From the Deshnok temple, we headed towards our next destination which was the famous Laxmi Nath temple, Bikaner. We knew that it was located in the outskirts of the city and accordingly had eaten some snacks before entering the temple. It was considered to be one of the oldest temples of Rajasthan. The foundation of the temple was done way back in the year 1488 A.D. by the then King named Rao Bikaji. The place played an important role in the history of Rajasthan and was considered to be one of the most special historical monuments which had a special identity of their own. The temple was designed by the then artisans and designers and we could see their brilliance through the designs that were still strong on the walls. It was famous for the deities of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi, who were worshipped there.
The temple was an example of superb designs and beautiful inscriptions. We learnt that ever since it was established, the deities had witness an uncountable number of prayers from their followers for the last four and half centuries. The temple was further expanded during the time of Maharaja Ganga Singh and it was treated as one of the most fantastic destinations of Bikaner. We got to see many superb creations of art and traditional sculptures that were displayed in the complex. We were simple enchanted by the immense creativity of the sculptors who were given the credit of establishing the beautiful temple.
The Laxmi Nath temple, Bikaner looked extremely new and in the beginning when we didn’t know about the original age of the temple, some of us had thought that it was constructed just some centuries before. We also saw some foreign visitors and from their conversation, we deciphered that they were seriously impressed as well. The temple truly depicted the magnificence of India. We learnt that many festivals were celebrated in the temple at different times of the year and people from various corners of Rajasthan used to come for attending each of them. Some people even come to celebrate special occasions and seek blessings from the goddess. We left that place quite early as we had planned to spend more time at our next destination which was the famous Jaisalmer Fort.
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A big hello to everyone here... I am 'the' Geeta Sharma, a young, vibrant, and fun-loving girl from Agra. As a kid, tall buildings always inspired me and now as I type, I myself have attained a master’s degree in Architecture and am working on several projects in and around my city. Whenever I feel taxed of my job, I find a way out in the nature, my second habitat for obvious reasons! Meditation, camping, and photography are activities for which Mother Nature inspires me! On my way back, I also make it a point to get my mind and body relaxed at nearby spa centres. That is about me and you will find much more in detail with regular blogs and updates from me. So stay tuned and sit tight for new experiences every day!