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Reema Bhalla Sep 24 2015

Where to go on a pilgrimage around Rajasthan?

Kanika Nevatia Sep 24 2015
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In the mood for some soul searching? Consider travelling for pilgrimage around Rajasthan. Each one of these religious abodes will surely imbibe a new sense of peace and tranquility within!

Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner

Better known as the “temple of the mice”, the Karni Mata Temple is a well known Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata, known to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Known to house hundreds of rats and mice, spotting a white mouse here is considered lucky!


Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu

Known for their intricate marble carvings, this cluster of five temples is undoubtedly a pilgrimage worth taking. Located just a few kilometers away from Mount Abu, this architectural marvel is known to be one of the most sacred set of Jain temples in India.


Salasar Balaji, Salasar

Located in the heart of Rajasthan, this temple sees devotees flocking in from all over the country. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple hosts grand fairs on the occasions of Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin. The idol at this temple is considered a place of power and self creation.

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Dargah Sharif, Ajmer

This Sufi shrine of Moinuddin Chishti is one of the most sort after places of worship in the country. Located in the city of Ajmer, the kind of solitude you will feel at this place of worship is divine. People are known to offer colourful chaddars here as a sign of respect and devotion.


Brahma Temple, Pushkar

Known to be one of the oldest standing cities in India, the city of Pushkar is home to the world’s only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, “the creator”. There is also a large talaab or pond adjoining the temple. Located close to Ajmer, you could club the two on your pilgrimage around Rajasthan.


Jain Temple, Ranakpur

Considered as one of the five most religious Jain sites in India, the Jain Temple in Ranakpur is famous for its intricate marble carvings. The temple is considered to be an architectural marvel with 29 halls and 80 domes which stand tall on 1444 pillars.


Eklingji Temple, Udaipur

Located on the banks of Indira Sagar Lake, the Eklingji Temple is located at about 22 km from the main city of Udaipur. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple houses a 50 ft high black stone idol depicting the four forms of Lord Shiva. The place sees maximum footfall during Shivratri.

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Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara

The Shrinathji Temple is a holy shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna. Located at about 50 km from the city of Udaipur, the idol present in the temple is believed to have been carved out of a single piece of black marble. Legend has it that in a failed attempt to move the idol elsewhere, the chariot carrying it got stuck, reinstating it to its original position.

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Mehandipur Balaji, Mehandipur

Believed to be the “temple of the possessed”, visit Mehandipur Balaji Temple if you don’t believe in evil spirits. Here, people are believed to be possessed by an evil spirit and the priests here perform a puja to cleanse their souls. A visit to this temple is not for the faint-hearted!

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Govind Devji Temple, Jaipur

A part of the renowned City Palace complex, the Govind Devji Temple is a well known temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, which has been preserved for years by the royal family. An image of Govind Devji installed here is believed to depict an incarnation of Lord Krishna.

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These are just some of the places you must touch upon while planning a pilgrimage around Rajasthan. Leave a comment, add to the list and let us know of other such places.
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