The Bhattaraks and The Digambar Jain Temple of Amer

India, Jaipur Guide (B): The Bhattaraks and The Digambar Jain Temple of Amer

Earlier last year, in the month of April I decided to explore Amer. On a hiatus from trekking in the hills near Jaipur I was looking for some backyard exploration. Someone tipped me about an old Digambar Jain temple. I was told that this Jain temple was built around the time Jaipur was founded. It turned out to be a Digambar Jain Nasiyan. As I approached this Jain temple, the surroundings reminded me of the era in which it was built.

This Digambar Jain Nasiyan is historic and was built between V.S. 1678-91/ 1621-1634 AD. this Temple is dedicated to 13th Jain Tirthankar Swami Vimalnath and his idol, dates back to 1585 AD or Samvat 1642. Although the main idol in this temple is Swami Vimalnath there are idols of other Tirthankars as well. These idols are from 1469 AD or Samvat 1526 to 1599 AD or Samvat 1656. The year mentioned in this temple like all other ancient temples is in Vikram Samvat (V.S.) commonly referred as Samvat.

The highlight of this temple is beautiful Kirti Stambh made from white marble of Makrana, Rajasthan. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: The Bhattaraks and The Digambar Jain Temple of Amer
Guide Location: India » Jaipur
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Digambara Jain Temple, Amer  
Author: Arv Jpr
Read it on author's website: https://jaipurthrumylens.com/2018/01/22/digambar-jain-temple-amer-nasiyan-bhattaraka-jaipur/