Ranked 9 among Places to Visit in Mount Abu
Time Required: 1 to 2 hours
Shri Raghunath Ji Temple is a 650-year-old temple on the shores of Nakki Lake in Mount Abu dedicated to the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. Predominantly, it visited by Vaishnavites who consider the temple as one of the most sacred places on Earth. Raghunath Ji is believed to save his followers from all the natural calamities and believed to liberate one from the pain and problems of life. The architectural heritage of Mewar can be seen through several wall inscriptions and delicate paintings and carvings can be found at the Raghunath Temple. The exquisitely carved idol of Shri Raghunath Ji is one of the main attractions.
Legend also tells us two tales, one a tale of unrequited love of a beautiful princess who's stepmother disapproved her love affair with Mount Abu's ruling son. It is believed that she died young as she wasn't able to marry her lover and the temple was constructed in her honour. Legend also states that the Raghunath temple in Mount Abu was built by Shri Ramanand, a 14th Century well-known Hindu scholar.
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