Known for its bravery of Rajputs and specific culture and deserts. Rajasthan has also served specific and different temples. The temples of Rajasthan are the existing evidence to the artists and the lifestyle of the maharajas of Rajasthan. The most popular temples over the world can be found here in Rajasthan. When it comes to the usual temples Rajasthan comes at the top of the list. The examples of the most exquisitely carved temples of Rajasthan attracts numerous tourists from all over the world. Rajasthan has served the best for religious perspective and is must to be visited. Here is the list of most famous temples of Rajasthan.

Most Famous Temples of Rajasthan

  1. Rani Sati Temple, Jhunjhunu- Rani Sati temple is a temple located in jhunjhunu of Rajasthan, India. It is the largest temple in India devoted to Rani Sati, a rajasthani lady who committed sati (self-immolation) on her husband's death.
  2. Deo Somnath Temple, Dungarpur- Deo Somnath Temple is located on the bank of the river som. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. The shrine is made of marble and posses three double storied gates that are based on the west, east and south of the temple.
  3. Karni Mata Temple, Bikaner- Karni Mata temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Karni Mata at Deshnoke, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. It is also known as the temple of rats. The temple is famous for the approximately 25,000 black rats that live, and are revered in, the temple. These holy rats are called "kabbas", and many people travel great distances to pay their respects.
  4. Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple- The sacred shrine of Ghushmeshwar Jyotirlinga mandir is believed to be thousands of years old. Millions of devotees throng the temple round the year. The congregation of devotees assumes a much colorful look during Shivratri and month of Shrawan.
  5. Tanot Mata Temple, Jaisalmer- Tannot Mata is a temple in Jaisalmer of india. Tannot mata is new clone of divine Goddess Hinglaj Mata, and than after Tannot Mata becomes Karni Mata, and known as goddess of charan's. Tannot. Basically the village is close to the border with Pakistan, and is very close to the battle site of Longewala of the Indo-Pakistani war of 1971. It is said that during the Indo-Pakistani war of 1965, Pakistani army dropped over 3000 bombs targeting the temple but not even one exploded! The Pakistani tank regiment was stupefied and kept shelling but not one bomb exploded. After the war the Pakistani general actually asked his counterpart in India about this incident and on knowing the story of the power of the temple that apparently protected the area he asked to see this place.
  6. Eklingji Temple, Udaipur- Ekalinga Mahatmya, the original temple at Eklingji was constructed by the 8th century ruler Bappa Rawal. The original temple and murti (idol) were destroyed during invasions by the delhi sultanate rulers. The earliest extent murti was installed by Hamir Singh(14th century), who also carried out extensive renovations to the main temple. Rana Kumbha (15th century) rebuilt the temple, in addition to constructing a Vishnu temple.
  7. Shrinathji Temple, Nathdwara- Shrinathji temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shrinathji in Nathdwara. It is considered an important pilgrimage centre by Vaishnavs
  8. Brahma Temple, Pushkar- Jagatpita Brahma Mandir is a Hindu temple situated at Pushkar in the Indian state of Rajasthan, close to the sacred Pushkar Lake. The temple is one of very few existing temples dedicated to the Hindu creator-god Brahma in India and remains the most prominent among them.
  9. Shri Garh Ganesh Temple, Jaipur- Garh Ganesh temple is an ancient temple of Lord Ganesh in the city of Jaipur. It is located on the hills near Nahargarh fort and Jaigarh fort. Garh ganesha temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha.
  10. Ambika Mata Mandir, Jagat, Udaipur- Ambika Mata Mandir is a Hindu temple located in the village of Jagat, about 50 km southeast of Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan, India. Ambika Devi, a form of Goddess Durga is the presiding deity of the temple.
  11. Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple, Jaipur- Moti Dungri is a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the God Ganesha in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was built in 1761 under supervision of Seth Jai Ram Palliwal. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in the city. 
  12. Govind Dev Ji Temple, Jaipur- The Vaishnava temple Govind Dev ji is situated in Jaipur in Rajasthan state of India. It is located in the city palace complex. The temple is dedicated to Govind Dev Ji (Lord Krishna). This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh Ji, Shri Bankey Bihari Ji, Shri Govind Dev Ji and four others. The image of the deity (murti) was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh Ji, the Founder of Jaipur.
  13. Kaila Devi Temple, Karauli- Kaila Devi temple is a Hindu temple situated in the Kaila Devi village of Karauli district, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Nearest cities is Karauli(23 km), Gangapur city (34 km), Hindaun city (58 km). The temple is located on the banks of the Kalisil river in the hills of Aravali. A number of red flags planted in the Kaila Devi Mandir are placed by the devotees. Devotees used to put the bhog along with these flags there in Kaila Devi Mandir on each day of the year. 
  14. Salasar Balaji Temple, Churu- 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, another name of Hanuman, is situated in the middle of Salasar and attracts innumerable worshipers throughout the year. On chaitra purnima and ashvin purnima, large fairs are organised that attract devotees as they pay homage to the deity.
  15. Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Dausa- Mehandipur Balaji Mandir is a noted Hindu temple, in Dausa district of Rajasthan, dedicated to the Hindu God Balaji (another name for Shree Hanuman Ji). Its reputation for ritualistic healing and exorcism of evil spirits attracts many pilgrims from Rajasthan and elsewhere. The old village Mehandipur is located nearby the small hill.
  16. Dadhimati Mata Temple, Nagaur- Dadhimati Mata temple of the Goddess Dadhimati is a historical site located in Nagaur district, Rajasthan, india. It is one of the oldest surviving temples in northern India. It was built in the 4th century and is of the Gupta era. It is the most important and religious temple for Dadhich Brahmins and, as one of 52 Shaktipiths, significant to the Shaktism tradition.
  17. Sundha Mata Temple, Jalore- Sundha Mata temple is a nearly 900-year-old temple of mother goddess situated on a hilltop called Sundha, located in Jalore district of Rajasthan. It is 64 km from Mount Abu and 20 km from the town of Bhinmal.
  18. Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Sirohi- The word 'Achaleshwar' is a word displaying sanskritic sandhi and is derived from the sanskrit words 'achal' meaning immovable, and 'Ishwar' meaning 'God', while the word 'Mahadeva', again formed by the rules of sandhi, means the great (Maha) God (Deva), and is an epithet of Shiva, the deity to whom the temple is dedicated. The Achaleshwar Mahadev temple is a Shiva temple situated just outside the Achalgarh Fort, Sirohi, Rajasthan. 
  19. Harshnath Temple, Sikar- This Shiva temple was built by the Shiva ascetic Bhavarakta, during the reign of Chahamana King Vigraharaja. The original temple was later destroyed by Mughal Emperor Aurangjeb in 1679 AD. Rao Shivsingh made a new temple adjacent to the old temple using the ruins of the old temple.
  20. Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur- The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Rishabhanatha. Dharna Shah, a local Jain businessperson, started construction of the temple in the 15th century following a divine vision. The temple honors Adinath. The town of Ranakpur and the temple are named after the provincial ruler Monarch, Rana Kumbha who supported the construction of the temple. 
  21. Dilwara Jain Temple, Mount Abu- The Dilwara temples of India are located about 2½ kilometres from Mount Abu. These Jain temples were built by Vimal Shah and designed by Vastapul-Tejpal, Jain Laymen, between the 11th and 13th centuries ad and are famous for their use of marble and intricate marble carvings.
  22. Kalika Mata Temple, Chittorgarh- One of the most captivating places in Chittorgarh, Kalika Mata temple belongs to the 14th century. It said that this temple placed across Padmini palace was originally a temple of the sun god, which was built here during the 8th century. This temple was destroyed after the attack by Allaudin Khilji. Dedicated to Goddess Kali. Thus, this temple is not only a popular religious site but is also quite popular amidst tourists.
  23. Birla Mandir, Jaipur- Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is part of one of the several Birla Mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan.
  24. Meera Temple, Chittorgarh- Chittorgarh is the place where Meera Bai was born who was a rajput princess and is also being well known as a poetess and saint. The princess had given up her lavish lifestyle and dedicated her life in the worship of Lord Krishna. The Meera Temple is constructed to be dedicated to her and is a very famous Hindu temple which is a must visit on your tour to Rajasthan. The splendid work of art on the temple attracts a large number of tourists. The temple reflects the Indo-Aryan style of architecture which was very famous in those times and is still a part of our cultural heritage. The Meera Bai temple and the Kumbha Shyam temple are both built on the same ground.
  25. Kunjal Mata Mandir, Deh- Kunjal Mata Temple of Goddess Kunjal is located in Deh village of Nagaur district of Rajasthan, India. Kunjal Mata is kul devi of Pareek Brahmin's.


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