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Khatu Shyamji Temple

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After the Mahabharata battle, Barbaric’s last wish was to see the war “Mahabharata” so Lord Krishna himself placed his head on the top of a mountain for Barbaric to see the war. After many years when Kalyug started the head was found buried in the village of Khatu (District- Sikar) Rajasthan. The holy pond near the temple from where the Barbaric’s SHISH was retrieved. It is believed that a dip in this pond cures a person of ailments and brings good health.

Jeen Mata Temple

jeen mata

It is located at a distance of 29 km from Sikar town in the south. There is an ancient Temple dedicated to Jeen Mata (Goddess of Power). This temple was a place of pilgrimage from early times and was repaired and rebuilt several times.  Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb wanted to raze to the ground the Mandir of Mata. Being invoked by Her priests, the Mata let out its army of Bhairon (a species of the fly family) which brought the Emperor and his soldiers to their knees. He sought pardon and the Kind-hearted Mataji excused him from her anger. Aurangzeb donated Akhand (Ever-glow) oil lamp from his Delhi palace. This lamp is still glowing in the sacred sanatorium of the Mata.

Salasar Balaji Temple

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Salasar Balaji or Salasar Dham in India is a place of religious importance for the devotees of Hanuman. It is located in the town of Salasar, on National Highway 65 near Sujangarh in Churu district, Rajasthan. The temple of Balaji founded by a farmer is situated in the middle of Salasar and attracts innumerable worshippers throughout the year. On Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima, large fairs are organized that attract devotees.

Brahma Temple

Brahma temples

Jagatpita Brahma Mandir or the Brahma Temple located in Pushkar, Rajasthan is the most famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Brahma who is considered as the creator of the Universe. Being the only temple dedicated to Brahma in India, it attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year. The small town of Pushkar seems holy because of the presence of the Brahma Temple. It also finds its mention in the prominent ten religious places of the world and the five sacred pilgrimages for Hindus in India.

Rangji Temple

rangji temple

Rangji temple is a reflection of the South Indian architectural style with glimpses of Mughal design as well. It is in the top three temples of Pushkar dedicated to one of the incarnations of Vishnu, Rangji. The temple is a major attraction for south Indian pilgrims. It is believed that the temple was commissioned in 1823 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal who was from Hyderabad. There are idols of other gods as well in the temple such as those of Goddamaji, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Krishna, and Shri Ramanujacharya.

Govardhan Hill

goverdhan hill

Govardhan Hill or the Giri Raj is situated at a distance of 22 km from Vrindavan. It has been stated in the Holy Bhagwat Geeta that according to Lord Krishna, Govardhan Parvat is not different from him. Therefore, all his worshipers worship the pure rocks of the hill just like they worship his idol. The hill is made up of sandstone and stands 80 ft tall with a circumference of 38 km. Some interesting places one gets to visit the hills including Mansi Ganga, Mukharvind, and Daan Ghati. This hill is thereby considered holy and is visited by worshipers on Guru Purnima, Govardhan Puja in devotion by walking 23 km barefoot around the mountain.

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