The Taranga Jain Temple
The Taranga Jain Temple Reviews
Rather impressive stonework Feb 05, 2011
The Taranga Jain Temple is perhaps the start attraction in the unknown town of Taranga in northern Gujarat.
The location is rather spectacular. The backdrop for the temple are the huge and impressive Taranga hills. The temple itself dates from as early as the twelfth century and is testament to how accomplished the Solanki dynasty were. The carvings are rather beautiful and intricate, and there doesn’t seem to be an inch of stone which is plain. On the interior, there are idols of some Jain deities. I confess I never found the names out, but despite my ignorance of Jainism, I thought this temple was breathtaking and unforgettable.
There is no entrance fee as such. You can go in for free and photographs are allowed for free from a distance. However, to get up close shots, you have to pay a very small fee in order to acquire a permit. No photographs are allowed of the deities inside though.
This temple is well off the beaten path, but if you happen to be around Taranga, it’s well worth taking a trip to see this sight. If you go there, it’s worth packing a small picnic as food and drink isn’t readily available near the temple!
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