Religious Places In Rajasthan For A Spiritual Escape

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Religious Places in Rajasthan

Formerly known as the Land of the Kings, Rajasthan is a beautiful example of India’s age-old opulence and grandeur, traces of which still linger in the air of this state. There are numerous religious places in Rajasthan such as Nathdwara, Pushkar and Bikaner.

Here is the list of 8 Religious Places In Rajasthan For A Spiritual Escape

1. Pushkar, Rajasthan - Most famous religious place in Rajasthan

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Known For : Pushkar Lake Pushkar Bazar Brahma Temple

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Pushkar, the city often referred to as the ‘rose garden of Rajasthan’ is a city of culture and intellect. Nothing can describe this iconic city better than a sought-after destination that provides the essence of Pushkar roses, the charm of culturally vibrant atmosphere and the dynamic festivities make it one hot cultural spot. The west wind of Pushkar gives an easygoing vibe of Westwood lifestyle in the hot sandstone town. The home of the only temple dedicated to Lord Brahma in the world, it is one of the ultimate pilgrimages for Hindus to attain divine spiritual bliss. A place of holy spirit for Hindus, ample ghats are flooded with devotees, closing eyes in the serenity of chants coming from temples around. A soothing and calm place with the glitter of spirituality makes Pushkar a must visit.

Best Time: October to March

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2. Bikaner, Rajasthan - The Rat Temple City

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Known For : Junagarh Fort Karni Mata Temple Lallgarh Palace

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Located in the midst of Thar Desert, Bikaner is a "cultural paradise and a traveller's haven". It is home to the Karni Mata Temple, also popularly known as the Nari Mata Temple, is a highly popular tourist spot amongst devotees that is dedicated to Karni Mata, who is believed to be an incarnation of Maa Durga. What is unique about this temple, however, is not its architecture or location, rather the fact that 25,000 black rats live, and are worshipped, in the temple. In fact, the food that is eaten by them is considered to be holy and is later served as 'prasad'.

Best Time: October to March

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3. Ajmer, Rajasthan - Make a wish at Dargah Sharif, the tomb of Moinuddin Chishti

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Known For : Ajmer Sharif Dargah Ana Sagar Lake Adhai Din ka Jhopra

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Surrounded by Aravali ranges, the city of Ajmer is most famous for its Dargah Sharif of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti. Firmly bound by its traditions and culture, Ajmer has a unique charm which lies in the ethos and craftsmanship practised over centuries. Visit Ajmer to witness the exquisite Mughal architecture set in an aura of peace and spirituality.

Best Time: October to March

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4. Mount Abu, Rajasthan - A beautiful hill station in Rajasthan

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Known For : Dilwara Temples Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary Nakki Lake

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The only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning piece of architecture in the country. If you are a religion or architecture buff, this religious place in Rajasthan is one you should absolutely not miss out in India.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Nathdwara, Rajasthan

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Known For : Charbhuja Shrinathji Temple Shopping in Nathdwara

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Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, the charming town of Nathdwara is literally translates to "The Gateway of the Lord'. This religious place in Rajasthan, on the banks of river Banas and is a pristine picturesque location. It is also a sacred Hindu site and is flocked by thousands of tourists every year. Nathdwara is also famous for "Pichwai Paintings" which are traditional Rajasthani style paintings and terracotta work. It is considered the hub of traditional handicrafts, arts and artefacts.

Best Time: September to February

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6. Osian, Rajasthan - Be a foreigner or be an Asian, the place to be in is Osian.

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Known For : Sachiya Mata Temple Surya Temple Kali Temple

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Osian is an ancient temple city located 65 kms north of Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan in western India. This place is of utmost significance to the Jains and the Hindus as some of their most important shrines lie in this beautiful city. Amongst the many temples that this town is host to, the ones that stand out in their beauty and grandeur are the Surya or Sun Temple, the Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira. Endowed with golden sand dunes all around, one can get a majestic aerial view of this place from the Sachiya Mata Temple.

Best Time: November to March

7. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan - Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, Ancient City, Rich History, Shekhawati Region.

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Known For : Rani Sati Temple Haveli and forts Khetri Mahal

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An ancient town in the state of Rajasthan, Jhunjhunu is one of the most progressive districts of the desert state. Carrying the stories from the time of Mahabharata, this 400 years old temple situated in the hills of Jhunjhunu is this temple is one of the oldest pilgrimage sites of India. There are small temples inside the complex other than the main temple dedicated to Sati.

Best Time: October to March

8. Fatehpur, Rajasthan - Fatehpur, Rajasthan, Ancient City, Rich History, Shekhawati Region.

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Known For : Nadine cultural centre Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir Temples in Fatehpur

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Situated in the Sikar district of Rajasthan, Fatehpur is an ancient town, a prominent part of the Shekhawati region. Visit this religious place in Rajasthan for the Dholi Sati Dadi Mandir dedicated to goddess Sit. Fatehpur is popular with tourists who want to try out a new destination, and have a knack for religion and culture.

Best Time: October to March

Which of these religious places in Rajasthan will you add to your bucket list?

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