The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex, 60 kms north of
Udaipur, is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. It is
tucked away in a remote valley of the Aravalli range and is certainly worth
The main temple is the ' Chaumukha Temple ', or Four-Faced
Temple, dedicated to Adinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and
well-kept marble temple has 29 halls suppotred by 1444 pillars, no two alike.
Within the complex are two other jain temples to ' Neminath ' and
' Parasnath ' and, a littel distance away, a ' Sun Temple '. One kilometre
from the main complex is the ' Amba Mata Temple '.