Rajasthan Travel Guide

Popular Shiva Temples of Rajasthan

Rajasthan being a princely state was the center of kings and Rajputs who used to have their own deities and gods. They have built numerous temples in Rajasthan. Most of the temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, and other goddesses. Hindu mythology is vast and there are many inscriptions and books are available to prove the many stories and tales told by the rishis and Maharishis. According to Hindu Mythology, there are 33 crore Gods and Goddesses and amongst them Lord Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are considered the chief ones. As the three gods are known for their own duties whereas Los Shiva is known as the destroyer of the world and he can do that whenever he gets angry. So there are many sects in Hinduism and Shaivism or the Shiva followers is one of them and the devotees reach to the temples in all over the world to worship their God.

10 Famous Shiva temples in Rajasthan

Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Mount Abu

This is one of the most visited temples in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the temple is located outside the famous Achalgarh Fort.This is one of the sacred tourist places in the Mount Abu tourism and the temple is believed to be dated back to the 9th century and was constructed by the Parmar dynasty. The temple underwent through many renovations and also credited by Rana Kumbha. The Shiva-lingam is naturally built in stone and the nandi which is considered the ride of Lord Shiva us made with five metals or pancha-dhaatu.

Bhand Deva Temple, Ramgarh

The temple is located beautifully on the banks of a pond and the temple is constructed in a beautiful architecture make altogether a great place for worship. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva but the construction of the temple is made according to the Tantric tradition of Saivism and the temple ismadein Nagar architecture temple. The temple was believed to be dated in the 10th century by Raja Malaya Verma of Nag dynasty of Malwa and it was again renovated by Raja Trisna Verma of Med dynasty in 1162 A.D.

Bisaldeo Temple, Tonk

This is one of the important structures of Rajasthan dedicated to Hindu mythological significance. The Bisaldeo temple or Bisaldev is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a noted temple located Bisalpur Dam on the Banas River. The idol of this temple is defined as Lord Gokarneshwara and the temple is counted as a monument of national importance by the Archeological Survey of India as it is dated back to 12th century and Chahamana ruler Vigraharaja IV, who is also known as Bisal Deo.The patio of the temple is partiallyunderwater of the Bisalpur Dam reservoir after construction of the dam but before it stands high on the confluence of the rivers of Dai and Banas.

Chomukha Bhairavji Temple, Jhunjhunu

This is again one of the most important temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is present in Rajasthan and the devotees mostly come here in huge numbers in the month of February on Ashtami tithi or date for Jagran and there are many people who come from all the corners of the countryto organize donation for the Jagran. The temple represents the form of Bhairava of Lord Shiva which is furious and it is represented in the temple as Chomukha or in four faces form.

Eklingji Temple, Udaipur

This is one of the prominent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva is present in Udaipur and the devotees and the tourists come to this temple is huge numbers. The construction work of the temple started in 971, and it was built by the Guhila dynasty of Mewar, to honor of their ruling deity of the family Eklingji, which is worshiped to Lord Shiva in a different name. The temple is an exclusive example of finely sculpted Hindu Temple which also includes 108 temples inside. The main temple that belongs to the 15th centurywas reconstructed from a ruined temple.

Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga Shivalaya Temple, Sawai Madhopur

This is one of the most important Shiva temples in India as it is counted as one of the twelve jyotirlingas which is mentioned in the Shiva Purana. And the temple is really important for all of the Hindu devotees in all over the world.Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga is believed as the last or the twelfth Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva on earth. The tales and the different stories of the temple is mentioned in the various mythological books of Hinduism and people visit this temple in thousand during the occasion of Maha Shivaratri and in huge numbers in other time of the year

Naldeshwar Shrine and Temple, Alwar

This is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed to be originated in the 6th to the 9th century and the temple was said built in the 18th century, a temple was constructed to cover a naturally formed Lingam in a cave in the hills. It was later became the renowned Naldeshwar shrine.This cave temple is best to visit suring the monsoons as the beauty of the cave temple really increases in the rain.

Deo Somnath temple, Dungarpur

This is a temple which is a replica of Somnath Temple Gujarat and the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the large number of Shiva devotees comes here. The temple is a beautifully sculpted temple located on the bank of the River Som and believed to be dated back to the 12th century. The temple is known for its unique sculptures and made in off white marble and the very intricate carvings are done in the garbha griha and the mandap which are also done with fine carvings and the devotees mostly visit here during the winters.

Paraheda Shiva Temple, Banswara

rom all over the country come here to worship Lord Shiva. The temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old and the temple is also called as bhagoreshaver shiva temple. The temple is located quite far away from the main city of Banswara. The temple is a popular one for the devotees and the very famous ride of Lord Shiva Nandi is present here just at the front of the temple entrance.

Parashuram Mahadeva Temple, Pali

This Shiva temple is believed to be constructed by Lord Parashurama who was believed to be the avatar of Lord Vishnu and t is believed to be that the temple is constructed with an axe in the cave and the temple lies in the cave which is nestled in the serene place in the foothills of the Aravallis mountain range. The temple is really important as fairs are organized twice in a year near the temple and the fair is organized during the Shravan Shukla Sastami and Saptami which falls usually in the month of August.

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