The Gomateswara Temple also known as the Bahubali Temple is located on the Vindhyagiri hills of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. The temple is well known for the 57 feet high monolithic statue of Gomateswara. This is one of the most renowned Jain temple in Southern India. The Mahamastakabhisheka festival’is celebrated every 12 years as many thousand devotees gather at Shravanabelagola hills and offer abhishekas with tons of milk, sugarcane juice, and the saffron flowers paste. The next festival is expected to held in 2018.
The Dilwara Temple is located near Mount Abu in Rajasthan. The temple is one among the famous Jain pilgrim centers. The temple has five shrines each dedicated to Lord Adinath, Lord Rishabhdev, Lord Neminath, Lord Mahavir Swami and Lord Parshvanath.The marble temple is worth admiring with intricately carved pillars, ceilings and panels. The Temple is well connected by road and Mount Abu is accessible by train and road from any city in Rajasthan.
The well known Jain temple of Ranakpur is dedicated to the Tirthankara Rishabhanatha.The temple is constructed from light coloured marble and has numerous awe inspiring craftsmanship. There are 1444 pillars with intricate carvings. The main pratishtha of the temple is a 6 feet tall idol of Adinatha. This is a must visit tourist destination in Rajasthan with its richness in art and architecture.
The Lal Mandir is one of the oldest Jain temples in Delhi. It is located in Chandni Chowk area right opposite to the Red Fort in Delhi. The temple is also known for the Bird Hospital which is also a part of it. The shrine area of the temple has gilded paintwork that shines when the lamps are lit. The temple provides a peaceful ambience and is popular among the Jains. It also encloses a book center that provides books on Jainism. Visitors are required to remove shoes/slippers and any leather goods before entering the temple.
Sonagiri Temples are one of the major pilgrim centers for the Jain Community. Sonagiri means Golden Peak , and this site is believed to be the place where Nanganag Kumar attained Moksha along with his followers. This temple is specially sacred among the Digambar Jains. The temple is adorned by a 43 feet tall Manstambh, also referred to as the column of dignity which is a spectacular sight in itself. Devotees have to ascend 3500 steps or 3 ½ km to reach the summit. The temple celebrates its annual festival from the Falgun Shukla 14 and culminates on Chaitra Krishna 5.