Shri Laxmi Nath temple is located in Bikaner district in Rajasthan. This temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu who graces here as Lord Laxmi Nath.
About the Deity
The presiding deities of this shrine are Lord Lakxmi Nath and his consort goddess Lakshmi, who graces from the main sanctum sanctorum. Their vigrahas (idols) appear to be in the embracing posture. This vigraha is about one and a half feet high and is seen placed on a square shaped stone pedestal.
About the Temple
Traditionally, the rulers of the Princely State of Bikaner had regarded Lord Laxminathji as the actual King of Bikaner, while considering themselves only as the Lord's regents or Deewans (Ministers). Thus they built this temple enshrining the throne of Lord Laxminath, symbolically indicating that the Lord is the real ruler of that State. The temple's architecture is quite fascinating with several artistically carved sculptures.
Lord Vishnu, the divine preserver of this universe, is the chief deity of this temple. The temple is governed by Rajasthan State Government’s Devasthan Vibhag.
The temple primarily follows Sri Vaishnava Sampradhaya (Traditional Norms) and hence prayers to the deity are offered as per Sri Vaishnava traditions. Other than this, a special bhajan rendered by Sri Meera Bai is also sung here in praise of the Lord. The following is an extract of the bhajan “Girdhari, Krishna is of blackish hue and without him who else will take care of me. O' Gopal, O' Laxminathji without you who will take care of me. You are wearing a turban saffron costumes and on your breast there is garland of thousands of flowers. On your head is a crown with a peak of feather and your ears hold pendants which are extremely beautiful. In Brindavan and in Madhuwan you conducted a Raasleela (disport). Your devotee Meera Bai O' wise Lord Girdhari is the servant on your lotus feet. Oh Kunj Behari Lord Krishna, I am in your shelter”.
Janmashtami, Ekadashi, Ramnavmi, Deepawali, Kartik Ekadashi, Geeta Jayanti are some of the auspicious days of the temple when special prayers are offered to the Lord.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
The Sri Vaishnava ways of rituals and traditions are followed here. The ritual of Aarti is performed four times a day in this temple.
How To Reach Laxmi Nath Ji Temple
The nearest airport to Bikaner is the Nal airport.
The closest railway station to this temple is Bikaner railway station.
The nearest Bus stop is the Bikaner bus stop.
Shri Laxmi Nath Ji Temple,
Vaidya Mangaram Colony,
Bikaner, Rajasthan - 334004.
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 in 5.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and again from 5.00 p.m. to 11.00 p.m.