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I couldn't photograph all 1400 columns, but I wish I had had the time to do so. Each is so uniquely interesting, and would certainly occupy the interest of the Jain faithful for a lifetime. Symbolism is everywhere. The Chaturmukh Jain Temple of Rishabhadev or The Ranakpur Jain Temple, was reportedly constructed beginning in 1446, and took fifty years to complete. The building has some 40,000 square feet, and three floors. It is indeed a labyrinth of columns. There are several shrines nearby from which the main building can also be viewed through a frame of column detail.
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