The main temple
Crowning the summit of Tijaraji , the main temple houses a colossal tirthankara
icon, while below it, a ceramic scale model of Mount Meru, the axial mountain said by Jains to support the cosmos, looks out over the
cascade of whitewashed spires and fluttering yellow pennants to the distant plains.
Old Digambar monks conduct religious discussions with pilgrims in the courtyard, their
distinctive yellow wooden water pots (dariyes) and peacock-feather whisks beside them. For most of the year, these ascetics wander naked
around the country, returning to monasteries for a few months to give and receive teachings. More secular Jains notch up credits on the
cosmic balance sheet by making gifts to religious establishments instead - as evidenced by the dozens of donators plaques set in the marble walkway leading up the hill.