Rajasthan is one of the most magnificent places worth visiting in India. In Rajasthan, you get a glimpse of beauty, culture, tradition, religion as well as history. When we are talking about this place, one thing that must not be missing is the Chardham of Narlai. When you drive around the Kumbhalgarh, you can take a visit to the 4 prominent pilgrimages that are significant to the Hindu devotees. It is located within close proximity to the city and you need to take around cover trip of around 80 km to visit all the temples called as
- Charbhujanath Temple
- Shri Roop Narayan Mandir
- Laxman Jhula
- Shri Rokadia Hanuman Temple
1. Mandir Shri Charbhuja Ji
This temple owns the title of having the highest Shikhar located on the sanctum sanctorum, the popular Shrine of Charbhuja Nath Ji. The Shikhar has a tomb in the shape of an octagon. Adjacent to this tomb, you can find two other shikhar as well. This temple displays an excellent piece of mirror work. The outer shutters are built of silver whereas the inner shutters are made up of Gold. The courtyard of the Mandir has a garud Ji statue placed.
2. Roop Narayan Temple of Seventri Rajsamand
Roop Narayan temple is yet another very famous temple located in the Rajsamad. It is about 40 kilometres away from Rajsamand. You can also find another temple of Lord Vishnu nearby. Local people call the Roop Narayan Temple at Seventri Village of Rajsamand.
The temple was built centuries ago. The Gomti Muhana and Laxman Jhuula are also located nearby. On the banks of Gomti Muhana, you can find the beautiful Lord Rama temple, also known as “Ram Sita”. Many devotees come to worship Lord Rama and get his blessings for them and their families.
3. Lakshman Jhula
Lakshman Jhula is in a bridge located on the banks of Ganga and is considered to be the oldest route to the holy shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath. The Jhula has successfully become one of the most visited and popular tourist spots of Rishikesh. It is so, not because of the religious and origin sanctity but also because of the presence of several grand temples and wonderful local market. Terah manzil, a 13 story mandir is also located near to the Lakshman Jhula. The top floor of this holy place gives a brilliant view of the surroundings.
4. Rokadia Hanuman Mandir
Rokadia Hanuman Mandir is a popular temple based in Rajasthan. It is visited by hundreds of devotees throughout the year. It is important Hindu temple and is also included in the Vadtal Panch, Tirth of Shri Swaminarayan Sect. The temple is also called as Rokadiya Dev Hanumanji Maharaj Temple, named after the Lord Hanuman (Rokadiya Dev).
As per the Hindu mythology, Lord Hanuman is known to be the reflection of truth and is believed that people who worship him remain free of sins, sorrows, and worries. The temple is visited by numerous devotees of Lord Hanuman round the year and it is definitely a privilege to go and see these places and experience the eternal serenity, devotion, and beauty of Hindu religion and history.
A drive around the 4 pilgrimages is bound to be a tiring event. What one can do is book a stay at Rawla Narlai, which is the most sought-after 5-star heritage resort in the whole expanse around Ranakpur.
Lying midway between Jodhpur and Udaipur, a serene drive takes one to Rawla Narlai, a tranquil heritage hotel tucked in the foothills of the Arravalis and dotted with temples and caves.
An erstwhile waiting lounge for the royal family of Jodhpur, it was later converted into a stunning boutique resort and is now open to all.