Bhandasar Jain Temple

Bhandasar Jain Temple or Banda Shah Jain temple, is located in Bikaner, Rajasthan. This temple is famous for wall painting and art work.[1] This temple is protected by Archaeological Survey of India.[2]

Bhandasar Jain Temple
सेठ भण्डासर जैन मंदिर
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Seth Bhandasar Jain Temple
Religion
AffiliationJainism
DeitySumatinatha
FestivalsMahavir Jayanti
Location
LocationBikaner, Rajasthan, India
Geographic coordinates28°00′17.2″N 73°18′02.8″E / 28.004778°N 73.300778°E / 28.004778; 73.300778Coordinates: 28°00′17.2″N 73°18′02.8″E / 28.004778°N 73.300778°E / 28.004778; 73.300778
Architecture
CreatorBhandasa Oswal
Date established12th century
Temple(s)1

HistoryEdit

This temple was constructed by Bhandasa Oswal in the 12th century. The temple is dedicated to Sumatinatha, the 5th tirthankara.[3][4] According to legends, 40,000 Kgs of ghee was used in the construction of this temple instead of water in a mortar.[5]

ArchitectureEdit

Bhandasar Jain Temple is a three-storey temple, famous for its beautiful leaf paintings, frescoes and ornamented mirror work. This temple was constructed using red sandstone with beautiful paintings and yellow-stone carvings on walls, pillars of the sanctum and mandapa.[5] On the walls there are illustrations depicting the lives of the 24 tirthankaras.[6] The temple consist of garbhagriha, antarala, mahamandapa, and ardhamandapa. The sanctum is pancharatha (five rathas) is covered by shikhara having karna-amalakas and amalakas at top.[3]

GalleryEdit

ConservationEdit

The temple have undergone renovations, are under protection of Archaeological Survey of India.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Das, p. 41.
  2. ^ "Alphabetical List of Monuments - Rajasthan". Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Pandya 2014, p. 4.
  4. ^ a b ASI & Bhandasr Jain temple.
  5. ^ a b Clammer 2015, p. 435.
  6. ^ "BIKANER". Rajasthan tourism.

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