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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Visit Mahansar to read the Shekhawati Culture

Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region is famous for its elegant havelis and intricate wall paintings. The region covers a number of towns and villages. Mahansar, established in 1768 by the Shekhawat Thakurs (Thakur Nahar Singh), is one of the most vibrant towns of the region. The town is not a big one and is located just 40-km away from the nearest city Jhunjhunu and at the trifurcation of Sikar, Churu and Jhujhunu districts. Mahansar possesses tourist importance on its own rights. It opens doors of the Shekhawati culture to the world. Old havelis of the area coupled with marvelous colorful wall paintings make visitors mesmerized.

Mahansar

Mahansar

Keeping India’s traditional breweing system alive forms one of the major duties of the region, which is famous for advocating its heritage liquor. Erstwhile Mahansar royal family’s Rajendra Singh Shekhawat runs Shekhawati Heritage and Herbal Pvt Ltd. towards giving the heritage liquor an international identity.

The town offers a great place to witness admirable heritage of the Shekhawati population. Camel safari gives added attraction to the visit of the Rajasthani town. Primary language of the region is Rajasthani with Shekhawati accent. Hindi is also being spoken here. Ideal time to visit Mahansar is from late September to mid March.  Some of the popular attractions of Mahansar include Sone Chand ki Dukan, various Havelis, the Dancing Hall, Raghunath Temple, etc.

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Mansa Devi temple - Lambore Dham - Jhunjhunu

Mansa Devi temple is one of the most famous temples after Sati Temple. It is located in Lambore dham village, which is around 8 – 9 kms away from Sadulpur on Sadulpur- Malsisar- Jhunjhunu road. There are said to be many avatars of Durga Mata. Mansa Devi is also considered to be one of her forms, thus worshipped by devotees with lot of religious zeal. The temple is believed to accomplish your wishes by performing the described rituals and puja.

Location:

The Lambore Dham village can be reached both by road from Delhi – Jaipur road or by train.  The difference in distance is almost same, being approximately 240 Kms in each case. Nearest railway station to Lambore Dham is Sardulpur (Rajgarh). Lambore Dham, popularly also known as Lambore Bari, is hardly 15 minutes drive from Rajgarh – Malsisar – Jhunjhunu road. It is situated approx 8 kilometers south of Rajgarh.

Legends of Mansa Devi:

Most tourist places have their own tale to boast about, so has Mansa Devi Temple. The legends have it that earlier the devoted Idol of Mansa Mata was placed in ‘Devi ki Vani’, which was surrounded by devotees. However it is said that later on due to evil spirits Mata left that place and took refuge near the berry tree instead. One day she appeared in the dreams of the head of Hamirwasiya family- Seth Surajmal. He built this temple believing the dream to be an inspiration and instruction for erecting the Mansa Devi Temple. He selected the foreseen spot and rendered the responsibility of construction to his elder son Shri Onkarmalji before returning to Calcutta. The construction took a year to complete and on April 19, 1975 the idol of Mataji was placed.

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