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4.2 million people practice the religion of Janisim throughout India. It's one of the world's oldest recognised religions. Practitioners believe that non-violence and self control are the means by which they can obtain liberation and possibly nirvana. 91 km's from Udaipur lies Ranakpur. A very small town based around a Jain temple which is said to be the most spectacular of all the Jain temples. Here we stayed for a solitary night. The temples construction began in 1437BC and ...
... with oncoming vehicles; our driver likes to look at Singhji as either of them talks, so frequently he isn't even paying attention as we speed down the road, but he honks the horn almost constantly. A common joke we have heard about drivers in India is that they need two licenses: one to drive and one for blowing their horns. Add to this mixture stately and self-possessed cows wandering freely, goats either singly or in large ...
... and straight roads to green hills and winding roads. Before long, we reached the Ranakpur Temple. The temple was built in the 14th century and is a temple of the Jain religion. It is built on 1,444 richly carved pillars, each one unique. We had to remove our leather belts before entering the temple since the Jain religion does not approve of the killing of any life, human, animal or even insects.
We had to drive over a steep mountain pass to reach our hotel for ...
Ranakpur is on the way Udhapur, and has the biggest Jain temple in India. Just the temple and a couple of hotels. It's in the hills, temperature drops, very green, and an old style open veranda hotel. Quite tatty but charming. Have a lassi for lunch, and off to the temple. Temple quite a site. Back to the hotel, sit and have our last drop of whiskey and lemonade on our veranda, lovely cooling thunderstorm. At supper ...
... in the 15th century, in the AD 1439. The basement is of 48,000 sq. feet area that covers the whole complex. This expresses the prosperity of Jains in those times. The total number of columns is 1,444, all of which are intricately carved with no two being alike. The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of ...
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We had great time at this sprawling resort. Staff was very helpful and food was superb. well maintained resort with lots to offer.
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