Nasiyan Jain Temple Ajmer
Nasiyan Digambar Jain temple is in Ajmer (Rajasthan) located at Prthaviraj Marg. Accessibility of the temple is easy from the various parts of the city with the local transport system. Nasiyan Jain Temple also known as the Red Temple. The Nasiyan temple is one of the finest Jain temples in Rajasthan after the temples of Ranakpur and Mount Abu. The main chamber consists of a double storied hall in which are housed large gilt wooden figures depicting the Jain mythology. The artifact reflects the ancient world with a Jainism perception. The hall is decorated lavishly with precious gems, gold and silver. The main chamber consists of a double storied hall in which are housed large wooden figures portraying the Jain concept of the world. The hall is decorated lavishly with precious gems, gold and silver.
The construction of the Nasiyan Jain Temple was started in the year 1864 AD and it continued till 1895 AD. It was opened for public visits in the year 1895 AD. The temple is bestowed with a museum along side it
The temple is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar Rishabha. The first floor of the temple popularly called as Swarna Nagari (city of gold) hall houses one of the most astonishing architectural creations of the Universe in the version of Jainism which also constitutes of gold plate replicas of every Jain temples of the country. An estimated 1000 kilograms of gold has been used in the construction of the marvel depicting panorama from Jain mythology, and of the ancient towns of Ayodhya and Prayag. The interiors of the temple is decorated with the inner chamber that has silver balls suspended from its ceiling and is surmounted by a vimana (spire). The interiors are also embellished with the silver linings and precious other stones.
The best time of visiting the Nasiyan Jain Temple is in the winter months from October to March. The temple opens at 8:30 a.m. and it remains open till 4:30 p.m.