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Charbhujaji Temple, Rajsamand


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.

Shri Charbhuja temple was constructed near the Gomati river in 1444 A.D. Temple is also known for its unmatched architecture with magnificent mirror work inside the temple. White marble, lime mortar and mirror is used as the construction material for this temple. Its gold inside shutters and silver ouside shutter attracts with stone elephant which are placed on both side of the entrance in the temple. Garud ji idol is also situated in the courtyard. 85 cm idol of Shri Charbhuja ji has four arms which are holding conch, discus, mace and a lotus flower each. Inscription in the temple tells about the village name Badri, so the idol also known as Badrinath.

A large fair is held in Shri Charbhuja temple every year on Bhadrapad Ekadashi i.e. Jhaljhoolani Ekadashi. As this idol is consider a miraculous one, thousands of pilgrims visit it every year. Jhaljhoolani Ekadashi falls on the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of Bhadrapad month of Hindu’s i.e August-September. Pilgrims takes part in great procession and people welcome them with perfume and flowers.

Festivals & Fairs in Temple

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.

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