Kunj Bihari Temple is a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is situated in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan State, India.
About the Deity
The chief deity of this temple is Thakur Kunj Behariji, who is also fondly called Sri Nathji.
About the Temple
Kunj Bihari temple was built by Maharaja Vinay Singh in memory of his late son Sher Singh, who had died at a young age. This temple belongs to Rama Nandi Vaishnava Sect of Hindus. Thus the Rama Nandi sambradhaya (traditional norms) pertaining to worship and other services are observed here.
The temple's entrance has a Troan dwar. A well carved Shikhar adorns the top of the sanctum sanctorum. The pillars found in the temple are huge. The upper most part of the Shikhar has a Kalash. The temple also houses several elegant sculptures that reflects the dexterity of ancient native sculptors.
One special attribute about this temple is the wide usage of Makrana stones and sandstones, which adds to the beauty of the temple. Sandstone is most suited for engraving and sculpting works and hence is abundantly used in this temple rich with statues.
Annakoota, Holi, Deepawali, Janmasthami, Ramnavmi, Dussera, Narsingh Chaturdashi are the prominent festivals celebrated in this temple at Rajasthan.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
Prayers rituals are offered four times daily to the Lord which includes Aarthis like Mangla, Shringar, Rajbhoga and Sanudhya.
How To Reach Kunj Bihari Temple
The closest airport to this temple is the Jodhpur airport.
The nearest railway station is the Jodhpur railway station.
The nearest Bus stop is Jodhpur bus stop.
Kunj Bihari Temple,
Rawaton Ka Bass,
Jodhpur, Rajasthan - 342001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open in morning from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m to 10.00 p.m.