A small town and municipality in the Pali District of Rajasthan, Sadri is one of the major worship places for the Jain Community and a landing place for the Ranakpur Jain Temple and Shri Parshuram Mahadev Mandir. It used to be under the reign of Sindhal Rathores. Sadri works as a gateway to Marwar from Mewar. Major attractions here include the Ranakpur Jain Temple, Parshuram Mahadev Temple, Varahavatar Temple and Chintamani Parasnath Temple. Sadri has fourteen ancient Jain Temples which include Shri Parashuram Mahadev Temple, Shri Vokkal Mata Temple, Shri Mahakali Temple, etc. Other attractions include the Kumbhalgarh National Forest, Ghanerao Rawla, Narlai Rawla, etc.
Muchhal Mahavir Temple
As the name suggests, Muchhal Mahavir Temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavir and is situated in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary. The prime attraction of the temple is an idol of Lord Mahavir with a moustache.
The temple also features two sculptures of elephants at the entrance gateway in guarding position. A tribal village namely Garasia Tribal village lying in the proximity is also quite famous especially for its colourful costumes.
A small village situated at the foot of a hill around 6 km from Ranakpur, Narlai is a site known for its popular Hindu and Jain Temples. The Jain Temple that is present here is dedicated to first Jain Tirthankara, Lord Adinath.The temple is adorned with very admiring mural paintings and beautiful architecture depicting the relics of ancient period. Other than this temple you will also find plethora of steep wells in the village.
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Surya Narayan Temple
Surya Narayan Temple is a beautiful temple projecting various wall murals on its wall of circular structures and is dedicated to Sun God. It also features a sculpture of Lord Surya riding a chariot with seven horses.In the vicinity lies another major temple of Amba Mata which also attracts lots of devotees.
Shopping in Ranakpur
Ranakpur is a small village but serves as a paradise for shopaholics. In fact once you are in the village, it is impossible for any shopping lover to come back empty handed.The place is famous for its silver jewelry and gem stones along with the pottery. You will also find stone carved products in the market and colorful puppets are very lucrative.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
One of the most significant and extensive Jain temple complexes that can be found in the country, the Ranakpur Jain Temple holds immense importance for all Jains. Spread over an area of 4,500 square yards and consisting of 29 halls, the temple is one of the most important of the five major pilgrimage centres of Jainism. The Ranakpur Temple is distinguished all across the globe for its brilliant architecture and was voted amongst the top 77 wonders of the world. The religious vibe and eye-catching design of the temple compel the pilgrims and tourists from all around the world to pay a visit and seek blessings from the Almighty.