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Nareli Jain Temple

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Distance (From Ajmer Junction Railway Station): 9 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: On NH-8 In The Outskirts Of Ajmer

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 9 km from Ajmer Junction Railway Station, Nareli Jain Temple is a new Jain temple situated on NH-8 in the outskirts of Ajmer in Rajasthan. This is an important point of pilgrimage for Digambara Jains and also one of the top Ajmer attractions.

Nareli Jain Temple, also known as Sri Gyanodaya Tirth Kshetra, is a modern edifice built by Ashok Patni of RK Marbles. Acharya Sri Vidya Sagar's disciple Jain Sage, Muni Sudha Sagar blessed the construction of the temple and the building work started on 1994-95. In the year 2002 the largest ever-made statues of Ashta-dhatu are being installed at the temple complex. The temple was estimated to cost around Rupees 50 crore, but ended up costing close to Rupees 100 crore. The temple grounds of Nareli Jain Temple are based over the entire hilly region and innumerable devotees throng the temple, particularly the Jain communities, who belong to Digambara sects.

The temple is slightly angular in shape and boasts of contemporary architectural pattern. The Nareli Jain Temple complex consists of 24 temples, each dedicated to the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. Out of 24 images of the Jain Tirthankaras, the images of the three Tirthankaras named as Arahnath, Kunthunath and Sri Shantinath have been established at the temple. Each of the Tirthankara idols weight about 24 tons. The temple is well known for its carvings and intricate designs.

Timings: 6. 30 AM - 7 PM

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