- May 28, 2021
Kunj Bihari Temple is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is situated in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan State, India.
The chief deity of this temple is Thakur Kunj Behariji, who is also fondly called Sri Nathji.
Kunj Bihari temple was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh in memory of his late son Sher Singh, who had died at a young age. This temple belongs to Rama Nandi Vaishnava Sect of Hindus. Thus the Rama Nandi sambradhaya (traditional norms) pertaining to worship and other services are observed here.
The temple’s entrance has a Troan dwar. A well carved Shikhar adorns the top of the sanctum sanctorum. The pillars found in the temple are huge. The upper most part of the Shikhar has a Kalash. The temple also houses several elegant sculptures that reflects the dexterity of ancient native sculptors.
One special attribute about this temple is the wide usage of Makrana stones and sandstones, which adds to the beauty of the temple. Sandstone is most suited for engraving and sculpting works and hence is abundantly used in this temple rich with statues.
Annakoota, Holi, Deepawali, Janmasthami, Ramnavmi, Dussera, Narsingh Chaturdashi are the prominent festivals celebrated in this temple at Rajasthan.
Prayers rituals are offered four times daily to the Lord which includes Aarthis like Mangla, Shringar, Rajbhoga and Sanudhya.
Kunj Bihari Temple,
Rawaton Ka Bass,
Jodhpur, Rajasthan – 342001.