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Weely Photo Challenge -Ornate/ Jain Temple

(This post has been created in response to Weekly Photo challenge – Orante )

These pictures were clicked at a Jain temple in a small town called Sujangarh, located 200km west of Jaipur. This beautiful temple is a heritage Jain temple by the name of Shri  Devsagar Singhi Jain Mandir. The inaugural  ceremony in 1915 was graced by Lord Charles Hardinge, then viceroy of India (Supreme head of India under the British colonial years before independence).The temple is owned and managed by a private family trust. This temple is dedicated to Sri Parshvnatha , 23rd Tirthankara out of total 24 and belongs to shwetambar sect of Jainism.

Beautiful glass work dominate the interiors, which is quite opulent and ornate. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

(Apologies for low quality images due to low light conditions inside the temple)

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Beautiful interiors of Jain temple at Sujangarh, Rajasthan
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Beautiful mirror work inside the Devsagar Jain Temple at Sujangarh, Rajasthan
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workmanship inside the sanctum. Devsagar Singhi Jain Temple, Sujangarh, Rajasthan.
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This was clicked on the side wall of the temple, depiction of Jain monk.
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Similar figures adorn side walls outside the temple
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Inside the sanctum
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Beautiful workmanship and glass work dominate the interiors of Devsagar Singhi Jain temple at Sujangarh, Rajasthan

Another link for information on special commemorative cover of this temple issued by Indian postal department.

For more pictures on WPC – Ornate visit here

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