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  Central Column at Ranakpur
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  • Central Column at Ranakpur - Udaipur
      Central Column at Ranakpur
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  • One of 1400 Columns at Ranakpur - Udaipur
      One of 1400 Columns at Ranakpur
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  • Columns Surround a Courtyard at Ranakpur - Udaipur
      Columns Surround a Courtyard at Ranakpur
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  • Central Courtyard and Colonnade - Udaipur
      Central Courtyard and Colonnade
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  • View of Main Building from Shrine of Columns - Udaipur
      View of Main Building from Shrine of Columns
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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.

Website: http://www.indiatravelogue.com/dest/raj/rana.html

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  • Updated Apr 7, 2007
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