Jain Temples

The Jain temples in Jaisalmer are located within the Jaisalmer Fort premises. These temples date back to the 12th century.

The Jain temples in Jaisalmer are located within the Jaisalmer Fort premises. Its location also proves to be attractive to the tourists as most of the tourists get to visit both the attractions. These temples date back to the 12th century. The temples are dedicated to Rikhadev and Sambavnath, the 1st and the 3rd Jain tirthtankar. There are seven Jain temples in total. They are built and overlooked by the followers of the Swetambar Sect. Among these temples, the biggest one is the The Paraswanath Temple and is most attractive. The architecture of the Jaisalmer Jain temples bears a lot resemblance with Dilwara temples. These Jain temples demonstrate the temple architecture that was predominant in the medieval era. One of the unique features of the temple is the vast chain of corridors. These corridors connect the temples. Another attraction of the temple that will surely attract your attention is the carved lotus symbols on the temple domes. It also has a number of stone sculptures and captions of on the temple walls.