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Bhartrihari Temple, Alwar Overview

Located near Sariska National Park, 30 kms away from the main city, Bhartrihari Temple is a venerated Hindu temple in Alwar. Believed to have been named after Bhartrihari Baba- the then ruler of Ujjain, the shrine is built in the traditional Rajasthani style with spacious corridors, exquisite arches, and floral columns of mandaps. Legend suggests that Bhatrihari Baba was blessed with magical prowess and hence any wish wished at the temple come true.

Set amidst the scenic Aravalli hills, the temple offers a calming and poised break to your otherwise regular trip. The shrine is throng by hundreds of devotees every year to seek the blessings of the Baba.

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Etymology of Bhatrihari Temple

The temple has several myths and legends associated with it. The most prominent one says that Raja Bhatrihari renounced the worldly pleasures and left his kingdom to become a saint. Several years later, he returned and asked his wife for bheek/ bhiksha (something to eat). Along with a fruit, she also gave him blessings to turn immortal. That is where the Baba is believed to have gotten his saintly prowess from.

One other story goes on to say that once the city was deprived of water due to a severe drought. So the Baba prayed to God and a stream of water emerged right there to form a lake. Later in life, the Baba buried himself alive (as he was immortal) and the temple was constructed at the spot as his memorial.

How To Reach Bhartrihari Temple

The temple is located 30 kms away from the main city, a little on the outskirts near Sariska National Park. You can drive down or hire a taxi cab to reach there.

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