Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Charbhuja Ji
Location: Rajsamand God Worshipped: Shri Charbhuja Ji Lord Vishnu
District: Rajsamand Road Distance from Jaipur: 310 Kms
Built in the year: Nearest Airport: Dabok (137 km)
By Shri Gang Dev Nearest Rly. Station: Rajasmand (40 km)
       

Cause of Establishment:
Shri Gang Dev received divine instructions in his dream to install this idol. This idol is said to have received worship from the pandavas in the distant old days. This self-sale idol was recovered from water when Shri Gang Dev got message through a dream and installed at gadh. The idol was recovered from water for its installation and ceremonial enthronement. At this place, as many as 125 battels were waged over the centuries to protect this idol and many a time it was submerged in water for safety. The river Gomati flows by this temple. The idol of Shri Charbhuja Ji is 85 centimeters high.

       
Brief of the Diety:

Shri Charbhuja Ji or the four armed Lord who is none but Lord Vishnu himself.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs:

The Vaishnava sect all Hindus. Every day suitable and prescribed padas or compositions in classical ragas are sung. They are in accordance with festivals, Ceremonies, seasons and special occasions.

Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

The Temple has a high shikhar and highest shikhar is on the sanctrum sanctorum, the shrine of Charbhuja Nath Ji, In the middle of the Shikhar has an octagonal round tomb like shape. Adjacent to this are two other round shikhars. The original temple displays an excellent mirror work. The shutters of the inner temple are made of gold while outer shutters are made of silver. In the other courtyard is installed a status of garud ji. Nearly all two other shrines. At the entrance on either side is on elephant of stone. Around the temple are the open spaces.

Nath Ji, In the middle of the Shikhar has an octagonal round tomb like shape. Adjacent to this are two other round shikhars. The original temple displays an excellent mirror work. The shutters of the inner temple are made of gold while her shutters are made of silver. In the other courtyard is installed a status of garud ji. Nearly all two other shrines. At the entrance of other side is on elephant of stone. Around the temple are the open spaces.

Material of Construction:

White Marval , Lime Mortar and mirror

Religious aspects of temple:

Shri Charbhuja ji is Lord Vishnu himself. The four arms hold conch, discus, mace and a lotus flowers. The discus and the mace symbolize dynamic power, energy and prowess. The Rajputs and the gurjars hold a special reverence for this temple.

Unique features of the temple:

The Temple is extremely charming. It has been conceived and built on a grand scale. Out of the four principal seats of faith (Chardham), Shri Charbhuja Ji is the principal above. It is a center of Vaishnava faith and devotion. This temple is said to be thousands of years old. Popular belief goes that Shri Charbhuja Ji has worshipped in Dwapar age also. For testing this miraculous status from the invaders, the idol was submerged in to water many a time. In every darshan (vewing time) a sword and shield are put up as symbols of Rajaput chivalry.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

Adhering to the Vaishnava traditions, various festivals on the already prescribed days of various months are held. On the 11th day of the brights half of Bhadrapada a big fair is held here.Similarily on Holi also the festivals of colours is celebrated. Other festivals are Navaratras, Janamashtami and Ramanavami. On Nights of Navaratras, Gharava dance and other cultural festivals and functions are held with real and gust.

Timings:
Morning Time: from 5.00 am

Evening Time:

till 10.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

In accordance with Vaishnava sect customs. Every day five times the temple is opened and devotees may have the darshan

Details of Temple:
Sanctrum:(Sanctorum:) 1
Vandana (If any particular) in text:

Every day suitable and prescribed padas or compositions in classical ragas are sung. They are in accordance with festivals, Ceremonies, seasons and special occasions.

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

Since the temple is a very big establishment and complicated from architectural point of new, special care is required to save it decays and dilapidation caused by weatheric changes and humidity.


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