Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Ram Chandra Ji
Location: Purani Chawani (old cantonment area) Dholpur. God Worshipped: Shri Ram Chandar ji (Vishnu)
District: Dholpur Road Distance from Jaipur: 290 Kms
Built in the year: 1800 AD Nearest Airport: Agra (55 kms)
By Maharaja Keerat Singh Nearest Rly. Station: Dholpur (6 kms)
       

Cause of Establishment:
  According to the popular belief, this idols was recovered by a cowherd from earth on the boundaries between the State of Karauli and Dholpur. Those were the days when Maharaja Keerat Singh established his new kingdom at the present Dholpur Chhawani. At the advice of people, the Maharaja purchased this idol from the cowherd and built a temple for it, right in front of his place. In this temple the idol was enshrined.

       
Brief of the Deity:

Undoubtedly, this is the temple of Shri Ram Chandraji ans the idol is also of Lord Ram, but here Lord Ram appears four armed like Lord Vishnu and in his hands, he wars a Shankh (conch), a Chakra (discus), a Gada (mace) and Padma (a lotus flower). The other idol is 3 ft. high and it appears to be of Goddess Laxmi. We know that Sita herself was incarnation of Laxmi. The idol of lord Ram is of eight precious metals alloy whereas the idol of his consort is of marble.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs:

The temple belongs to the Ramanuj sect of Vasihavas.

Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

Though there is no much architectural grandeur in the temple, nevertheless, it has sprawling vastness. There are huge and massive pillars which support the roof of the Jagmohan (prayer halls).

Material of Construction:

The sand stone of Dholpur has been used to build this temple.

Total Construction Time: 20 year
Religious aspects of temple:

This temple of Lord Rama belongs to the Ramanuj Sect of Vaishnavs and thus it is the center faith devotees of Lord Rama. In fact both Rama and Krishna are the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Therefore, this temple is also visited by all. Every year laces of visitors come to see the temple and have darshan of their deity.

Unique features of the temple:

The temple does not have any ostentation, nor any architectural display but the simplicity and plainness of the temple are wonderful. What impresses the visitors is the huge shape of the temple and the high massive pillars.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

Ramnavmi, Dusshera, Deepawali and all other Hindu festivals are observed with faith and ceremony here.

Timings:
Morning Time: 5.00 am

Evening Time:

10.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

Here worship is performed according to practices of Ramanuj Sampradaya.

Details of Temple:
Vandana (If any particular) in text:

 

Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

This big temple, so beautiful for simplicity must be well protected.


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