Timings : 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Time Required : 1-2 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Sanwariaji Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is located in Mandaphia in the North-Western Indian state of Rajasthan. Mandaphia is about 40 kilometres away from the city of Chittorgarh and falls on the Chittorgarh-Udaipur Highway. Because of its location, devotees visit the temple in large numbers while commuting between Chittorgarh and Udaipur. The resplendent temple complex is a beautiful work of architecture and adorns colourful paintings and carvings that tourists find quite mesmerizing. The deity is also known as Shri Sanwariaji Seth and is believed to be of immense importance for merchants and traders who offer their prayers to gain success and wealth in their businesses. Stories about striking gold from nowhere all because of the blessings of the deity are usually heard in the region. It, therefore, ranks second on the list of religiously important temples dedicated to Lord Krishna for the Hindu community.
The Sanwariyaji temple complex is a beautiful structure built in pink sandstone. The idol of the deity is a statue made of black stone depicting the dark skin tone of Lord Krishna. Other than this temple, there are some more temples around Chittorgarh - Mandapiya Sanwariaji Temple, Bhadsoda Chouraha Sanwariaji Temple and Bhadsoda Sanwariaji Temple.
According to a legend, Bholaram Gurjar, a milkman, once dreamt of three statues being buried in Bhadsoda-Bagund. When he shared the details, the villagers started looking for the statues at the located Bholaram has dreamt of and they found statues of Lord Krishna. Two of the statues were installed in two different locations (Mandaphiya and Bhadsoda) while one was kept where it was found (Bhadsoda-Bagund). Temples were then built at the locations in honour of Lord Krishna. Devotees from all over the world flock to the temple to offer prayers for all their wishes to come true.
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