At Jayal, 40 Kms away from Nagaur, is situated the Dadhimati Temple, also known as the Goth-Manglod temple. It is the oldest temple of the district constructed during the reign of the Gupta Empire in India, sometime in the 4th Century. The chief presiding deity here is the Kul Devi of Dadhich Brahmins.
Meera Bai Temple, also known as the Charbhuja temple, is situated at Merta. It is a 400 year old temple. Evidences have been found here as to how total surrender helps attain godly qualities; how deep faith converts poison to 'Amrit'.
The Bhanwal Matta Temple is situated 25 kms away from Merta city. There is a very interesting story regarding the temple. It is said that when a group of thieves were under threat of life, they prayed to the Mother Goddess for protection, following which the mother made an appearance before them and saved them. The temple was thus constructed as an act of gratitude. The thieves who escaped vowed never to commit theft again.
Phalvardhika (Phalodi) is situated in the Merta tehsil of Nagaur district near Merta Road Railway Station. There is found here an ancient temple of Brahamani Mata known as Phalvardhika Mata belonging to the10th century or even earlier. Some believe that the temple was constructed during the time of the Pratihara Empire.
The Manjhwas is famous for the Pashupati Nath Temple and Phulabai Temple. It is 20 kms away from Nagaur district. The Pashupati Nath temple is unique in India. The Phulabai temple is dedicated to the saint Phulabai, a devotee of Lord Rama. Phulabai was a saint born in the year 1938 in a Jat family. She was highly devoted to Lord Rama right from childhood and spent most of her time in 'Bhakti' and 'Kirtana' of Shri Ram.
The village of Ren is situated in Merta Tehsil of Nagaur district, 15 kms. away from Merta city. There is a famous Peeth of the Ram Sanehi community here. It is believed that Adi Acharaya Daryavji of Ram Sanehi Community performed 'tapsaya' here. Every year a big fair is held at full noon in the month of Chaitra.
Panchla Sidha is a small village in the Khinvsar Tehsil of Nagaur district, 60 Kms west of Nagaur. It is famous for the Jasnath community. There is a holy shrine called the Siddha Peeth established in the year 1575 Vikram Samwat era, by Siddh Saint Boyatji. There is a Citadel built by Shri Jagat singh, Maharaja of Udaipur. Maharaja Jaswant Singh of Jodhpur presented land to the Peeth for conservation of wild life. This Peeth is devoted to the welfare of the people through spiritual teaching, tantras and yoga. Cultural and religious fairs in the month of February, April and September are held every year, organised by this holy peeth. The major festivals that fall twice a year are a big Jagran and the Agni Nriyta (Fire Dance). In fire dance, followers of the peeth dance bare foot on fire.
Peepasar is a small village in the Nagaur Tehsil of Nagaur district. It is the birth place of the Great Saint Jambhoji, the founder of the Vishnoi community. Khundiyas (Parbatsar) is famous for the temple of 'Baba RamdeoJi' in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district. Kinsariya is famous for the temple of 'Keway Mata' in the Parbatsar Tehsil of Nagaur district.
Thus discussed are the various places of pilgrimage tourism located in the district of Nagaur.
(Last Updated on : 27-04-2013)
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