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