Ram Dev Ji Temple is situated at Ramdevra, in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, India.
About the diety
The temple (tomb) is related to the Tanwar Rajputs.
About the Temple
Sri Ramdevji temple is actually a Samadhi built in memory of the late saint Baba Ramdevji. Originally, a simple tomb was erected by the Baba's descendants upon his death, while the cenotaph that we see presently was constructed by Maharaja Ganga Singhji of Bikaner at Shri Ramdevra Runecha. Maharaja Ganga Singh had heard of Baba Ramdevji and his many divine powers, and had become his ardent follower. He raised this cenotaph for the Baba as a mark of paying his respects to the late saint. This tomb or cenotaph is at the centre of the temple campus, with the head placed on the north while the feet are towards South. This temple also houses several other tombs belonging to the family members of Shri Ramdevji. Generally, the bodies of the dead are cremated according to ancient Hindu Dharmas. But unlike the usual Hindu custom, the dead are buried in the Nath cult, over which a tomb is erected later.
While the original Samadhi of the Baba was quite simple and ordinary, the present temple built by the Maharaj is quite fascinating. Various kinds of lattices, projections and Jharokhas (a projected construction covered by lattices around) are built. Other than the shrine's center part where the Baba's Samdhi is found, the exteriors and the other areas are built using modern designs and techniques of architecture.
Even today, there are several people who believe in the greatness of the Baba, who eventually visit his Samadhi to seek his divine blessings.
The entry to the Samadhi (tomb) of Saint Ramdevji is open to everyone irrespective of their caste, creed and religion, propagating secular ideas.
Annually two fairs are organised here, one in the month of January/February, while the second one held on a large scale in the months of August/September. Several thousands of people pay visit to this secular shrine during these occasions.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
There is a tank present near this tomb-temple, where devotees take a dip before entering the holy Samadhi. Devotees also offer Sweets, Coconuts and Makhanas to the Saint’s tomb other than covering it with a horse-imaged cloth. Few devotees undertake a Padh Yatra (journey by foot) from distant places, seeking Babaji's blessing.
How To Reach Ram Dev Ji Temple
The nearest airport is the Jaisalmer airport.
The nearest railway station is the Ramdevra railway station.
The nearest Bus stop is Ramdevra bus stop.
Ram Dev Ji Temple,
Rajasthan - 345023.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
The temple is open from 4.00 AM to 9.00 PM every day.