Shri Laxman Ji Temple is located in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan. This temple dedicated to lord Laxman, who is the younger brother of Rama.
About The Deity
The principal deities enshrined are Laxmanji and Urmila ji, but in addition to them other small idols of Ram, Bharat, Shtrughan and Hanuman are also installed. All these idols are of Astadhatu.
About the Temple
The king, it is said, came into the close contract of a sage called Shri Sant dass. Those were the last days of the King’s rule. This sage Sant Dass was the great devotee of Laxmanji and always remained dedicated to him. It is said that soon after the foundation of the temple was laid Maharaja Baldev Singh who had in fact founded it, declared his son Balwant Singh as his successor king. Thus Maharaja Balwant Singh in his rule got the temple constructed. The idols were enshrined in the Vikram Samvat 1947 (1890 A.D.). The Laxmanji temple of Deeg according to its pujari Pandit Murari Lal Prashar, is older than this temple and the royal family of Bharatpur regards both the Laxmanji temples as their royal temples.
The Bharatpur temple is made of almond color sand stone of Bansi Phadpur. The temple is on the first storey. In this temple ornamental work and floral patterns have been encarved. Jagmohan and Garbhagriha are also present. In front, there is a big open Courtyard. Although for all Hindus, this temple is held in great veneration, but for those who hold Lord Ram and Laxman as their personal deity. This is a special importance. Here not only the local visitors but also foreigners in large number come to see this beautiful work of art.
Since the temple is a rare work of art and not many temples are dedicated to Lord Laxman are found, this Laxman temple and also the Laxman temple of Deeg must be declared heritage temples. Since the Deeg temple of Laxmanji is older, it requires immediate repair work to prevent it from decay and destruction. The Laxman temples must be dearly preserved.
The variety of sculptural work and architecture of the temple is unique. The front portion of the Jagmohan from top to bottom is decorated with relief features, floral patterns and birds. Similarly, the ceiling of the Jagmohan is not less in beauty. This also is a wonderful creation of sculpture. Since the temple stands at the heart of the City of Bharatpur, there is always a crowd of visitors present.
Amongst festivals are Laxman Vivahotsav, Shri Ram Navmi, Janmasthmi, Hindola, Gurupoornima, performances of Ram Leelas etc.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
Customs of Hindus and rituals are performed in the temple.
How To Reach Shri Kaila Devi Temple
Nearest airport is Agra airport.
Nearest railway station is Bharatpur railway station.
Nearest Bus stop is Bharatpur bus stop.
Shri Laxman Ji Temple,
Pai Bagh, Bharatpur,
Rajasthan - 321001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
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.
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).
The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.