Rani Sati Temple Jhunjhunu

Rani Sati mandir is one of the most famous & rich temples in Rajasthan. It is situated in the town of Jhunjhunu within shekhawati region. It has a history of more than 400 years and is a testimony to feminine bravery and spirit which certainly captures the attention of many tourists. This temple is also famous for its magnanimous and rare paintings. It is also one of the oldest existing Indian pilgrimages which has a known history behind it.

A special Pujanutsav (festival of prayers) is held on the occasion of Bhado Amavasya (no moon day). This day the temple is crowded with devotees in huge number. People from all over the country visit this place to offer their puja (prayers) to Goddess Rani Sati Devi. The most remarkable feature of this famous temple is that it does not hold any painting or statue of either female or male gods. Instead a trident depicting power and force is worshipped religiously by the followers. However one can surely find a beautiful portrait of Rani Sati Devi in the pradhan mand. The temple consists of colorful wall paintings and is structured with white marbles.

In the complex of Rani Sati temple there is also Hanuman Temple, Sita Temple, Ganesha Temple and Lord Shiva Temple. The regular ‘prasad’ distribution takes place after every ‘aarti’. There are also arrangements made for the meals in day time on payment basis. The temple is situated within city limit of Jhunjhunu. It is beautiful and intricately crafted, not to forget the golden pot at the top of the temple.

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Beautiful Balsamand Lake and Garden

Balsamand Lake is a man-made lake located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India; One of the popular tourist destination in the city. This magnificent lake is located 5 kms from the north of Jodhpur city. Located along the side of Mandore road, It was built in 1159 AD by King Bhoj of the Pal dynasty and was originally used as a water reservoir to provide water to the nearby palace and surrounding areas. The city of Jodhpur used to face shortage of drinking water. The Balsamand Lake was created to reduce the shortage of drinking water. It was perhaps the only water reservoir in the city of Jodhpur that provided ample amount of water to the residents.

Bal Samand Lake in Jodhpur

The lake is surrounded by lush green gardens and tall trees, making it a popular spot for picnicking and relaxation. Today there is a beautiful luscious garden in the premises of the lake. The garden has beautiful terraces which offer spectacular views. The lake is also surrounded by dense jungles. There are a number of fruit trees called badis in the jungle. It is an ideal place for a stroll as the view is spectacular.

On the shores of the lake is a beautiful summer palace which served as the house of the royal families. This beautiful and elegant palace is known as the Balsamand Lake palace. Today this palace is transformed into a modern hotel with all types of amenities. There are thirty six luxurious rooms in the palace with air-conditioning facilities. The palace offers incomparable view of the lake and the garden.

Balsamand Lake is also a popular tourist destination in Jodhpur, attracting visitors from all over the world for its stunning beauty and rich cultural heritage. The lake is surrounded by several historic structures, including the Balsamand Palace, which is now a heritage hotel. The palace, which was built in the traditional Rajasthani style, offers visitors a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan.

Umed Garden- Exotic Scenery and Wildlife

Built by Maharaj Umed Singh, the Umed garden is one among the most popular gardens in the city of Jodhpur. The entire garden includes a space of 82 acres with a huge variety of roses, lawns and different types of trees. There are five separate gates from various directions to enter the garden. The garden is filled with different types of roses and seasoned flowers.

The garden also includes beautifully designed fountains, museum, library, huge and tall Ashoka trees and a zoo. The zoo which is situated inside the garden was inaugurated by Viceroy Willington. During those days, the zoo had a number of animals including zebras, lions, ostrich, tigers and emus. The zoo has individual cages for monkeys. In the year 1978, an aviary house was built for different types of birds which include various types of African and Australian birds. There is a huge cage for wild bears in the zoo. In addition to birds, there are rabbits, ducks, leopards, lions, crocodiles and so forth in the zoo. The zoo is visited by a large group of people from all across the world.

The Mesmerizing Beauty of the Mandore Gardens & Clock Tower

One of the most beautiful gardens in the city of Jodhpur includes the Mandore Garden. Mandore, the former capital of the rulers of Marwar, is situated about 5 miles to the north of the city of Jodhpur. The Mandore Garden is the main attraction of this place which has a high rock terrace.

The Mandore gardens are similar to the Hindu temples in appearance.

Mandore Garden jodhpur

Mandore Garden jodhpur

It is four storeys in height and includes elegant spirals. The entire place is built in red sandstone. The garden has beautiful columns. The dewal of Maharaja Ajit Singh is the most prominent and exquisite place in the garden. Most of the cenotaphs are built in beautiful picturesque gardens.

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Manasa Mata and Harshnath Mandir at Sikar

Harshnath Mandir

Located in the Sikar district and about 14 kms away from the district headquarters of Sikar, Harshanath is an old Hindu temple. This ancient temple is famous for the ruins of a 10th century Shiva temple located on Mount Harsha on the Aravali range. The temple was initially developed by Shingraj, the erstwhile Emperor of Ajmer. The origin of the temple dates back to 973 AD but was destroyed later by Aurangazeb, the Mugal Emperor in6. Rao Shivsingh made a new temple abutting the old temple and using the ruins from the old temple in 1718 AD.

Harshwardhan mandir Sikar

Harshwardhan mandir Sikar

Around this ancient temple you will also find ruins of several other temples. The pillars that are profusely carved and the figure of Goddess Parvati in standing posture are among the major attractions within the ruins.

Generally speaking, this is a site that could be of greater interest to visitors with interests in archaeology and ancient arts.

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