33 Hindu Temples to explore in Rajasthan
The Indian state having innumerable royal palaces and forts. It is also known for its Thar desert, royal culture and historical monuments, such as the Hawa Mahal, and the numerous baoris.
The temples found here are split into several complexes and those light upon the religious beliefs of their rulers. The structures here exhibit a mixture of Shaivism,Jainism and Vaishnavism.In 1954 the archaeological survey of India began excavations and found out several temple existences here.
Beneshwar Temple, mainly famous for housing the revered Swayambhu or self-created Shiv Linga, is located on the delta formed by the confluence of Som and Mahi rivers. It stands on five feet high stone and is split into five parts. Make a point to visit the Vishu temple, which is located quite close to Beneshwar temple. The Vishnu temple was constructed in 1793 A.D.
The Mehandipur Balaji Temple is a Hindu shrine located in the Dausa district of Rajasthan. It is dedicated to Lord Hanuman whose another popular name is Balaji. This religious site is visited by many pilgrims from different parts of the country all round the year. In front of the Balaji Mandir there is a temple dedicated to Shree Siyaram Bhagvan which has a beautiful idol of Siyaram built inside it.
Dev Somnath Temple is the only temple in the whole world that is made of only stone, without any kind of packing material like sand, lime, etc. It is located on the banks of the Som River in the Dev Village. Built-in the 12th century A.D. by the Sompuras, this three-story structure is standing on 150 pillars with each pillar displaying the Takshan style. The pillars are made of stone and have several unclear writings on it.
The site consists of a series of temples built into a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward, filling a series of sacred water tanks in which pilgrims bathe. Visitors and pilgrims can ascend the crevasse, continuing past the highest water pool to a hilltop temple from there are views of Jaipur and its fortifications spreads out across the valley floor.
The temple is situated in Abhaneri village in Dausa district of Rajasthan. There is a mandap inside the temple which is built on pillars in a sanctum style scheme. The outer walls of the temple have Brahman bhadra niches and images of gods carved on them. There are fine sculptures that can be found in the upper shiver of the temple.