All the religious places in Rajasthan will reopen for the public from September 07, 2020. The religious places were closed in the last week of March due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown. After the opening of religious places devotees need to follow the social distancing norms. Precautionary measures will be taken from time to time against the deadly virus. All the worship places will be sanitised at regular intervals. Earlier, the centre had announced the relaxations and allowed the reopening of religious places from June 08 across the nation. However during that time, the Rajasthan state government did not allow the opening of the religious places due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.
To make sure that everyone follows the safety protocols, district collectors and superintendents of police will carry out inspections and ensure no mass gatherings of people take place at the religious places. The officials of the health department have also been directed to ensure that private hospitals do not deny admission to any COVID-19 patients.
COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
The total number of COVID-19 infected patients in Rajasthan has breached 85,000 mark with the current numbers at 85,379. The death toll has reached 1088. Till now 70,870 people have recovered from the disease. If you want to know the state-wise coronavirus outbreak in India check live COVID-19 updates. Let us now have a look at the famous religious places in Rajasthan which one cannot miss out when they are visiting the state.
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
Dedicated to the creator god - Brahma, this temple is the most prominent site in Pushkar which is a 2000 years old temple. Situated near the Pushkar Lake the Brahma Mandir is made up of white marbles and stone slabs. And that’s not all, the temple has the highest tower that can be seen from far. It is believed that Lord Brahma came to earth and did a yajna at the same spot where this temple is built now. The holy temple is visited by a large number of worshippers from across the nation.
Birla Mandir, Jaipur
Originally known as Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Birla Mandir is located at the base of Moti Dungri Temple in Jaipur. It was built in 1988 by the Birla family and is dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. Birla Mandir has a total of three domes each one representing a different perspective of religion. The walls of the structure are adorned with mythological quotes and holy charms from the holy book of Geeta. If you want to know about the tourist places in the capital city of Rajasthan then do read the blog The Pink City.
Eklingji temple, Udaipur
Ek means “one” and ling means “lingam a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva”. It is an architectural marvel situated 22 km away from Udaipur. Located on the banks of river Indersagar Lake it was built in the 8th century by the King of Udaipur Bappa Rawal. This temple is a famous pilgrimage attraction dedicated to Lord Eklingji. As the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva it attracts a lot of devotees during the time of Mahashivratri. It stands with the great historic significance dedicated to Lord Eklingji the benefactor deity of the Mewar clan.
Rani Sati Temple, Jhunjhunu
Situated in the Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to Rani Sati who is also called Dadi Ji by the worshippers. It was built in the 13th century. Rani Sati killed herself after the death of her husband. The temple is made up of marble stone. In the complex of Rani Sati temple there is also the Lord Hanuman Temple, Sita Temple, Thakur Ji temple, Lord Ganesha Temple and Shiva Temple. It has a Sanctorum which symbolizes pride, strength, act of braveness and boldness. A special aarti takes place everyday in the morning and in the evening that is the main highlight of the temple.
Mehandipur Balaji Temple, Dausa
A Hindu shrine in Dausa district of Rajasthan is dedicated to Lord Hanuman whose another popular name is Balaji. The temple is in the Karauli district. It is believed that a person suffering from evil spirits or sankatwalas (exorcism) gets relieved from their trouble on a visit to this temple. This temple is visited by many pilgrims from all the parts of the country. The footfall of the devotees increases on Tuesdays and Saturdays as it is said to be the days of Lord Balaji.
Hazrat Khwaja Garib Nawaz Dargah, Ajmer
Ajmer Sharif is the tomb of sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti who came to Ajmer from Persia in 1192. Constructed with white marble it attracts thousands of pilgrims every year on the death anniversary of the saint. The tomb of the saint has a marble dome and is surrounded by a silver platform. Irrespective of their religion, caste and creed people from all the religions visit this shrine. Due to its charitable work the shrine is commonly known as Gharib Nawaz (the benefactor of the poor).
These sacred places will give you a close glimpse into the heritage of the state. Aren’t you excited to explore the spiritual side in the Land of Maharajas? Let us know in the comments below where are you planning to visit first! Book your train and flight tickets instantly through Trainman app. Download Trainman App and check PNR Status of your ticket, Train between stations, Seat Availability in any train and a lot more.