When we talk of temples in India,we think of Temples dedicated to Hindu Gods.
These temples are poems in architecture and were designed geometrically aligned with Latitudes,idols with unique characteristics and using advanced technology.
There are Jain and Buddhist temples,which are equally marvelous.
Would any one believe that a Temple,three storeyed,was built with Ghee,instead of water and mortar?
This is the Bhandasar Jain temple dedicated to the Third Thirthankara of Jainism,Sumatinatha.
This temple was constructed by Bhandasa Oswal in 15th century. The temple is dedicated to the 5th tirthankar Sumatinatha. According to legends 40,000 kilograms of ghee was used in the construction of this temple instead of water in mortar.
Bhandasar ,Jain Temple built with Ghee
This temple stands tall at 20 feet and is made of red stone with yellow-stone carvings and many vibrant paintings.Indside the temple complex you will find a Antarala, an Ardhamandapa, a Garbhgriha and a Mahamandapa. Adorning the walls of the ‘mandapa’ and ‘pancharatha’ are beautiful leaf paintings that are painted in gold. The pillar of these temple adorns beautiful paintings that depict the events from the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankars.
How to reach.
1.Airport.Bikaner has Domestic Civil Airport where daily flights to Jaipur[JAI] and Delhi[DEL] are currently in operation.