Bhandasar Jain Temple or Bhanda Shah Jain temple, is a Jain temple located in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The temple is famous for wall painting and art work. This temple is protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.
|Bhandasar Jain Temple|
सेठ भण्डासर जैन मंदिर
|Location||Bikaner, Rajasthan, India|
|Date established||12th century|
This temple was constructed by Bhandasa Oswal in the 12th century. The temple is dedicated to Sumatinatha, the 5th tirthankara. According to legends, 40,000 kg of ghee was used in the construction of this temple instead of water in a mortar.
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. On the walls there are illustrations depicting the lives of the 24 tirthankaras. 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.
Beautiful paintings on the wall
Main vedi of Bhandasar Jain Temple
Paintings in Bhandasar Jain Temple
See also Edit
- Joshi, Jagat Pati; Deva, Krishna (2007). Inventory Of Monuments And Sites Of National Importance (PDF). Vol. 2 (1st ed.). Delhi: Archaeological Survey of India.
- Das, Joydip, Royal Rajasthan Pocket Travel Guide, Bluworlds Guides, retrieved 22 July 2017
- Pandya, Prashant H. (2014), Indian Philately Digest, Indian Philatelists' Forum, retrieved 22 July 2017
- Clammer, Paul (2015), Lonely Planet Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra, Lonely Planet, ISBN 9781743609804, retrieved 22 July 2017
- "BHANDASAR JAIN TEMPLE". Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 5 October 2020.