Lord Mahavira Temple, Osian
The Jain Temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira (24th Jain Tirthankara), the temple is considered as an important pilgrimage of the Jains. The temple is celebrated for its stunning architecture. The main door is carved with an impression of young maidens on it. Intricately carved pillars adorn the site of the main porch.
In another porch, one can find a shade of a little stylish construction. The main shrine is sited on a high platform made of sandstone. The sanctum encompasses the idol of Lord Mahavira. In the hall, three balconies make the sanctum well ventilated.
The image of Mahavira glistens with piercing eyes. According to legend it’s over 2000 years old, was found buried underground, and is made of sand and milk and coated in gold. In the right-hand corner there’s an ancient frieze, which retains fragments of colour.