Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Laxmi Nath Ji      
Location: This temple is situated on the mount in the middle of Bikaner, the place where the city was first founded. God Worshipped: Lord Laxminath Ji
District: Bikaner Road Distance from Jaipur: 365 Kms
Built in the year: 1504 AD to 1526 AD Nearest Airport: Nal Airport (12 Kms)
By Maharaja Rao Lunakaran Nearest Rly. Station: Bikaner Rly Station (3 kms)
       

Cause of Establishment:
The ruler of Bikaner State regard Lord Laxminathji as the real king of Bikaner and they treat themselves as his Deewans or Ministers. These rulers ruled the State as regents of Lord Laxminathji. This temple was constructed to enshrine Lord Laxminath whose throne was installed there.

Brief of the Diety:
In the sanctum sanctorum the idol of Lord Vishnu and that of Goddess Laxmi in a State of Embrace may be seen by the visitors. This statue which shows the two deites viz., Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi in a State of Embrace is of one and half ft. high. It stands on a square platform of stone.

Religious sect to which the temple belongs:
This is a principal temple of Vaishnava sect. Presently this is with the Devasthan Vibhag although it is independent of itself.

       
Important Architectural Characteristics:

The artistic architecture, elegant sculpture and beautiful colored pictures produce a combined charm which overwhelms the visitor/viewer.

Material of Construction:

The temple is made of marble and red stone. Particularly for this temple the red stone was imported from Jaisalmer.

Total Construction Time: 22 years
Religious aspects of temple:

This is primarily a Vaishnava shrine and is in the traditional religious style. Lord Vishnu holds the prime position in the Hindu triad. Vishnu is the presiding deity of preservation of the world.

Unique features of the temple:

In the very campus of the temple there are other signs of Shri Badrinarayanji, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev, Shri Roopchaturbujji, Shri Magavidyaji, Shri Suryanarayanji etc.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple (Main Events):

Janmashtami, Nirjala Ekadashi (a big fair), Ramnavmi, Deepawali, Kartik Ekadashi, Geeta Jayanti.

Timings:
Morning Time: 5.00 am to 1.00 pm

Evening Time:

5.00 pm to 11.00 pm
Custom & Traditions of Temple:

The Vaishnava ways of liturgical performances are followed: Sacred food is offred to the deity in a day and Aarti is performed four times.

Details of Temple:
Sanctrum:(Sanctorum) 1
Verandah: 1
Rasoi:  Behind  the temple
Others: Circumambulatory Paths (Parikrama), Portico (Sabhakaksha)
Vandana (If any particular) in text:
Prayers as prescribed are sung. A special bhajan of Meera Bai is also sung. The gist of this bhajan is that Girdhari, Krishna is of blackish hue and without him who else will take care of me. O' Gopal, O' Laxminathji without you who will take care of me. You are wearing a turban saffron costumes and on your breast there is garland of thousands of flowers. On your head is a crown with a peak of feather and your ears hold pendants which are extremely beautiful. In Brindavan and in Madhuwan you conducted a Raasleela (disport). Your devotee Meera Bai O' wise Lord Girdhari is the servant on your lotus feet. Oh Kunj Behari Lord Krishna, I am in your shelter.
Issues requiring global attention for conservation, protection and improvement of the temple:

 This beautiful temple can be developed into a tourist attraction point.


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