Construction of Dev Dham Jodhpuriya Temple
Dev Dham Jodhpuriya Temple, a century old shrine surviving the test of time, houses several idols of gods and goddesses. The temple elaborately designed and carved bears testimony to the creativity and craftsmanship of the early artisans. It houses the idol of Sri Sawai Bhoj Gurjar, one of the 24 Gurjar brothers. He is also known as Bagaravat. Besides, the shrine enshrines the idol of Bhuna ji and Mehandu ji, the cousins of God Devnarayan. The statue of their half sister, Taradey Panwar, is also established in the temple. The statuette of a Sri Sawai Bhoj, a Gurjar warrior, an image of a child resting on the lap of Saadu Maata Gurjari as well as a statue of native land of Lord Devnarayan-Maalasheri Doongari installed in the temple further augments the beauty of the temple. Apart from this the remarkable statue of Devnarayan Bhagawan drinking milk of a lioness enchants the devotees visiting the temple.
Rituals of Dev Dham Jodhpuriya Temple
Regular offers are made to Lord Devnarayan in the Dev Dham Jodhpuriya Temple. Aarti is done thrice a day. On Fridays devotees swarm the temple premises and conduct night-vigil or jaagran. The Lord is worshipped by devotees belonging to all the sections. The following quote can be seen on all the images of Sri Devnarayan:
"Samvat 968 ke aansh, janam liya Gurjar ke vansh Sadhu sati ke vachno dwara,kamal phool Dev liya avatar."
Every year the Dev Dham Jodhpuriya temple celebrates two fairs on a grand scale in memory of Devnarayan Bhagawan.
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