Jain Temple, in Ranakpur, India | Marble Ceiling Carvings

By heather at 4:51 pm on Friday, August 10, 2007

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

Well I’ve been a bit neglectful of sharing some of the things that captivated us while we were in India… we toured literally dozens of temples and tombs. The one I think we most amazed us were the Ranakpur Jain Temple, which had different carvings on over 1400 marble pillars, all unique. The marble ceiling carvings were my favourite though, as you look up and these perfect dials thirty or so feet above you while you find your way through a maze of pillars. It was overwhelming at times how much pattern & carving was everywhere… you almost get a bit desensitized to it. Here are a few of my favourites from all over India…

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

india jain temple ranakpur marble carving

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Comment by Maxi Jewels

July 8, 2008 @ 7:10 am

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Guess you must be thrilled when you discovered all these! I never been to India but it trigger my desire to go there! I visited China often and was captivated by all sorts of carvings, wood furnitures, historic buildings, just about anything could capture my attentions. Still, there’re a whole lot to discover!

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