The most important amongst all the temples within the complex is the Chaumukha
Temple, dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Adinath, An enormous basement cover 48,000 sq. feet are. There are four subsidiary
shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eight domes supported by over four hundred columns. The total number of columns is 1,444, all
which are intricately carved, no two being alike. A corridor around the shrine has niches for the tirthankara images and each niche has
its spire or shikhar. Little bells are festooned atop each shikar and their jingling in the breeze creates celestial music.
A large number of columns are carved elaborately, and it is said that no two pillars are alike in design. At a space that penetrates
through two to three stories, various heights of domes are placed, and their ceilings have sculptures that are unbelievably intricate.
Light is abundantly coming inside through gaps between ceilings and
from courtyards, highlighting the intertwined spaces and fine carvings all around. The splendor of the space is so pure as the entire temple from the floors to the ceilings is made of white marble.
The entire temple area is enclosed within a wall. The beauty of this temple is indeed beyond description. The main
'Chamukha' temple is dedicated to the trithankara Rishabdeoji.
Indian Postal Department has issued two beautiful stamps on World famous Jain Temples of RANAKPUR
on 14th Oct.2009. The multicolored stamps depicts images of the Temples along with the unique architectures of these Temples.
Ranakpur Jain temple is a blissful combination of architecture, sculpture
and crafts, sequential space abounding in variety, immaculacy of white all over, continuing halls covered by high-raised domical
ceilings full of extremely minute carvings, that reminds us of a sense of the "Pure Land." The beauty of this temple is
indeed beyond description .A small shrine dedicated to Prashvanath faces the main temple. It
has a black image of the tirthankara in the inner sanctum. There are images of Adinath in the north west, Parshvanath in the
north east, Ajitnath in the south-east and Lord Mahavira Swami in the south west.
The artistically carved nymphs playing the flute in various dance postures at a height of 45 feet are an engrossing
sight. In the assembly hall, there are two big bells weighing 108 kgs whose sound echoes in the entire complex.