The Neminath Temple in Junagadh is a famous Jain temple situated in Girnar Hill of Gujarat
. The Neminath Temple is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd Tirthankar of Jainism. The Neminath Temple is a rectangular temple the construction of which started in 1128 AD and was completed in 1159 AD. The Neminath Temple was constructed by Vastupal and Tejpal, the two brothers who also constructed the Dilwara temples of Mount Abu, a marvel of marble. The Neminath Temple in Junagadh houses a deity of Lord Neminath in black stone that dwell in lotus, with a conch.
You will find a spacious and columned courtyard inside the Neminath Temple which has ticklish carvings of the Jainish tirthankars. You will have a picturesque view of the down town from the top of the temple.
The Neminath Temple of Junagadh has corbeled domes. The best feature of the Neminath Temple is the beautifully carved interior domes. Other important temples located near the Neminath Temple are as follows:
- The Temple of Rishabdeo - Temples of 24 Tirthakaras built in 1442
- The Parshwanath temple - Also known as Meravaksi built in the 15th century
- The Panchbhai temple - Built in 1803 AD.
- The Amba Mata Temple
- A Muslim shrine
The Neminath Temple in Junagadh is well connected to other places of Gujarat by frequent bus services. The hill of Guru Datatray is another place of attraction near the Neminath Temple where the foot prints of the holy tirthankaras were found. At the foot of Girnar Hill below the Neminath Temple of Junagadh you will get Damodar kund and the Bhavnath temple which are important pilgrimage centers of the Hindus.
Last Updated on : 30 September 2011