Jain Temple at Viratnagar, Rajasthan
By overlooking the Rajasthan temples one can understand that India has a rich cultural and historical heritage. The phrase ‘Unity in diversity’ may be trite but surely, it is true in the Indian context. Many theories have been propounded to explain the existence of the large number of temple sites in Rajasthan. The cultural roots are reflected in the temples of Jaipur and it houses several temples. This depicts the religious nature of the pink city (Jaipur). The royalty of Jaipur have always encouraged the spirituality and aesthetic sense of admiration in the foundation of the city.
India is bestowed with the blessings of the diverse religious faiths. Jainism is one of the religions; Jain Tirthankara are religious preachers who spread the message of peace, love, non-violence, and enlightenment all over the world. The core of this great religion (Jainism) and its preaching is evident in the cave temples of Viratnagar and all over Jaipur.
These simple teachings of Jainism have attracted and molded the sentiments of the millions of people across the nations as well as the world. Thousands of devotees visit India from all over the world to seek blessings and to have information about the Great Jain architectural splendor.
The Jain pilgrimage sites are the best destination options for the tourist and pilgrims. Each Jain temple in Virat Nagar is dedicated to a particular Jain Tirthankara. Among the all Jain temple in Rajasthan, The Parshwanath Temple is the largest and the most beautiful. There is an emerald statue of Lord Mahavira within the Paraswanath Temple, which exudes a quality of tolerance and peace.
The ancient Jain temples of viratnagar were built sometimes in between the 12th and 15th centuries. Jain temple in viratnagar is situated just opposite to the Moghul Gate i.e. Jain Nasiya. Jain temple is in the neighborhood of the Tehsil office and consists of a sanctum preceded passage on the other sides.
This Jain temple in viratnagar is surrounded by a high wall and a beautifully carved pillared portico in front of the entrance on the east. Inside the southern wall of the courtyard in the Jain temple, a large inscribed slab of forty lines is made.