Shri Kalayan Ji Temple is located in Shriji ka Chawk village at baran district in rajasthan. When the great fort of Ranthambhor was occupied by Akbar, Rao Surjan Singh brought two idols of Lorf Vishnu with him from Ranthambhor to Bundi. Rao Bhojraj (1585 to 1607) was impelled by his queen who wanted one idol to be established in the city of Bundi and another at Baran. Thus the temple of Shri Kalyan Raiji was built at Baran where one idol of Lord Vishnu was enshrined.
About the Temple
The idol of Lord Kalyan Raiji is of black stone and in a standing posture. The daily service and pooja is conducted in accordance with the traditions of Ramanuj Sampradaya of Vaishnavas. The Mahant of the temple attains a priesthood in accordance with hereditary.
All Hindus worship the deity but from the sect point of view this belongs to Ramanuj Sampradaya. The entrance gate of the temple is splendid. At the entrance, there is a Nakkarkhana where the Nakkaras (kettledrums) are beaten at the time of Aarati. There are two canopies built over them. Ahead is a big chowk in which there is massive pillar. On the top of the pillar is a rectangular canopy where the statue of Garudji (the carrier of Lord Vishnu) is installed.
The inner temple is built in Nagar style and is of a square shape. On the panel gate of sanctum sanctorum an idol of Mahavirji is encarved around which hyamns have been also shown. There is a round shape shikhar on the temple and a verandah in front. A shikhar has been built on verandah also. On the pinnacle, a fully blooming louts flower has been made in the center of which three urns (kalash) one on another, have been made.
The purpose of the temple is to propagate the principles of Ramanuj Sampradaya and to spread devotion for the deity amongst the people. The temple is built in nagar style of architecture. The shikhar is of round shape. On the front of sanctum sanctorum the image of Mahavirji is incurved. The seat in the shrine is beautifully artistic and is covered with silver work.
The main festivals are Dol Yatra Ekadashi, Janmashtami, Annakoota, Phooldol. On Dol Yatra Ekadashi a dol (palanquin) bearing the statue of Kalyan Raiji is carried in a procession. Fifteen days fair is joyously attended by villagers in large number.
How To Reach Shri Kalayan Ji temple
Nearest airport is Kota airport.
Nearest railway station is Baran railway station.
Nearest Bus stop is Baran bus stop.
Shri Kalayan Ji temple,
Sadar Bazar, Baran,
Rajasthan - 325205.
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 from morning 5.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and in evening 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.