Monday Jun 24, 2024

Gori Jain Temple- Pakistan

Address

Gori Jain Temple- Islamkot Nagarparker Road، Tharparkar, Sindh, Pakistan

Diety

Parshwanth

Introduction

The Gori Temple (Gori jo Mandar or Temple of Gori) is a Jain temple in Nagarparkar. Its located 14 miles northwest of the Viravah Temple. It was built in 1375-1376 CE. The temple was exclusively allocated to the 23rd Jain Tirthankar Lord Parshwanath. This temple along with Jain temples of Nagarparkar were inscribed on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage status in 2016 as the Nagarparkar Cultural Landscape.

Puranic Significance

The name of this temple changed several times in the course of the centuries. It was built in 300 AD. By Gorichom a Jain worshiper or 16th century. Gori Temple has an architectural design similar to ones in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India .The temple measures 125 feet by 60 feet, and is built of marble. The entire temple is built on a high platform that is reached by a series of steps carved into stone. The interiors of the temple features adorned with Jain religious imagery which is older than any other frescos in the Jain temples of North India. It is designed in curved pillars and the canopy entrance of temple is decorated with paintings representing Jain mythology. The frescoes at Gori jo Mandir (Gori temple). The temple has 24 tiny cells, which might have been used to facilitate the 24 Tirthankaras of Jainism.

Century/Period/Age

1375-1376 CE.

Managed By

Department of Archaeology, UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Nearest Bus Station

Karachi

Nearest Railway Station

Karachi Station

Nearest Airport

Nagarparker

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