It’s Mahaveer Jayanti today, and we are reminded of the most beautiful Jain temple in Rajasthan i.e Ranakpur Jain Temple!
Ranakpur Jain temple is a beautiful destination to experience the marvels of architecture in Rajasthan. The famous Jain temple is located near Sadri town in Pali district of Rajasthan.
The main attraction of the Ranakpur Jain temple is its architectural excellence and fine carvings on the walls. The major attraction of this temple is the Chaumukha marble temple.
The temple comprises of 1444 pillars, each unique in architecture and design. These pillars in the temple are completely carved in a different manner without any similarities. Carvings of pillars are the peak level of architectural skills in this temple. Other than the pillars, the mesmerizing multi-curved ceilings catch the visitors’ attention. Ceilings of this temple are beautifully carved and designed with miniature designs, geometric designs. Not just the pillars and ceilings of the temple, some other beautiful carvings like Marble elephant are also the attractions of Ranakpur temple.
So many sculptures and different fine carvings are the symbol of architectural style and preaches of Jainism. This temple is the best and unique place to experience the legends Jainism. The deities that are worshipped here are the Adinath, Neminath, Parshvanath, Surya, and Amba Matha. Among them, the Adinath temple means Chaumukha is visited by a maximum number of devouts.
Dance, music, lights, colors, tempting food and vibrant costumes, there is something eccentric about the festivals of Rajasthan that makes them irresistible! With the onset of festival season, there are celebrations, gatherings, events and fairs galore to look forward to. Right after the globally acclaimed Marwar Festival, Rajasthan brings another splendid for the tourists to once again gain an insight into the life of people of Rajasthan with Ranakpur Festival scheduled for October 09 – 10, 2014. Here’s the Schedule..
Just like folk festivals in Jodhpur and Jaipur, the holy town of Ranakpur near Pali witnesses a mélange of Rajasthani folk performances and Bharatnatyam festooned with renditions by renowned vocal artists and dance performers during the Ranakpur Festival.
With the setting sun, the ambiance becomes calmer but no less enchanting. Fireworks dazzle the sky in the evening and kick-start the cultural programmes at ‘muktakash’ (open air auditorium at Surya Mandir aka Sun Temple) . Mesmerizing folk music and dance performances at the open air theatre transform the place to a vibrant platform
It is a cultural event where a large number of tourists from not only Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer but across the borders come to have two days of unparalleled fun in authentic Rajasthani style with the right mix of culture, history, fun and pleasant weather.Undoubtedly, the whole experience becomes more enthusiastic only because of the venues at Ranakpur, which reflects marvelous architectural skills of the artisans of that era.
Ranakpur, a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan celebrated the grand festival of 2012 “The Ranakpur Festival” from 28th November to 01st December, 2012. Similar to Abhaneri Festival in Jaipur, Unfortunately this festival also could not see the third day of celebration due to the sad demise of Ex Prime Minister of India- Mr. I.K.Gujral.
The Ranakpur festival comprised of holy chanting, cultural programmes and Classical music performances by Pt. Channu Lal Mishra Ji.
Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra performed Classical Vocal and Bhajans at Sun Temple Ranakpur on first day. Sun Temple, Ranakpur ready for Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra ‘s performance of Classical Vocal and Bhajans under the starry sky .
Pandit Chhannulal Mishra is a Hindustani classical singer from Banaras, a noted exponent of the Kirana gharana of the Hindustani classical music and especially the Khayal and the ‘Purab Ang’ – Thumri. Here’s presenting the music maestro in different moods with his allies ..
Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra being felicitated by the Rajasthan Tourism Department Officials. He absolutely mesmerized the audience with his spell binding performance.
Besides the evening performances, at 8.00 o’clock in the morning a free jungle safari was also organized for the guests of Ranakpur Festival. Some of the other attractions of this festival were the food and craft bazaar where a great mixture of several cultures and amazing art & craft was seen.
Day kicked of with the Jungle safari with no further performances in the following day due to the Ex. Prime Minister’s Demise.
Lastly, Hon’ble Minister for Tourism, Art & Culture Ms Bina Kak and Principal Secretary Tourism Mr Rakesh Srivastava payed tribute to Late Mr I.K.Gujral on November 30th at Sun Temple, Ranakpur.
Ranakpur, a village located in Desuri tehsil near Sadri town in the Pali district of Rajasthan welcomes you all to the grand festival of 2012 “The Ranakpur Festival” starting from 28th November to 01st December, 2012.
Department of Tourism, Rajasthan, is organizing this festival which comprises of holy chanting, cultural programmes, conventional Kathak performances and Classical Bharat Natyam performances.
The evening cultural programme is scheduled to start from 6.30 pm at the amphitheater that has been constructed within the premises of the Ranakpur temple. Also find the detailed programme schedules for Ranakpur Festival Events.
28th November, 2012: Bharat Natyam by Padmashree Geeta Chandran
29th November, 2012: Sufi songs by Zilla Khan
30th November, 2012: Kathak dance by members of Jaipur Kathak centre
1st December, 2012: Closing ceremony with performance by renowned Rajasthani Folk Artists.
Besides, every morning at 8.00 o’clock a free jungle safari will also be organized for the guests of Ranakpur Festival. Some of the other attractions of this festival would be the food and craft bazaar where a great mixture of several cultures and amazing art & craft would be seen and experienced along with the arrangements for Rock Climbing.