Nareli Jain Temple

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Nareli Jain Temple
Nareli Jain Temple
Nareli Jain Temple
Nareli Jain Temple is located in Rajasthan
Nareli Jain Temple
Location within Rajasthan
Basic information
Location Nareli, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Geographic coordinates 26°27′32″N 74°42′16″E / 26.45889°N 74.70444°E / 26.45889; 74.70444Coordinates: 26°27′32″N 74°42′16″E / 26.45889°N 74.70444°E / 26.45889; 74.70444
Affiliation Jainism
Deity Rishabhanatha
Festivals Mahavir Jayanti
Creator Ashok Patni, RK Marbles

Nareli Jain Temple, is a new Jain temple located on the outskirts of Ajmer 7 kilometers from the city center and 128 kilometers west of Jaipur on the main national highway 8.[1]

Gavin Thomas, in his book, "The Rough Guide to Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra" (2010, p. 257), writes on Nareli Jain Temple:[2]

"There's another striking monument to the Jain faith some 7km southeast of Ajmer on the Jaipur bypass, the angular modern Nareli Temple, a striking edifice mixing traditional and contemporary architectural styles to somewhat quirky effect, with 23 further miniature temples lined up on the hill above."

The other Jain temple that the author talks about is the Ajmer Jain Temple.

History[edit]

Ashok Patni of RK Marbles constructed this temple.[3] The temple is situated on the Aravali mountain range.[4] The temple was estimated to cost around Rupees 50 crore, but ended up costing close to Rupees 100 crore.[5]

Transportation[edit]

  • Road-

It lies on the main national highway no. 8 which is a 6 lane expressway from Jaipur onwards and connects the Delhi-Ajmer-Mumbai. Autos and taxis are available from Ajmer and nearby towns.

  • Rail-

Nearest railway station is Ajmer junction which is an important railway junction with Broad gauge lines.

  • Air-

Presently the nearest airport is the Jaipur International Airport, about 125 km away, with daily flights to the major cities in India and certain international flights.

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