Rajasthan as we are familiar is a heritage-rich place. The lanes and arcades there, are filled with traditional Havelis and forts, which majorly depict the legacy of their past rulers. Its prestige dwells on its handicrafts, cuisine, paintings, dressing styles, and old sculptures carved in walls.
Apart from this, Rajasthan has various magnificent temples which augment its beauty and attracts most tourists. Every temple showcases its tale and possesses a powerful significance.
Here’s a list of some famous temples of Rajasthan.
Krishna Temple is situated in Jhunjhunu Mandawa which is also known as the World’s largest open-air art gallery. While Mandawa has many spectacular places to explore Krishna Temple entices most of the spectators.
Considered to be an ideal place for an aesthete, Krishna Temple was built by merchants and traders. Temple flaunts the scenes of Sepoy Mutiny, 1857. The importance of that historical event and some obscure tales of those times.
The walls of temples have intricate design paintings, murals, frescoes illustrating Lord Krishna’s childhood and incidents from his life. The premises of the temple leaves a positive vibe upon its visitors.
Ranakpur Jain temple is situated in Ranakpur near Sadri town in Pali. This 48000sq ft temple was constructed in the 15 century during the era of Rana Kumbha.
Mainly dedicated to Lord Adinath (Jain’s first Tirthankar)the temple is known for a gigantic idol of Parshvanath, carved solely of a single marble slab. The temple is surrounded by humongous pillars, 4 shrines, 80 domes, and a Shikhar which symbolizes Mount Meru. Another name for this temple is Chaturmukha Dharana Vihara.
Built by B.M Birla Foundation in 1988 at the base of Moti Dungri Hill, Birla Mandir is a temple of Lakshmi Narayan. The temple has many deities, primarily including goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Timings of the temple are 8:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 8:00am.
The shrine comprises four parts: Sanctum, Tower, Main Hall, and the Entrance. These three towers of the temple represent three main faiths.
Krishna Temple is built of Nagara Style using modern technology. The temple at night is decked up with shimmering lights and looks enormously beautiful and decorated.
The city of Pushkar has approximately 500 temples. Among all of them, the Brahma Temple holds its greatness like no other one. The temple was said to be made using Marble and Stone Slabs during the 14 century by Sage Vishwamitra after Brahma’s Yagna at that same place where Yagna was performed by Lord Brahma.
Pilgrims and the holy Hindu men after taking a dip in the Pushkar Lake visit this sacred temple to seek blessings. The priest does three Artis in a day, acknowledged as Sandhya Arti, Ratri Shayan Arti, and Mangal Arti.
Temple gathers a bunch of crowd on the day of Kartik Poornima.
Ambika Mata temple was built in 961 AD. Also known as Khajuraho of Mewar, the Temple is established in Jagat Village.
The architectural style of the temple is Maru Gurjara Temple.
Ambika Mata is an incarnation of goddess Durga. The sculptures of the temple either represent Durga or goddess Lakshmi.
Currently, the Temple is preserved by the State Department of Archaeology and Museum, Rajasthan.
Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Mehandipur Balaji Temple is the most prominent temple. It is situated in the Karauli District, Rajasthan. The temple is known for the exorcism of evil spirits and ritualistic healings. Don’t panic if you see people screaming or crying inside the temple.
The shrine of the Temple has three deities Balaji, Pret Raj, and Bhairav.Some chapels near Balaji are Anjani Mata, Kali Mata, Panchmukhi, Hanumanji and Ganeshji Temple.
As Sunday and Tuesday being the days on which Lord Hanuman is worshipped, they are the busiest days of the temple.
Eklingji Temple, situated in Udaipur confines 108 mini temples in itself.
The temple was built in 734 AD which was shattered by the Delhi Sultanate and then afterward, Rana Kumbha rebuilt the temple in addition to the construction of the Vishnu Temple. Four-faced images of Lord Shiva sculpted of white marble are placed at the center. Temple has two water tanks from which water is consumed on the occasion of Shivratri.
This temple in Marwar is a replica of Shirdi Sai Baba. The 5.5 feet tall replica of Sai Baba is made of white marble. It was constructed by the famous sculpture Bhardwaj.
Full of silver ornamental work, the temple is considered to be highly sacred and powerful. It also has a hall which for meetings or events which can convene nearly 300 people.
Constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singh in 20 century at Dishnoke Bikaner, the temple is home to 20000 black rats known as kabbas. Some white rats perceived in the temple are considered to be fortune as it is believed that they are the manifestation of Karni Mata and her four sons.
Chaitra, Ashvin Shukla Dashmi, and Karni Mata fair (held twice) attracts theists in big numbers. Karni Mata Temple made its first debut by appearing in the first season of the American Tv show The amazing race and then the film Rats (2016).
Situated 10 km from The Pink City in khania- Balaji town, Galtaji has many temples and sacred water tanks. Temple is dedicated to gods such as The sun God and Balaji.
The temple is also known as Ram Gopal Ji or monkey temple as it is shack to many monkeys. It is said that Saint Galav lived here, practiced meditation and penance for many years.