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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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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Jeenmata Mandir at Sikar Rajasthan

29 kms away from Sikar is the village of Jeenmata. The population of the village is under 5,000. The tourist importance of this village is from the ancient temple that is dedicated to the Goddess of Power or Jeenmata. This temple is believed to be over a thousand years old. During April, and October/November every year, thousands of devotees visit the temple for a colourful festival.

JeenMata Sikar

JeenMata Sikar

To accommodate this large gathering, many dharmasalas (free dormitories) are built around the temple. Atop the hill adjoining the Jeenmata temple is the temple of Harsh Bhairav Nath, reckoned as the brother of Jeenmata. For tourists visiting during the busy days in April/October/November, a day trip is considered ideal since much of the modern day facilities necessary for a good night’s sleep may be absent around the temple. Continue reading Jeenmata Mandir at Sikar Rajasthan