Bikaner in Rajasthan is a city truly rich in architectural masterpieces, and Bhandasar Jain Temple is one of those structures. Dedicated to the 5th Tirthankara of Jainism – Sumatinath – this two-storied Jain temple ranks among most popular and most visited sites in the city. Made entirely of red sandstone and also known as Bhandreshwar Temple, this 15th century temple is visited by tourists and devotees alike in big number.
The design and architecture of Bhandasar Jain Temple is stunning with pillars and walls adored with detail paintings. More so, gold leaf patters adorn the paintings and as per legends, clarified butter (instead of mortar) was used in building of the temple. The marble pillars are decorated with floral arabesque pattern and the events give a peek into the lives of the 24 Jain Tirthankars.
Tourists and devotees alike visit Bhandarsar Temple out of piety and spirituality, and they find the plane blissful, serene and calm. Furthermore, a visit there means you get a chance to soak in the stunning architecture and be in awe of the temple. So, whenever you’re in Bikaner, don’t forget to take some time out and visit this gem of a temple for sure!