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Bhandeshwar Jain Temples - Bikaner India

These Jain temples were built by two brothers and named after them-the Bhandeshwar temple-rich in mirror work and the Sandeshwar temple-stylized enamel and gold leaf wall paintings. The temples are dedicated to 23rd Jain teerthankar, Parsvanathji.

Timing : Morning 6 AM to Evening 8 PM
Location : It is located in the old city
Structure : Located in the old city are two exceptional Jain temples built by two merchant brothers in the 16th century. The Sandeshwar Temple is covered with marble sculptures of Jain saints. The Bhandeshwar Temple is decorated with gold-leaf work, beautiful sculpted pillars, and floral designs. This temple is carved in red sand stone and white marble - its famous for carvings, wall paintings, structural beauty and artistically designed statues. The rich mirror work, decor and frescoes of Bhandashah and their gold leaf paintings are noteworthy. This temple is the oldest existing structure in Bikaner. Though the seth was very particular about every penny in his personal life, when it came to religious point he ordered hundreds of mounds of Ghee (Clarified Butter) and coconuts to be freely used in the foundation.
Information : Next-door is the beautifully carved stone, Laximinath Temple, from where we get a great view of the city and desert.

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