Known for their architectural splendour and exquisite stone carvings, the Dilwara temples in Rajasthan are dedicated to Jain Tirthankars. Located about 2.5 km from Mount Abu, the temples were built in 11th and 13th centuries AD.
The five shrines are dedicated to Adinath, Rishabhdev, Nemi Nathji, Mahavir Swami and Parshvanath. Each temple boasts of majestic entranceway, minutely carved ceilings, doorways and pillars. The architectural style exemplifies the Jain values of honesty and frugality. The temple dedicated to Rishabhdev is surrounded by a walled courtyard. There are numerous small shrines around the large courtyard, each having an image of the Tirthankars. Elegantly carved pillars support the mandap in front of the shrine.