(Last Updated on : 05/07/2014)
This place is eight km to the South of Pindwara, is situated on a river named Sarasvati. Its old names, as known from various sources, were Vetaleara, Vatasthana, Vatanagra, Vata, Vatapura and Vasisthapura. This place was called Vata on account of the banian trees, which are found in abundance.
The Sun Temple of Varman-
Thus temple is known, as the Brahman-Svamin is one of the most famous temples in India. The careful finish of its carving, the proportion of its members and the parsimonious use of decorative detail, all tend to show that it must have been constructed at a time when the temple architecture was a vitally living art.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiv, situated on the western slope of Siranwa hill and is now managed by Sirohi Devasthanam. It is Kuldev of Deora Clan of Chauhans of Sirohi. The temple was built during Parmar Dynasty.
It is situated at 6 kms away from Abu Road on Abu - Ahmedabad Highway. It is destroyed city of Parmars. Its present name is Chandela. In the 10th and 11th century Chandravati was the capital of the Parmars. It was the main centre of the nagar civilization and business and trade. It was a great example from Architect point of view.
This temple is situated in the middle of the Jairaj Hill on the Aravali Ranges. The Jiraval temple is very primitive and ancient. The temple is surrounded by the Dharamshalas and beautiful buildings. The importance of this temple is unique because all over world installation of Jain temples are made with the name of this temple OM HRIM SHRI JIRAVALA PARSHAVNATHAY NAMAH.
Mirpur temple is considered to be the oldest marble monument of Rajasthan. It served as a modal for Dilwara and Ranakpur temples. It is depicted in world encyclopedia art. The temple is of Rajput age of 9th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshavnath, the 23 Tirthankaras of Jains. The temple was destroyed by Mahmood Begda of Gujarat in 13th century and was rebuilt and renovated in 15th century.
This temple is about 5 kms south of Pindwara on the way to Abu Road, is the village of Ajari. It is a temple of Mahadev and Saraswati. The scenery is picturesque, honey-combed with date-trees and a small rivulet flows nearby. Small hillocks form a wonderful background. The place is a fine picnic spot.
This temple is dedicated to all religions of the world. It is located at the Headquarter of Sirohi and is one km far from the circuit house of Sirohi. The site, temple architecture, layout of the landscape is fine. Trees of religious importance like Rudraksh, Kalpvriksh, Kunj, Harsingar, Belpatra (tree and scriper) are planted here. Saffron plantation is also seen here. The main attraction of this temple is the idols of various gods installed around, inside and top of the temple. This temple can be considered as the monument of the modern century, which provides the feelings of National Integration and Harmony.
Bamanvad Ji Temple-
This temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavir 24th Tirthankara of Jains. The temple is said to be built by Nandi Vardhan, brother of Lord Mahavir.
Eighteen Jain temples are situated in one single row form the temple street. Some temples are magnificent, huge and important from the architect viewpoint. The highest temple is Chaumukha is dedicated to Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jain. The Structure of this temple is similar to Ranakpur standing on pillars. It is situated on western slope of the Siranwa hills and represented by 78 ft high.
The temple can be seen from very far distant from the Sirohi. Sitting on the highest top of the temple, the scene of sunset and the natural beauty of the fields and landscape of the Sirohi city and nearby locations can be enjoyed.
Karodi Dhwaj Temple-
This place can be reached from Abu downhills about 4 kms as well as from Sirohi via Anadara, a distance of about 32 kms south of Sirohi town. This temple is dedicated to Lord Sun, who has millions of rays (Kotidwaj). The temple is said to be built by the Hoons who were the worshippers of Sun.
Ambeshwar Ji Temple-
A place about six miles north of Sirohi on a sidetrack of the National Highway No. 14 from Sirohi to Sheoganj. The Kolargarh is situated towards eastern side at a distance of 2 kms. The relics of old fort on Ganesh pole can be seen here. There is a Dharamshala, a Jain temple, Laxmi Narayan temple, Shiv temple and Gorakhmath are also present. On the hill after climbing 400 steps an ancient temple Lord Shiv with its natural beauty and marvelous surroundings with waterfalls can be seen.
The "Pavapuri Tirtha Dham" temple is Trust". Constructed separated in two blocks; first one is Sumati Jeevandaya Dhaam is also named Gou-Shala and second is Pavapuri Dhaam. The main attraction of the Dhaam is the temple and the toran gate.
The Bheru Tarak Dham-
It is established in the valley of Nandgiri. The temple is built of while marble dedicated to Shahastra Fana of Parshavnath. The campus is having Dharamshala, BhojanShala and having all facilities for religious tourists.
Mount Abu is a green oasis in the barren deserts cape that's Rajasthan. Situated at the southern tip of the Aravali range, the hill retreat owes its cool climate to its rich flora covering the entire hillside that includes coniferous trees and flowering shrubs. The road leading to Mount Abu is a curved one that is characterised by arid region dotted with huge rocks in weird shapes and high velocity winds. 'Abu' according to a legend, stands for the son of Himalaya, deriving its name from Arbuada, the powerful serpent who rescued Nandi, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva, from a chasm. Mount Abu has been home to many sages and saints.