Hanumangarh is a city best known for its sanctuaries and its historical hugeness and situated around 400 km from Delhi. The city is also known to be an agricultural commercial place where cotton and wool are woven on handlooms and sold. In the past the kingdom of Bhati rulers, Hanumangarh was initially called Bhatner. Several artifacts, coins and even whole structures having a place with the time have been found excavation in the area.
The Bhatner Fort is also called the Hanumangarh Fort, is situated on the banks of the River Gaggar in the focal point of Hanumangarh. It was worked around 1700 years back by Bhupat; the son of Jaisalmer’s King Bhatti and has withstood the ravages of time and war incredibly well. Inside the fort, there are numerous temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman. There are three statues, which bear engravings, and an ancient building called “Jain Pasara”, is located also inside the fort.
Temple of Shri Goga Ji
This Temple is presided over by Gugga Jahar Peer who is all the more prevalently known as Shri Gogaji, situated around 120 km from the city of Hanumangarh. Shri Gogaji was once a warrior who possessed spiritual powers and he is also alluded to as the ‘Lord of Snakes’. It was built in 900 years prior, and Bikaner’s Maharaja Shri Ganga Singh, who remade this temple. The architecture of this temple reflects an ideal blend of Muslim and Hindu styles. Peoples of all beliefs visit the temple, particularly amid the Gogamedi festival.
Temple of Mata Bhadrakali
The Temple of Mata Bhadrakali is on the banks of the Ghaggar River located and it is around 7 km from Hanumangarh. This temple belongs to the Shakti Sect of Hinduism. The deity this temple is dedicated to one of the many avatars of Goddess Durga. Constructed by the sixth king of Bikaner Maharaja Ram Singh, the temple houses an idol made entirely out of red stone. It has a loft round shaped dome along with a verandah, a kitchen, a Sanctum Sanctorum and a hall for prayers. The main idol of this temple is built with red stone that is 2.6 feet high and covered in ornaments. This temple is open to the public throughout the week.
Shila Mata Mandir
Shila Mata Temple is located close to the bus stand of Hanumangarh, Rajasthan. The temple of Shila Mata is established in the eighteenth century. It is said that the Silver stone set up in the temple came to the Ghaggar River. This Temple is a mark of communal harmony and the idol of this temple is worshipped by Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims. The Muslims revere the stone as Shila Peer and the Hindus worship it as Shila Mata. Popularly believed that here the water and milk offered to the deity and if it is applied every Thursday on the skin then it is able to cure all skin diseases.
Kalibangan Archaeological Museum
The Kalibangan Archaeologicla Museum is located on the southern shores of the River Ghaggar that is about 5 kilometers from the Pilibanga railway station. This museum was established in 1983, to showcase the materials found in excavations conducted between 1961 and 1969. The museum here houses three galleries – one, the pre-Harappan, and two devoted to Harappan artifacts. The exhibits include Harappan seals, bangles, terracotta objects and figurines, bricks, grinders, stone balls, and the well-known six fabric pottery repertoire from the pre-Harappan levels of Kalibangan.