Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Laxman Ji
Location: Bharatpur God Worshipped: Shri Laxman Ji and Urmila Ji
District: Bharatpur Road Distance from Jaipur: 180 Kms
Built in the year: 1870 AD Nearest Airport: Agra (60 kms)
By Bharatpur Naresh Balwant Singh Nearest Rly. Station: Bharatpur (2 kms)

Cause of Establishment:
The king, it is said, came into the close contract of a sage called Shri Sant dass. Those were the last days of the kings rule. This sage Sant Dass was the great devotee of Laxmanji and always remained dedicated to him. It is said that soon after the foundation of the temple was laid Maharaja Baldev Singh who had in fact founded it, declared his son Balwant Singh as his successor king. Thus Maharaja Balwant Singh in his rule got the temple constructed. The idols were enshrined in the Vikram Samvat 1947 (1890 A.D.). The Laxmanji temple of Deeg according to its pujari Pandit Murari Lal Prashar, is older than this temple and the royal family of Bharatpur regards both the Laxmanji temples as their royal temples.

Brief of the Diety:

The principal deities enshrined are Laxmanji and Urmila ji, but in addition to them other small idols of Ram, Bharat, Shtrughan and Hanuman are also installed . All these idols are of Astadhatu.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs: The temple belongs to all Hindus.
Architecture of the Temple:
Important Architectural Characteristics:

The Bharatpur temple is made of almond color sand stone of Bansi Phadpur. The temple is on the first story. In this temple ornamental work and floral patterns have been encarved. Jagmohan and Garbhagriha are also in present. In front, there is a big open Courtyard.

Material of Construction:

The almond colour sand stone of Bansi Pahadpur.

Total Construction Time: 35 years
Religious aspects of temple:

Although for all Hindus, this temple is held in great veneration, but for those who hold Lord Ram and Laxman as their personal deity. This is a special importance. Here not only the local visitors but also foreigners in large number come to see this beautiful work of art.

Unique features of the temple:

The variety of sculptural work and architecture of the temple is unique. The front portion of the Jagmohan form top to bottom is decorated with relief features, floral patterns and birds. Similarly, the ceiling of the Jagmohan is not less in beauty. This also is a wonderful creation of sculpture. Since the temple stands at the heart of the City of Bharatpur, there is always a crowd of visitors present.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

Amongst festivals are Laxman Vivahotsav, Shri Ram Navmi, Janmasthmi, Hindola, Gurupoornima, performances of Ram Leelas etc.

Morning Time: 5.00 am

Evening Time:

10.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

Customs of Hindus and rituals are performed in the temple.

Details of Temple:
Others: Sanctus Sanctorum alongwith Jagmohan is 67 ft x 58 ft. covering a total area of 3886 sq. ft. North side of the verandah is 28-3 x 10-3 and the west side verandah is 90 ft. x 23 ft. A big Rasoi 83 ft. x 28-3 also covers an area of 2345 sq. ft.
Vandana (If any particular) in text:
Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

Since the temple is a rare work of art and not many temples are dedicated to Lord Laxman are found, this Laxman temple and also the Laxman temple of Deeg must be declared heritage temples. Since the Deeg temple of Laxmanji is older, it requires immediate repair work to prevent it from decay and destruction. The Laxman temples must be dearly preserved.

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