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Mount Abu is situated at the southern tip of the Aravalli range; the cool climate of the place makes it a popular hill station in Rajasthan. It becomes a popular destination with its striking array of exquisite Dilwara Jain Temples, dating back 11th- 13th centuries.

Besides being a picturesque summer resort, Mount Abu is a popular pilgrimage center, dotted with temples and shrines of different religions.

Dedicated to the Jain Saints or Tirthankars, the Dilwara Temples of Mount Abu are a religious sanctuary where the business of the carving manages to induce a feeling of tranquility. The surfaces of the walls, and arches and brackets and pillars are carved to create a lace-like effect yet no two pillars are alike; such was the vision of the sculptors who worked on them.

Places to Visit

Gaumukh Temple

A natural spring flowing through a sculpted cow is head gives the shrine its name. The famous yagna of sage Vashishtha was performed here. A beautifully sculpted hill temple of Arbuada-the mighty serpent stands against the beautiful backdrop. Nearby is the magnificent marble image of Nandi, the celestial bull rescued by Arbuada.

Dilwara Jain Temple

These beautifully carved temples built between 11th and 13th century A.D. is sheer elegance in marble, dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras. The Vimal Vasahi temple is the oldest of these dedicated to the first Tirthankara. Built in 1031 A.D. The central shrine has an image of Rishabhdev and large courtyard with 52 small shrines, each housing a beautiful statue of thirthankaras with 48 elegantly carved pillars form the entrance to the courtyard.

Adhar Devi Temple

The temple is chiselled out of a huge rock reached by a flight of 360 stairs. A favourite tourist spot.

Sunset Point
Spectacular sight of the setting sun when the hills are covered in the golden glow can be viewed from here.

Shri Raghunathji Temple

Situated near the Nakki Lake is the temple dedicated to Shri Raghunathji with a beautiful image of the deity that was placed here in 14th century A.D. by Shri Ramanand the famous Hindu preacher.

Museum and Art Gallery

Located at the Raj Bhawan, it was a collection of archaeological excavations dating back to 8th-12th century A.D. It also has Jain bronze carvings, brassworks etc. for viewing.










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