Nasiyan Jain Temple Ajmer – One Of The Wonders In Ajmer

From Foy Sagar Lake I got on the cab to Nasiyan Jain Temple and reached the temple within 30 minutes. The temple is located in Prithviraj Marg, quite near to the Ajmer Railway Station. It is also known as the Red Temple as it is made of red sand stone, and is one of the best Jain temples in Rajasthan, other than the temples at Mount Abu and Ranakpur. The visiting hours at the temple are from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. The temple looked very impressive from outside and after paying the entry fee, I got inside the temple.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Rishabhdev, who was the first among the 24 Jain Tirthankaras. He is also known as Adinath. The gate through which I entered was made of red sand stone and from the gate there were marble stairs leading to the temple. As I entered the main chamber, I saw that it is divided into a two storey hall containing large wooden figures which reveals the universe according to Jain concept.

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The first floor of the hall is fully decorated with gems and precious stones and is known popularly as Swarna Nagari, the city of gold. It also contains replicas of each and every Jain temple in the country. These replicas are gold plated and leaves you awe struck. There are also scenes of Auyodhya and Mahabharata period. It is estimated that about 1000 kg of gold is used in decorating the interior. There are many paintings and glass works here. Once you get inside the hall, you feel as if you are transferred to another world with celestial figures, gold, silver and precious gems all around.

The inner chamber has many small silver balls suspended from the ceiling and the interior is decorated with gold and silver. The stairs to the upper floor were steep. The temple had a calm and quiet atmosphere and there were not many tourists inside. The visit to the temple was really worthwhile and I recommend that whoever visiting Ajmer must surely visit Nasiyan Jain Temple Ajmer. It is too good to be expressed in words.

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