- Vallamalai rock-cut figures
This 2006 photograph on Flickr shows some of the rock-cut sculptures in the Jain cave in Vallamalai, Tamil Nadu. Most of the figures represent the 24 Jinas but there are also statues of other holy figures. One example is the yakśī Padmāvatī, who is on the bottom right, holding the ankuśa, a noose, a lotus and a fruit in her four hands. She is a very popular goddess who is worshipped in her own right, especially in southern India.
- Vallimalai cave entrance
This 2006 photograph on Flickr captures the opening to the Jain cave temple in Vallamalai in Tamil Nadu. Caves may have been the first Jain religious places but have remained popular for meditation and worship ever since the early ones, created long before the Common Era.
- Vallimalai reliefs
Rock-cut figures of Jinas inside the Jain cave temple at Vallimalai in Tamil Nadu. The sculptures probably date from the ninth century. This 2005 photograph is provided by Flickr.
- Variety of Sonā-giri temples
This 2012 photograph on Flickr is a view of several temple compounds at Sonā-giri, showing the variety of temple architecture there. This temple-city has scores of temples and shrines, and is one of the main pilgrimage attractions in central India for followers of the Digambara sect.
- Vāsupūjya and his attendants
An image of the 12th Jina Vāsupūjya accompanied by his yakṣa and yakṣī, the male and female deities who attend him and protect his teachings. The 12th Jina is shown meditating under a canopy at the centre of elephants, servants and lions, all symbols of royalty. He is surrounded by Jinas and other holy figures. Vāsupūjya's buffalo emblem is clear at the bottom of the sculpture in this photograph provided by the Digital South Asia Library at the University of Chicago in the USA.
- Vāsupūjya temple
Information about the Digambara temple at Champapur in Bihar provided by the HereNow4U website. This site has long been a pilgrimage centre for devotees of the 12th Jina Vāsupūjya because all of his five auspicious events – kalyāṇakas – took place here.
- Vāsupūjya temple in Champapur
Jainheritagecentres.com provides information about the Digambara temple in Champapur in Bihar, which is dedicated to the 12th Jina, Vāsupūjya. Background information about the surrounding area is also supplied.
- Vāsupūjya under a tree
Black-and-white photograph of Vāsupūjya, the 12th Jina, sitting under a tree in the lotus pose of meditation. The image is found in a niche of the Sambhavanātha temple at Kumbharia, and dates from the late 13th century. The Digital South Asia Library at the University of Chicago in the USA provides this photograph.
- Vāsupūjya, the 12th Jina
Detail of an inscription and marble image of Vāsupūjya, the 12th Jina. From Cambay, Gujarat, this architectural fragment depicts the Jina and his attendants. The Digital South Asia Library at the University of Chicago in the USA provides this black-and-white photograph.
- Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A in London specialises in art and design. Its enormous collections include historical and contemporary sculptures, textiles, furniture, jewellery, photographs, drawings, books, prints, ceramics, glass- and metalwork, theatre and performance artefacts. It has extensive Asian holdings, including many illustrated Jain manuscripts, and is one of the JAINpedia partners.
- Vidyā-devīs at Ranakpur
The 16 vidyā-devīs – goddesses of magical knowledge – are the largest figurative sculptures on the intricately carved domed ceiling of the temple at Ranakpur in Rajasthan. Click on the black-and-white photograph provided by the Digital South Asia Library at the University of Chicago in the USA to see the sculpture in more detail.
- View of Girnar temples and Junagadh
This 2006 photograph on Flickr shows a view of the lower Jain temples on Mount Girnar. Beyond, on the plain, is the town of Junagadh.
- View of Sonā-giri
This 2011 photograph on Flickr captures a view of the temples of Sonā-giri. The largest temple-city in central India, Sonā-giri comprises over 100 temples scattered over rolling hills in Madhya Pradesh.
- Views of pilgrimage site of Gwalior
Photographs of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, including details of interior architecture and the numerous large statues of Jinas for which the site is famous.
Provided by the World Art Treasures, the Fondation Jacques-Edouard Berger in Lausanne, Switzerland.
- Views of Shatrunjaya temples
Collection of photographs of the temple-city of Mount Shatrunjaya. The pre-eminent Śvetāmbara pilgrimage site, Shatrunjaya has nearly a thousand temples. The main temple is dedicated to Ṛṣabha, the first Jina, often called Ādinātha or First Lord. These photographs are presented by Professor Frances W. Pritchett of Columbia University in New York.
- Views of temples at Mukta-giri
The Digambara temple-city of Mukta-giri has 52 temples. Found in Madhya Pradesh, this popular pilgrimage attraction is built in a valley instead of on a high place more usual for holy sites. These images are presented by Professor Frances W. Pritchett of Columbia University in New York.
- Views of the temple at Ranakpur
One of the foremost Śvetāmbara pilgrimage sites, the main temple at Ranakpur has around 1,400 intricately carved marble columns. This collection of photographs of the Ādinātha temple at Ranakpur in Rajasthan is presented by Professor Frances W. Pritchett of Columbia University in New York.
- Views of the temples at Mount Girnar
Collection of photographs of the temples found at Mount Girnar. The 22nd Jina, Neminātha or Lord Nemi, is closely associated with Mount Girnar, having renounced the world, gained omniscience and then final liberation here. There are 16 Jain temples on the site, which is sacred to both Jains and Hindus. These photographs are presented by Professor Frances W. Pritchett of Columbia University in New York.
- Visit to Hutheesing temple
Photos of the white marble Dharmanātha temple in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on the Dream Destinations blog. Probably better known as the Hutheesing temple, the building is named after its patron, Sheth Hutheesing, an affluent 19th-century merchant. The two-storey building contains 52 shrines but the main image – mūla-nāyaka – is of Dharmanātha or Lord Dharma, the 15th Jina.