Though often dwarfed by the immense beauty and size of the Ranakpur Jain Temple dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Sri Adinath; there is an ancient Sun Temple housed within the same temple complex. This temple is dated back to the 8th century and has a similar structure and appearance to the bigger temple. Its walls are also intricately carved with warriors, heroes and the Sun God in his magnificent stallion driven chariot.
A more recent development at this temple has been the construction of an open air amphitheater. The Godwad Festival during the month of December takes place at this venue.
The sun god is especially worshiped on the day of ‘Makara Sankranthi’ which falls sometimes in the month of January. It goes without saying that a visit to the Sun Temple at Ranakpur on this day would be worth your while.
Located 31 kms from Mana Hotel Ranakpur, is the first golden temple built by the Jain Community in India.
The main specialty of the temple is that its entire structure, including all the walls, roofs, pillars, doors, windows, steps, domes and shikhar are all painted with a thick layer of gold. It is said that the women from Jain families of the surrounding areas, spared their gold ornaments and donated the same to temple authorities for construction of this golden temple
Mana Hotel recommends that the guests enjoy this hidden treasure in the early morning or in evening time.
Structure painted in Gold
2000 year old statue
33 yr old temple
Total area – 50,000 sq feet
Dedicated to Lord Shankheshwar Parshwanath
30 minute drive from Mana Hotels
Darshan Time: 5:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Aarti Time: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM