Jain Temples in Jaisalmer
Nestled inside the tremendous hill-fort (Jaisalmer Fort), Jain Temples are considered to be an old and significant holy shrine. The temples are dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras and are datable to 12th and 15th century.
There are seven temples overall; built and overlooked by the Swetambhar Sect. Standing out with Dilwara architecture, these temples are similar to those in Mount Abu. And just like many structures of the Golden City Jaisalmer, Jain Temples too are built from yellow sandstone; complementing the backdrop of Thar Desert. Its architecture, religious significance and location make it a popular religious spot of Jaisalmer.
The Rishabhnath Temple was commissioned by Seth Sachcha and is located near the palace of Moomal, where once the stream of River Kak gushed. Shambhavanath Temple Complex is stood upon an octagonal pyramidal rood and a fortification wall.
Astapadhi Temples and Gyan Bhandar Library in close proximity with the temples are must- visit spots too. The library is a trove of rare manuscripts available in India.