Incomparable Architectural Beauty of the Bhandasar Temple

The Bhandasar Jain temple in Bikaner city is among the most visited tourist destinations in Rajasthan. The temple is also known as Bhandreshwar. The construction of the temple was commissioned by a rich merchant Bhandasa Oswal in the year 1468. The construction of the temple was completed only after his demise in the year 1514. This Jain temple is dedicated to Sumatinathji, the fifth Jain Tirthankara.

The Interior Marvel of the Temple

Bhandasar Jain temple Bikaner

Bhandasar Jain temple Bikaner

According to the beliefs of the local residents of the city, the temple is built of forty thousand kilograms of pure ghee as an alternative to mortar. The idol of Lord Sumatinathji is built of marble and it is placed on a high pavilion on a silver throne. The interiors of the temple are one of the most beautiful architectural marvels in the history of Rajasthan. It includes vivid paintings decorated with patterns of golden leaves. The temple also includes beautiful marble pillars which depict the lives of the Jain Thritankaras.

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Elegance of Laxminath and Shivbari Temples in Bikaner

Laxminath Temple Bikaner

The Laxminath temple is popularly known as the oldest temples in the city of Bikaner. Bikaner city in Rajasthan is famous for its magnificent temples and architectural beauty and grandeur. The city of Bikaner was founded on the premises of the Laxminath temple by Rao Bikaji in 1488 A.D.

LaxmiNath Temple Bikaner

LaxmiNath Temple Bikaner

The temple foundation was placed by Rao Lunkaran and it was later on extended under the supervision of Maharaja Ganga Singh. The Laxminath temple is visited by millions of people all around the world as it is renowned for its artistic brilliance and architectural magnificence. It portrays the skill and expertise of the traditional sculptors and artisans. Continue reading Elegance of Laxminath and Shivbari Temples in Bikaner

Rajasthan Climatic Conditions Affecting Way of Life & Role of Aravali Range

The Rajasthan state is spread in an area of 343000 square kilometers which has been very distinctly divided by the presence of Aravali Range running from north-east direction to south west direction and cover distance of 688 kilometers from north-east to south-west falling within the state. It appears to be the backbone of the state. Because of this division the two regions created having very contrasting geographical topography of the land.

Aravali range, Rajasthan

Aravali range, Rajasthan

Towards north-west of Aravali range lies Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer and Bikaner, where the topography is of arid plains witnessing the sand dunes mobility forming part of extensively spread Thar desert occupying nearly 196,150 sq km of space. The earth has higher compactness and there are very scantily found thorny shrubs and bushes.

The ground water level in the region is at very great depth, the situation has been prevailing for last many centuries. There is a narrative account written by Manucci, an Italian writer, who traveled in Rajasthan in the 17th Century. The writing account makes mentions of “The extremely deep wells in the region requiring the help of oxen for drawing water from these wells.

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