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Where are the famous Dilwara Temples situated at?
1. Maharashtra
2. Madhya Pradesh
3. Karnataka
4. Rajasthan
5. Gujarat

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Rajasthan

The Correct Answer is Rajasthan.

  • The Dilwara Temples are a group of Jain svetambara temples situated 2.5 km from the settlement of Mount Abu (the only hill station in Rajasthan).
  • The earliest were constructed by Vimal Shah and supposedly built or at least funded by Vastupala, Dholka's Jain minister.
  • They date from the 11th and 16th centuries, creating some of the most prominent monuments in the architectural style of Māru-Gurjara, famous for the use of very pure white marble and intricate carvings of marble.
  • In the centre of a set of forested hills is the temple complex.
  • In all, there are five temples, each with its own specific identity.
    • Vimal Vasahi is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Shri Adinatha
    • Luna Vasahi is dedicated to the 22nd Jain Tirthankara, Shri Neminatha
    • Pittalhar is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar, Shri Adinatha
    • Parshvanath is dedicated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankara, Shri Parshvanatha
    • Mahavir Swami is dedicated to the last Jain Tirthankara, Shri Mahaviraswami.

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