Rajasthan has many beautiful temples, among them the Rishabdeo Kesariyaji Jain Temple of Udaipur had gained quite popularity. The architecture and archaeology students find special interest in this grand temple. Situated in the Dhulev village of Udaipur 'Shri Rishabh Dev Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra' or popularly known as ' Rishabdeoji temple ' or ' Kesariyaji Jain temple ' is encircled by the very famous Aravalli hill range of Rajasthan .
About Rishabdeo Kesariyaji Jain Temple - To reach this temple you have to travel 65 kilometres away from the main city of Udaipur. This temple is not only a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan but also among the four main pilgrimage sites of Jains. This is called as 'Kesariyaji' temple because huge amount of saffron, which is known as 'kesar' in Hindi, is offered to the deity of this temple in pujas . This ancient temple is quite famous for its architectural layout.
Visit Rishabdeo Kesariyaji Jain temple to see the whole temple complex consisting of one main temple surrounded by 52 other temples. Each temple has an idol of Digambar which is surrounded by many idols of other deities. Inside the main temple a 3.5 feet heighted statue of lord Rishabh devji is seated which is amazingly carved out of one single black marble. The idol is seated in the padmasan position and seems to be meditating. Also there are two oxen carved besides the idol depicting Tirthankar's mother's 16 dreams. This astonishing feature makes this temple among the main tourist spot of Udaipur Rishabdeo Kesariyaji Jain Temple.
The temple is an example of ancient architecture and finesse. The framework of the temple is strong and quite wisely engineered. However the concerned authorities work on its restoration from time to time. The temple has a lot instored for you educationally and also the statuesque beauty of the temple is sure you attract you at once. Therefore you must keep this temple on your checklist on a trip to Udaipur.
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