Rajasthan Travel Guide

Bhand Devra Temple

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Rajasthan is a place of wonders and there are many wonderful things are there which you can explore at this state. Among many palaces, forts and architectures there are a good number of temples spread across the various cities and districts and due to the presence of these temples Rajasthan makes a good place for a religious trip also.

The temple of Bhand Deva or Bhand Devra is an ancient temple of Rajasthan dedicated to Lord Shiva but the temple is exclusive famous for its architecture as the temple is known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan because of its architecture and stone carvings.The Bhand Deva Temple is beautifully nestled on the banks of a pond in the central part of the Ramgarh crater which is located in the city of Baran, and believed to be probably created by a meteor. Baran District is situated in Kota and the temple is having a strong history that drags more and more religious devotees to this temple.

History of Bhand Deva Temple

The temple is believed to be built in the nearly 10th century and the temple is nestled on the hillocks of the Ramgarh Hills. This Lord Shiva Temple is accompanied by two other temples which are dedicated to Goddess Annapurna and Goddess Kisnai.

The temple is located inside a cave and one has to climb about 750 stairs to enter the temple and these stairs are believed to be constructed by Jhala Jalim who was also known as Zalim Singh and he was a ruler of the Jhalawar State from 1771 until the British came to rule.

The temple is under the preservation of the State Archaeological Department of Rajasthan government at present. During the occasion of Kartik Poornima, a grand is organized at temple premises as it is a celebration of worshiping the two goddesses.



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