The Bhandasar Jain Temple is one of Bikaner’s 27 exquisite Jain temples. This temple is dedicated to Sumatinath, the fifth Tirthankara, and is also regarded as the most beautiful and highest temple.This Jain Temple is a three-story monument that dates back to the 15th century and is a perfect example of Rajputana construction and elaborate architectural work. The temple’s presence is marked by marble pillars, gold leaf walls, beautifully adorned ceilings, and huge halls. A special mention should be made of the excellent mirror craftsmanship.
Bhanda Shah, a Jain trader, built this temple. Pure ghee and dry coconuts were used to build the temple’s foundation. The red sandstone temple has three stories, and visitors can admire the wall murals and usta art. Legend has it that instead of using water in a mortar, 40,000 kg of ghee was used in the construction of this temple, which locals claim leaks through the walls on hot days. The temple is next to Laxminath’s temple. The temple is open from 5am to 1 pm in the morning and from 5.30pm to 11.30 pm in the evenings everyday.
The Seth Bhandasar Jain temple has been renovated and is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. Climbing to the topmost floor of this temple provides views of Bikaner’s skyline. Apart from its architectural beauty, the extreme calm and peace in the atmosphere make it a wonderful spot to come and find spirituality. Tourists and worshippers alike flock to Bhandarsar Temple in the name of devotion and spirituality, and they find the plane to be delightful, tranquil, and calm. Additionally, a visit to the temple allows you to take in the amazing architecture and be in awe of the temple. So, anytime you’re in Bikaner, don’t forget to take a break and pay a visit to this magnificent temple!
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