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Ranakpur - Jain temple complex

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Ranakpur is a complex of Jain temples - one of the five most important pilgrimage sites of Jainism. It is located about 60km north of Udaipur. The main temple is called Chaumukha Mandir (Four-Faced Temple) and is dedicated to Adinath, it was built in 1439. Chaumukha Madir is one of the largest and most important Jain temples in India. It has 1444 beautifully carved milk-white marble pillars - no two are alike.

An Indian camel driver with his camels, marching on the way to Ranakpur
On the way to Ranakpur - fields irrigation by a treadmill
A treadmill is used to irrigate fields, on the way to Ranakpur
A local woman carrying a jug, on the way to Ranakpur
Local people working with a threshing machine on a way to Ranakpur
A camel driver with a camel transporting harvest, on the way to Ranakpur
Mud bricks drying in the sun, on the way to Ranakpur
An elderly local woman carrying a basket, on the way to Ranakpur
Stone walls dividing land property
A local beauty carrying a jug, on the way to Ranakpur
Coming closer to the Ranakpur temple complex
The main temple is called Chaumukha Mandir (Four-Faced Temple) and is dedicated to Adinath, it was built in 1439
Entrance to Chaumukha Mandir, one of the largest and most important Jain temples in India, Ranakpur
A smiling woman selling flowers at the entrance to the Four-Faced Temple, Ranakpur
Inside the Ranakpur Jain Temple - a beautifully carved complex of white marble
Inside the main temple - a forest of 1444 milk-white marble pillars and no two are alike!
An Indian family posing in the Chaumukha Mandir temple, Ranakpur
A marble elephant, Ranakpur
Intricate carvings in marble, Ranakpur
A full-of-sculptures dome of marble, Chaumukha Mandir temple, Ranakpur
Inside the main temple - a forest of 1444 milk-white marble pillars and no two are alike!
Anita just couldn't resist to take a picture with the marble elephant
Monkey bench, Ranakpur
A new monkey friend at the Ranakpur temple complex
Kruger shaking...legs(?!) in Ranakpur :)
Local women carrying baskets, on the way from Ranakpur
Traditionally dressed local woman carrying a basket, on the way to Ranakpur

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