Jain temple

Palitana temples
Jain Tirtha, Shravanabelagola, with the colossal Gommateshwara statue.
Temple interior, Dilwara
Ellora Jain cave basadi
Jain Temple complex, Deogarh, Uttar Pradesh, before 862
Jal Mandir, Shikharji
Maladevi temple, Vidisha
Taranga
Brahma Jinalaya, Lakkundi, 11th century
Akkana Basadi (1181) with lost superstructure.
Vasai Jain Temple, Kutch, Gujarat
Girnar Jain temples
Lodhruva Jain temple
Ranakpur Jain temple, Ranakpur, Rajasthan
Vanki - Patri Jain temple, Kutch, Gujarat
Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka
Hutheesing Jain Temple (1848)
Jal Mandir, Pawapuri
Calcutta Jain Temple in Calcutta (1867)
Pakbirra Jain temples, Purulia, West Bengal
Kulpakji Temple at Nalgonda, Telangana, with dravida (southern style) tower
Samovsaran Mandir in Palitana, Gujarat
Jain Temple, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Godiji, Nagarparkar Temples, Pakistan
Jain temple, Antwerp, Belgium
Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP), Phoenix, Arizona

Place of worship for Jains, the followers of Jainism.

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Shikhara

Latina in Khajuraho
Homogeneous Shikhara (but with rathas) of the Lingaraja Temple in Bhubaneswar

Shikhara (IAST: ), a Sanskrit word translating literally to "mountain peak", refers to the rising tower in the Hindu temple architecture of North India, and also often used in Jain temples.

Intricate carvings of Luna Vasahi

Dilwara Temples

Intricate carvings of Luna Vasahi
Pittalhar Temple
Parshvanatha Chaumukha Temple
Jethani shrine in Luna Vasahi
Carving of Devkulikas on ceiling of Luna Vasahi
Jain Derasar, Mt.Abu
Interior of the Luna Vasahi or Shri Neminath Temple, Dilwara
Dilwara Temple, domed ceiling, detail
Dilwara in 1990
Dilwara Temple ceiling detail
Doorway detail
Kalpavriksha illustration in Dilwara Jain Temple
Dilwara Temple ceiling detail

The Dilwara Temples or Delvada Temples are a group of svetambara Jain temples located about 2 1⁄2 kilometres from the Mount Abu settlement in Sirohi District, Rajasthan's only hill station.

Navlakha Temple, Ghumli, Gujarat, 12th century

Māru-Gurjara architecture

Style of west Indian temple architecture that originated in Gujarat and Rajasthan from the 11th to 13th centuries, under the Chaulukya dynasty .

Style of west Indian temple architecture that originated in Gujarat and Rajasthan from the 11th to 13th centuries, under the Chaulukya dynasty .

Navlakha Temple, Ghumli, Gujarat, 12th century
Interior of Jain Luna Vasahi temple at Dilwara, Mount Abu, 1230 and later, with typical "flying arches".
Mandapa ceiling in the Ranakpur Jain Temple
Devotions in the Swaminarayan temple in Houston, Texas (2004)
Bands of relief on the base wall of the Jagdish Temple, Udaipur, built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651
Detail of the Jain Kirti Stambha tower, Chittor Fort
Ajitanatha Temple, Taranga Jain temples, 1161
Bhadreshwar Jain Temple, 1248, rebuilt 2010
Ranakpur Jain temple, 15th century
Ranakpur Jain temple, 15th century
Hutheesing Jain Temple (1848) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Ambika Mata temple in Jagat, Rajasthan, by 960
Durga on the Jagat temple
Wall below the shikhara, Sun Temple, Modhera, 1020s
Outside face of screen shrines at Rudra Mahalaya Temple, by 1140
Kiradu temples
Rani ki vav, Patan, Gujarat, 11th century
Seven of the Girnar Jain temples, 12th-15th centuries
View across the Palitana temples
The Hindu Jagdish Temple, Udaipur (completed 1651)
Entrance fronting an essentially modern Jain temple building, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
The Bounter Jinalaya (or "72 Jinalaya") Jain temple at Mandvi, Kutch, Gujarat, begun 1982
The Jain temple, Antwerp, Belgium, completed 2010
The Jain Centre, Leicester, England. A facade "clad with Māru-Gurjara ornamentation" on a former church.<ref>Hegewald</ref>
Jain Temple at the Oshwal Centre, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, which "recreates a general Māru-Gurjara aesthetic".<ref>Hegewald</ref> Side view.

Although originating as a regional style in Hindu temple architecture, it became especially popular in Jain temples and, mainly under Jain patronage, later spread across India and to diaspora communities around the world.

Devotees offering prayers at the Garbhagriha in Chennakeshava Temple, Belur, which houses the icon of the god Vishnu.

Garbhagriha

Devotees offering prayers at the Garbhagriha in Chennakeshava Temple, Belur, which houses the icon of the god Vishnu.
Garbhagriha at Pattadakal with the Lingam icon of the god Shiva.

A garbhagriha or sannidhanam is the sanctum sanctorum, the innermost sanctuary of a Hindu and Jain temples where resides the murti (idol or icon) of the primary deity of the temple.

The Erechtheion in Athens, Greece, is associated with some of the most ancient and holy relics of the Athenians, such as the Palladion, a xoanon of Athena Polias

Place of worship

Specially designed structure or space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study.

Specially designed structure or space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study.

The Erechtheion in Athens, Greece, is associated with some of the most ancient and holy relics of the Athenians, such as the Palladion, a xoanon of Athena Polias

Jain temple – Jainism

6th-century stone murti of Shiva

Cult image

Human-made object that is venerated or worshipped for the deity, spirit or daemon that it embodies or represents.

Human-made object that is venerated or worshipped for the deity, spirit or daemon that it embodies or represents.

6th-century stone murti of Shiva
African Songye Power Figure
Reproduction of the Athena Parthenos statue at the original size in the Parthenon in Nashville, Tennessee.
Heathen altar for Haustblot in Björkö, Sweden; the larger wooden idol represents the god Frey.
Frans Hogenberg, The Calvinist Iconoclastic Riot of August 20, 1566, in Antwerp, the key moment of the Beeldenstorm in 1566, when paintings and church decorations and fittings were destroyed in several weeks of a violent iconoclastic outbreak in the Low Countries. Several similar episodes occurred during the early Reformation period.
A clay Ganesha murti, worshipped during Ganesh Chaturthi festival, and then ritually destroyed.
Image of Siddha (Liberated soul) worshiped by the Jains
Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük
The Hindu goddess Durga
Kali
Guatimac, a Guanche idol
Tian Tan Buddha
Altar in Chinese temple
Maximón, a Maya god
Brazilian Crucifix

Images depicting any of the twenty four Tirthankaras are placed in the Jain temples.

Jain temples on Shatrunjaya hill near Palitana, Gujarat

Palitana temples

The Palitana temples are the large groups of Jain temples located on Shatrunjaya hills near Palitana in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India.

The Palitana temples are the large groups of Jain temples located on Shatrunjaya hills near Palitana in Bhavnagar district, Gujarat, India.

Jain temples on Shatrunjaya hill near Palitana, Gujarat
General Plan of Jain temples on Mount Shatrunjaya
The idol of Rishabhanatha inside main temple
An 1866 sketch of Palitana temples
An archive photo of one tonk of the Palitana temples (1860)
Floor plan of the Adinatha Chaumukh temple, Palitana
Chaumukh temple on the northern ridge, Palitana
The deep reliefs on the outer walls of one of the Palitana temples
The entrance to the temples
View of the temples at the summit of Shatrunjaya hill
Shiva temple
Adishwar Temple
A temple in Palitana temples complex
Palitana temples complex
Palitana Temples distant view
Temple Inside Chaumukhji Tonk
Samovsaran Mandir, a modern temple and museum at the base of the hills (Tapa Gaccha subtradition of Jains){{sfn|Cort|2010|pp=120–121}}
Torana before the Samovsaran Mandir Palitana
Adinath temple depicted on 1949 Indian postage stamp

The Palitana site contains nearly 1000 temples on the hills spread mostly in nine clusters, some being vast temple complexes, while most are small in size.

Kirti Stambha of Hutheesing Jain Temple

Manastambha

Kirti Stambha of Hutheesing Jain Temple
Kirti Stambha at Chittorgarh fort
Manastambha at Shri Mahavirji Temple, Rajasthan, India
Manastambha at Tijara Jain Temple, Rajasthan, India
Manastambha at Jain Center of Greater Phoenix (JCGP), Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Manastambha at Saavira Kambada Basadi, Moodbidri, Karnataka, India
Desur Jain temple and Manastambha at Desur, Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
Manasthamba at Ajmer Jain temple
Manastambha at Lal Mandir

A manastambha (Sanskrit for 'column of honour') is a pillar that is often constructed in front of Jain temples or large Jain statues.

Architecture of a Hindu temple (Nagara style). These core elements are evidenced in the oldest surviving 5th–6th century CE temples.

Hindu temple architecture

Inner sanctum, the garbha griha or womb-chamber, where the primary Murti or the image of a deity is housed in a simple bare cell.

Inner sanctum, the garbha griha or womb-chamber, where the primary Murti or the image of a deity is housed in a simple bare cell.

Architecture of a Hindu temple (Nagara style). These core elements are evidenced in the oldest surviving 5th–6th century CE temples.
The Meenakshi temple complex of Madurai, mostly built between 1623 and 1655 CE, a large complex in the Dravidian architecture of South India, dominated by gopuram gatehouse towers. The two main shrines are much smaller, with gold tops.
A Badami Shiva temple in Karnataka.
Kailasanatha temple, remarkably carved out of one single rock was built by Rashtrakuta king Krishna I (r. 756–773 CE)
17th-century palm leaf manuscript page on temple building, Odisha.
The 8×8 (64) grid Manduka Hindu Temple Floor Plan, according to Vastupurusamandala. The 64 grid is the most sacred and common Hindu temple template. The bright saffron centre, where diagonals intersect above, represents the Purusha of Hindu philosophy.
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Dashavatara temple sculpture at Deogarh, completed about 500 CE.
Architecture of the Khajuraho temples
Dravidian (South Indian) Hindu Temple Architecture
Navlakha Temple, Ghumli, Gujarat, 12th century
Devotions in the Swaminarayan temple in Houston, Texas (2004)
The profile of the 13th-century Po Klong Garai Temple near Phan Rang includes all the buildings typical of a Cham temple. From left to right one can see the gopura, the saddle-shaped kosagrha, and mandapa attached to the kalan tower.
Nashik Maharashtra temple, cross section and plan (1910 sketch)
Vrindavan Uttar Pradesh temple plan
Khajuraho Madhya Pradesh temple plan
Puri Odisha temple complex plan
Bhubneshwar Odisha, a smaller temple plan
Halebidu Karnataka temple plan
Chidambaram Tamil Nadu temple plan
Thiruvallur, Tamil Hindu temple complex
Mandapa of a temple in South India. Much temple sculpture was originally painted.
Stepped floorplan of Dattatreya Temple (one side of the shrine) with five projections at Chattarki in Gulbarga district, 12th century CE
Shrine wall and superstructure in Kasivisvesvara temple at Lakkundi
Ornate Gadag style pillars at Sarasvati Temple, Trikuteshwara temple complex at Gadag
Mahadeva Temple at Itagi, Koppal district in Karnataka, also called Devalaya Chakravarti,<ref name="deva">Cousens (1926), p. 101</ref><ref name="fine">Kamath (2001), pp. 117–118</ref> 1112 CE, an example of dravida articulation with a nagara superstructure.
Single storey gopura (Dravidian architecture)
Two storey gopura (Dravidian architecture)
Pillar elements (shared by Nagara and Dravidian)
Athisthana architectural elements of a Hindu temple
Entablature elements
A vimana with mandapam elements (Dravidian architecture)

Although originating as a regional style in Hindu temple architecture, it became especially popular in Jain temples and, mainly under Jain patronage, later spread across India and to diaspora communities around the world.

Shwetambar Ajitanatha temple

Taranga Jain temple

Shwetambar Ajitanatha temple
Svetambara compound is visible on the right while Digambara compound is on left.
Front view
Entrance to the temple
Back view
Wall carvings
Nearby pond and the temple in background
Temples of Taranga
Temple in 1890

Taranga is a Jain pilgrimage center near Kheralu in Mehsana district, Gujarat, India, with two compounds of Jain temples that are important examples of the Māru-Gurjara style of architecture.