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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 23 Apr 2022, 16:25 IST

Know Why The 300-Year-Old Shiva Temple Located In Alwar Was Special

Some interesting things to know about the 300 year old Lord Shiva temple located in Rajgarh, Alwar.
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  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial, 23 Apr 2022, 16:25 IST
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When we hear the name of Rajasthan, the royal palaces, the scorching sun and the big forts immediately springs to mind. This city has a distinct history of its own. This is the reason that

Whoever goes there, just  belongs here. Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Alwar are some of the most famous cities of Rajasthan but Alwar city situated in Rajasthan is very special for more than one reason. It is a beautiful city situated on the Alwar hills in the northeast of Rajasthan. 

Alwar city is one of the oldest cities of Rajasthan. The city represents the Rajputs. Know the traditions of this city can be traced back to the area of Biratnagar, which is about 1500 BCE old. You will find numerous famous forts in Alwar as well. 

Along with this, you can find thousands of temples in the city telling glorious tales of the bygone era. Let us tell you that very recently a 300-year-old temple of Lord Shiva located in Rajgarh in Alwar was demolished to make way for a road.

Today in this article we will tell you some special things about the 300 year old Shiva temple located in Rajgarh, Alwar. To know the importance and history of this temple, we have spoken to Kirti Pal Singh Parmar, who is a historian. Let us know what is special iabout this temple.

300 Years Old Temple Of Lord Shiva

demolished shiv temple

There was a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Rajgarh in Alwar. This Shiva temple located in Rajgarh was about 300 years old. This temple was built during the time of Pratap Singh and Bhaktavar Singh. This temple has stood the test of time and history and for long this temple had been the centre of faith of the local people. Apart from this, this temple has also been special in terms of archeology.

Temple Dedicated To Lord Shiva’s Family

This temple was dedicated to the family of Lord Shiva. The idols of Goddess Parvati, Kartikeya and Ganesha were installed in this temple. Due to this reason the temple was quite famous among the people of Rajgarh. Before the temple structure was demolished, the idols here were first removed by the temple priest.

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Importance Of The Temple For Locals

Local people used to visit this temple to worship. In the month of Sawan, this temple would exude a unique radiance. This is because the month of Sawan is dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to mythological beliefs, Lord Shiva was reunited with his mother Sati in this month.

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Temple Made Of Limestones

temple made of limestones

Thistemple of Lord Shiva was made of limestones. In earlier times, most of the temples were made of limestones. It had been one of the most sustainable options during the old times. Owing to this reason, you may notice that temples in India are even more than 100 years old. Furthermore, the idols removed from the temple are being installed at some other place by the Rajgarh Municipality.

 

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