The Temple Tour is meant for an auspicious visit to the various incarnations of the lord almighty. These devotees are amazingly carved by various artists and have been worshipped for thousands of years by people around the globe.
In order to offer such an experience, we have designed this itinerary in such a way that we offer the best experience and cover all the famous temples of Rajasthan to provide the unforgettable experience of the Temple Tour.
The tour comprises 5 Nights and 6 Days of the most wonderful experience of Bhakti and chanting.
Moti Doongri Temple is one of the most famous temples of Jaipur which sees thousands of devotees at its steps. Devotees visit this temple on every important occasion of their life, be it buying their first car, after getting married, or before applying for a visa. The temple holds a very important place in the hearts of the people of the city. The place is worth visiting for all theists.
History of Moti Doongri temple
Legend has it that way back in the 17th century when the King of Mewar was returning home, he was carrying an idol of Lord Ganesha with him on a bullock cart. He declared that wherever the bullock cart first stopped, he would build a temple for the lord.
The cart stopped at the foothill of Moti Doongri which became the site of the temple. Construction of the temple was entrusted to Seth Jairam Paliwal and Mahant Shiv Narain who built this temple in four years and it was completed in 1761.
The Birla Temple, originally known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple, is situated below the Moti Dungri Fort in Jaipur. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, this temple is a proud architectural landmark of Jaipur. Built-in pure white marble, the Birla Temple is unlike the traditional ancient Hindu temples and is built with a modern approach. Inside this magnificent shrine, beautifully sculpted idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi, as well as other Hindu Gods and Goddesses, can be seen. Delicate carvings of Hindu symbols, and ancient quotes from the Geeta and the Upanishads ornament the walls of this fascinating temple. One can also recognize the mythological events engraved on the walls. Apart from the religious idols, pictures and figures of several religious saints, philosophers, and historical achievers, like Socrates, Buddha, Zarathustra, and Confucius, are also included in the temple. A work of art, this temple truly represents architectural beauty, in a modern form.
Govind Ji Temple is the most prominent and sacred place of worship in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and also the most significant one as far as the history of Rajasthani rulers go. The temple is dedicated to Lord Govind Dev Ji, who is one of the forms of Lord Krishna’s incarnations on Earth and is considered the principal deity of the Kachwaha Dynasty of rulers of Amber/Amer.
It is believed that the idol of Govind Ji looks exactly like Lord Krishna did. The Maharaja of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh was a devotee of the Lord and hence, had his palace designed such that he could get a glimpse of the Lord directly from his palace after the idol was shifted from Amer to Jaipur.
Khole Ke Hanuman Ji
Khole Ke Hanuman Ji temple is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan. This temple is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman. Considered to be one of the most famous temples in Jaipur. The inner sanctum of the temple is quite large and can accommodate 500 devotees. The temple is situated on a hillock and devotees have to walk around 1 km to reach the temple. The temple has an attractive entrance archway.
The temple has developed slathers over the years. Individuals from rich to poor come to visit this integral part of Indian tradition for the faith they have in their hearts. When Lord Hanuman has answered their prayers, they devotedly propose offering to the statue of almighty. The temple authorities have also made several Rasois in the temple for people to host feats like birthdays, the birth of a child in the family, and so on. The traditional Dal Batti Churma is offered during those times.
After this, we end the first-day tour to the beautiful and auspicious places of the city followed by the tastiest dinner of choice.
Mehandipur Bala ji temple
Mehandipur Bala Ji temple is an ancient renowned Bala Hanuman temple consisting of Lord Hanuman (god of strength), Perth Raj, and Bhairav. This temple place is very famous for healing people suffering from the clutches of black magic and evil spirits. This temple is located in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, India. The presiding deity Lord Hanuman (actually called Bala Ji) at this temple is believed to have self-appeared in the midst of the Aravalli hills.
Lord Hanuman here appeared as Bala (a Sanskrit and Hindi word for child) Hanuman and respecting him with Ji (Sanskrit and Hindi work) combined Balaji is fixed for this Hanuman at Mehandipur.
A visit to Mehandipur Hanuman temple makes one surprised and even stuns or scares those who don’t believe in God, exorcism, superstitious powers, ghosts, etc.
Unlike other temples offering you prasad, you cannot get such in this temple.
But devotees can offer Laddus to Lord Bala Ji Maharaj (Hanumanji) and rice, urad dhal to Kotwal Bhairav (Bhairav Baba), and Prethraj Sarkar (king of evil spirits). Also, devotees need to purchase black color balls sold out in the 24/7 opened shops on the way to the temple. Devotees should throw it into the ritual fire available in the temple place, after showing it around your front face (clockwise and anticlockwise) on your own or with any elder person of your family who comes with you. By doing so it is believed that Lord Hanuman blesses you with relief from all of your crises. Remember you should not eat any prasad here. One can witness the spiritually astonishing atmosphere in this temple.
After this unique Temple Darshan, we return back to Jaipur along with brunch across the roadside dhabas or any restaurant of the guest’s choice.
The day ends followed by a dinner at authentic places of Jaipur and then the guests are dropped to their hotel location.
Khatu Shyam Ji
Khatu Shyam is known as the Kaliyugi avatar of Lord Shri Krishna. There is a legend behind this being said. His grand temple is located in the Sikar district of Rajasthan where a large number of devotees visit every year. People believe that Baba Shyam fulfills all wishes and can also make Ranka a king. Khatu Shyam Ji sits in the temple of Khatu Shyam Ji located in Sikar, Rajasthan. Khatu Shyam Ji got a boon from Lord Shri Krishna that he would be worshiped by his name Shyam in Kali Yuga. Today, devotees have such reverence for Khatu Shyam Ji that they walk from far and wide to Khatu city. Lord Khatu Naresh also places special kindness on his devotees. All the sorrows of the devotee are removed with the mere sight of Khatu Shyam Ji / Khatu Shyam Ji with a sincere heart.
Jeenmata is a village in the Sikar district of Rajasthan, India. It is located at a distance of 29 km from Sikar town in the south. There is an ancient Temple dedicated to Shree Jeen Mataji(Goddess of Power). Millions of devotees assemble here for a colorful festival held twice a year in the month of Chaitra and Ashvin during the Navratri. There are a number of Dharamshala to accommodate a large number of visitors.
Jeenmata temple is situated near the hill 10 km from village Rewasa. The temple of Jeen Mataji is around 108 km from Jaipur. It is surrounded by a thick forest. Its full name was Jayanti Mata. The temple was constructed around 1200 years ago. The temple of Jeen Mataji was a place of pilgrimage from early times and was repaired and rebuilt several times.
Sri Shakambhari Mata Temple is situated in Sakurai Dham, which is near Udaipurwati in Rajasthan. The idols here are Brahmani and Rudrani. Both the idols are lion-riding goddesses in the posture of killing Mahishasura. They both are eight-armed. Their faces are Vermillion pasted. The only difference between the two is the stone. That of Brahmani is made of marble while that of Rudrani is made of locally available mudstone.
Rani Sati Temple (राणी सती दादी मंदिर) is a temple located in Jhunjhunu, Jhunjhunu district, in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is the largest temple in India devoted to Rani Sati, a Rajasthani lady who lived sometime between the 13th and the 17th century and committed Sati (self-immolation) after her husband’s death. Various temples in Rajasthan and elsewhere are devoted to her worship and to commemorate her act. Rani Sati is also called Narayani Devi and is referred to as Dadiji (grandmother).
The temple is notable for not holding any paintings or statues of either female or male gods. Instead, a Trishul depicting power and force is worshipped religiously by the followers. A portrait of Rani Sati Dadi Ji is located in the pradhan mand. The temple is constructed from white marble and has colorful wall paintings.
We offer a stay to our guests after a long tiring day along with dinner at a nearby hotel.
Shree Salasar Balaji Temple in India is an important religious place for Hanuman devotees. Shree Salasar Balaji Temple is located in the Churu district of Rajasthan and attracts innumerable devotees throughout the year. This is the only temple of Hanuman Ji in India, which has a beard and mustache.
Every year two fairs are organized in Salasar Dham on “Sharad Purnima and Chaitra Purnima (Hanuman Janmotsav)”. This holy place is entirely devoid of pomposity. Here only the devotee has a direct relationship with the Lord.
The development for the convenience of all the devotees coming to Salasar Dham is taken care of by “Shree Hanuman Seva Samiti” through “Shree Balaji Mandir”.
Karni Mata Temple (Hindi: करणी माता मंदिर) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, 30 km from Bikaner, in Rajasthan, India. It is also known as the Temple of Rats.
The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats and a few white rats (which are rarest to be seen) that live, and are revered, in the temple. These holy rats are considered as Depawat charan in a previous birth, these both take birth in a cycle of Depawat charan and Rats respectively. Many people travel great distances to pay their respects. The temple draws visitors from across the country for blessings, as well as curious tourists from around the world.
We then offer our guests a night’s stay at Bikaner after an exhausting Day followed by a variety of Bikaneri food and sweets.
12 kilometers from Pokhran on Jodhpur – Jaisalmer road, Ramdevra Temple is sacred to the folk deity of Rajasthan, Baba Ramdevji. The temple marks the eternal resting place of Baba Ramdevji, a saint of the 14th century who Hindus regard as the incarnation of Lord Krishna, while Muslims venerate him as Ramshah Pir. Between August and September, people from all walks of life visit the temple to attend Ramdevra Fair.
A small village in Jaisalmer, Ramdevra’s most popular destination is the esteemed Baba Ramdevra Temple. The temple is the final resting place of Baba Ramdevji, a saint of the 14th Century who Hindus regard as the incarnation of Lord Krishna.
Tanot Mata Temple
The story of Tanot Mata Temple at the Longewala border in Rajasthan is one such miraculous tale when the local deity Tanot aka Awad Mata didn’t let any Pakistani tank bomb explode and Indian soldiers who were certain of martyrdom and defeat went on to crush the Pakistanis in both 1965 as well as 1971 wars.16-Dec-2020.
Situated 120km NorthWest of Jaisalmer city is Tanot in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan. You will find sand dunes all along with small bushes. You can see herds of sheep & goats on the way. Beautiful landscape. Total desert. Nice to see the Indira Gandhi Canal full of water after Ramgarh. You can see vegetation & farms near the canal. It is very near to the Pakistan border. Last civilian point in India on the border. Tanot Rai Mata Temple is an old temple with a history of the India-Pakistan war of 1965. Hundreds of shells fallen here did not harm the temple. Some bombs are on display at the temple. Maintained & managed by the Border Security Force of India. Keep food & water with you. Very few people.
The day then ends with the stay at Jaisalmer hotels to see the desert view and fruits from the top hotel locations followed by a delicious dinner after a long tiring day.
Nathdwara is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. It is located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River in Rajsamand District, and 48km north of Udaipur. This holy town is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the Shrinathji, a 12th-century “infant” incarnation idol (murti) of Krishna.
The temple has been designed along the lines of the Nanda Maharaj (Krishna’s father) temple, in Vrindavan. Therefore, it is also known as Nanda Bhavan or Nandalaya (the House of Nanda).
Structurally, a kalasha on the shikhara marks the top of the temple, on which seven flags are flown along with the Sudarshana Chakra. The seven flags represent the 7 ‘houses’ of Pushti Marg or Vallabh Sampradaya. The temple is also popularly called Shrinathji ki Haveli (House of Shrinathji). With the mood of worship in Pushti Marg, Shrinathji is not seen as an impersonal God so the worship is not done like in a temple. Shrinathji is seen as Thakorji or Lord of the House or Haveli and Sewa (service) is offered rather than worship. Like a regular household, it has a chariot for movement (In fact the original chariot in which Shrinathji was brought to Singhar), a storeroom for milk (Doodhghar), a storeroom for betel (Paanghar), a storeroom for sugar and sweetmeats (Mishrighar and Pedaghar), a storeroom for flowers (Phoolghar), a functional kitchen (Rasoighar), a jewelry chamber (Gahnaghar), a treasury (Kharcha Bhandara), a stable for horses of a chariot (Ashvashala), a drawing room (Baithak), a gold and silver grinding wheel (Chakki).
Saawariya Ji Temple
The Sanwalia Ji temples of the Dark Krishna are situated on the Chittorgarh–Udaipur Highway, Rajasthan, India, at the town of Bhadsora, Mandaphiya, and Chapar, about 40 kilometers from Chittorgarh. The deity is also known as Shri Sanwaria Seth is very renowned in Hinduism.
Located 40 from Chittorgarh – the historic city of valor and devotion – Mandaphiya is now known as Shri Sanwaliya Dham (The residence of Lord Krishna) and is second only to Shrinath Ji Temple, Nathdwara to the followers of the Vaishnav Sect. People believe that all their desires are fulfilled by their visit to Shri Sanwaliya Seth’s Darbar (Court of Shri Sanwaliya Ji).
Known for its cultural heritage and diversity, India is a land of marvels which can be easily found in every corner of the country. In Hindu mythology, there are three ultimate creators of the whole universe- Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiva. One of the most famous temples of Shiva is Eklingji Temple in the Udaipur region of Rajasthan.
Are you wondering, why the temple is named Eklingji? Being the diverse land with an exorbitant population, after every 100 km, the language changes, and hence the names are also changed. You will be amazed to know that Lord Shiva alone has 108 names. Out of those 108 names, Eklingji is also the name of Lord Shiva. This is the name by which Lord Shiva is worshipped in Udaipur. Eklingji Temple was built in the 8th century. It is a prime spot for musing about Lord Shri Ekling Ji. The temple is located in the Kailashpuri district of Udaipur. This Hindu temple is built by the Maharanas of Mewar as these warriors were devoted to God Shri Ekling Ji, for their success.
The day then ends with the stay at Udaipur hotels to see the lake city view from the top hotel locations followed by delicious dinner after a long tiring day.
The guests are taken to Pushkar for the amazing darshan of Brahma Temple.
The Pushkar Brahma Temple dates from the 14th century. The colorful structure is made of marble and stone, decorated with silver coins and a hamsa bird (goose or swan) motif, and topped by a distinctive red spire.
There are numerous legends to account for the strange fact that the creator god gets so little real estate. Some of them refer to an incident in which Brahma lied about an accomplishment. He was trying to find the head of a pillar of light, and Vishnu was trying to find the foot. They both grew tired and gave up, but while Vishnu admitted his defeat, Brahma lied. He brought back a flower as evidence of reaching the top, but his lie was discovered by Shiva who cursed Brahma that he would have no temple dedicated to his worship as he was undeserving.
In another story, Brahma created a beautiful female deity, known as Shatapura, and immediately became infatuated with her. However, Shiva decided this was wrong and punished Brahma by directing that no one on Earth should worship him.
But in Pushkar, they say that it was Brahma’s wife, Savitri, who cursed him. In this legend, it is said that a great fire sacrifice was organized and Brahma sent for his wife Savitri to accompany him. She was unavailable, so he married a beautiful young local girl, Gayatri, as he needed a consort for the puja (ritual). When Savitri got wind of this, she rushed to the scene and cursed her husband Brahma by saying that Pushkar would be the site of the only temple dedicated to his worship.
Today, there are two hills on opposite ends of Pushkar, each with a temple on top. The higher hill is dedicated to Savitri and the smaller one to Gayatri. In Pushkar, they believe that Savitri is still sitting in her shrine, feeling enraged, while Gayatri cowers in fear on the other side of the lake. Whether or not you believe this, it is very pleasant to walk up to the top of either hill in the morning to watch the sunrise over the lovely lake.
The guests are then dropped to Jaipur with happy goodbyes and with the hope to see them in the future for another trip with more enthusiasm and excitement.