Vimal Vasahi / Luna Vasahi / Shri Nemi Nathji Temple Dilwara , Rajastnan

Vimal Vasahi Temple: Erected in 11 century, it is devoted to the first Tirthankar of Jains, Sri Adi Nath. Constructed by Vimal Shah, a minister of Raja Bhimdeo, the temple has splendidly carved pillars, corridors, arches, porticoes. The extraordinary characteristic of this temple is it's ceiling that features carved designs of lotus-buds, petals, flowers and panorama of Jain and Hindu mythology.

Luna Vasahi / Shri Nemi Nathji temple : Devoted to the 22nd Tirthankara, Shri Nemi Nathji, it is positioned a slight above the Vimal Shah Temple. Erected in 1230 AD by two brothers, Vastupal and Tejpal, ministers of a neighboring sovereign, the temple put up in reminiscence of their late brother Luna. The architecture is comparable to Vimal Shah Temple.
The chief hall of the temple, Rang mandap, features a central dome from which droop a huge ornamental pendent with detailed carvings. Within the temple, there are 72 figures of Tirthankars in sitting position and just beneath this are 360 tiny figures of Jain monks, prearranged in circular group. The temple encloses 39 cells, each of which include one or more images. The elephant cell or hathi shala features 10 gorgeous marble elephants, is the centre appeal. An additional appeal of this temple is Kirthi Stambha, a gigantic black stone pillar which is positioned on the left side of the temple.


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