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RAJASTHAN GOVERNMENT BID TO TAKEOVER DELWADA JAIN TEMPLES THWARTED

 



A tussle between the ASI and the Jain Community for the ownership is causing conflict and confusion at famous Delwada temples at Mount Abu. The temples are world famous for their structural intricacy and architecture. The Archaeological Survey of India has announced its decision to declare the 1,000-year-old temples as protected monuments. However, the Jain Community and the trustees of the temple do not agree with Governmental interferences in their religious institutions. The issue was started in March last year, when the ASI declared that the Delwada temples, dedicated to the first and twenty second Jain Tirthankar Rishabhdevji and Neminathji, would be declared protected monuments. The Delwara temples were built in eleventh century at a cost of Rupees twenty crores by Vimal Shah, who was a minister in the court of King Bhimdeva of Gujarat.