One of the most visited temples in Jodhpur is the Raj Ranchhodji Temple which is dedicated to Lord Krishna whose another name is Ranchhod. The temple is made of red stone and has marvelous carvings on its walls. You will also notice beautiful filigree work on the stones which make up the temple. The idol of Lord Krishna is made of black marble stone. The entrance door of the temple is beautifully decorated with stained glass windows of various colours which include yellow, blue and green glass windows. This is an exceptional feature of the temple which makes it even more attractive to the visitors. The splendid glory of this famous temple attracts tourists from far and wide. This holy shrine is an exquisite example of the fine work of art done by the artisans of the bygone era which depicts about the talent we had in our nation in those times.
This temple was constructed in 1905 AD by Queen Jadechi Rajkanwar after the demise of her husband, Maharaja Jaswant Singh. In this temple the queen had established that idol of Lord Krishna which she had brought with her after her marriage from Gujarat. Even the priests who used to carry out the religious works of the temple were from Gujarat and even today the temple has priests from this place itself.
The Raj Ranchhodji temple is well connected to the Jodhpur Railway Station and the Jodhpur airport from all the major cities of the country. After reaching the airport or railway station, tourists can avail the local means of transportation to reach the temple.
Whether you are a religious person or not, this temple is a must visit for anyone going on holidays to Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The amazing art and architecture of the temple mesmerizes the visitors. Moreover this sacred place instills peace and harmony in the minds of the devotees.
The temple gates are open from 6:30am to 12noon and then again from 5pm to 9pm.
No admission fee is charged from the visitors but you can always donate some amount in the temple fund as per your wish.
Holidays here should be planned during the months of October to February when the climate is very favorable for local sightseeing.