Shri Rishabh Dev Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra or Kesariyaji Jain temples is situated in the village Dhulev in Udaipur
(Rajasthan) at a distance of sixty five kilometers from Udaipur. The nearest railway station to Kesariyaji is at distance of 11 kilometers and the city of Udaipur is at a distance of 66 kilometers from this temple. It is
the most popular Jain centres and the important Jain centres for other cast and tribal public
The temple is dedicated to Lord Rishabh dev, the first Jain Tirthankara. The temple is very artistic. Its pinnacles, arches,
doors, walls are very artistic, beautiful and fascinating. The fifty two pinnacles of the temple are seen from a long distance. The main temple of Atishaya Teerth Kshetra Rishabh Dev is very attractive, magnificent and artistic having 52 beautiful spires on it. According
to Jain’s opinion, as a symbol of Nandishwar Dweep’s 52 temples, this temple was constructed having 52 spires. This temple is constructed scientifically according to the art of architecture.
Just before the courtyard and in front of the main temple there is an idol of Marudevi Mata, the mother of Lord Rikhabdev, seated on a marble elephant.
The main deity of this temple is Bhagwan Rishabh Dev’s; black in color, 108 cm. (3½ feet) in height sitting in Padmasana posture
Long hair of the idol of Bhagwan Rishabh Dev touching to the shoulders. Two oxen are carved in the
center of platform of the idol. On the platform, 16 dreams visited by the mother of Teerthankar are carved. On the back of principal
deity, there are 23 idols – 2 standing and 21 in seating posture carved on an plate of Ashta Dhatu. In the north and south sides
of ‘Khela Mandapa’ of this temple attractive idols of Bhagwan Vasupoojya, Mallinath, Neminath, Parshvanath and Mahaveer Swami (Panch Balyati) are installed.
Bhils, call this idol by the name Kalababa. Since centuries, there is a custom of giving saffron to Bhagawan Rishabh Dev as a gift. Due to so much saffron is plastered on the idol of Bhagawan Rishabh Dev,
the idol looks saffron - colored. People, therefore, call it God Kesariyanath. It is said that the adivasi Bhils livening in this region , discovered a black
stone-image of Rishabha hidden in a tree. [>