Rangji Temple Pushkar

Rangji temple is one of the very famous temples of Rajasthan in Pushkar. The temple is a dedication to the Lord Vishnu, incarnation Lord Rangji. It is believed that the temple was commissioned in 1823 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal who was from Hyderabad. There are idols of other gods as well in the temple such as those of Goddamaji, Goddess Laxmi, Lord Krishna and Shri Ramanujacharya. The temple is one of the most popular tourist destinations in this part of the country where followers come to pray and give homage to the deities of the temple. The temple is situated in one of the most famous Rajasthani cities of Pushkar, which is known for its close to 400 astounding looking temples. Thus, many believe the city to be a must visit on a tourists to do list.

Architecture

Rajput and Mughal architecture come together in a perfect confluence to achieve the look for this structure. There is a hint of South Indian architecture as well in the form of the high rising Gopuram. This feature as per many beholders provides the temple with an added charm.

Timings

The temple is open to one and all without entry fees on all days between 6 in the morning and 7 in the evening. The place can be reached using a private car or using other modes of local transport available. The nearest train station is in Ajmer, which is around 12 Kms. from the Rangji temple is.

Other Attractions

There are other places as well in the area such as Pushkar Bazaar, and one may also try the Ratnagiri hill hike, camel safari or even a hot air balloon ride.

The temple also celebrates many events from the Hindu religious calendar throughout the year which involve great crowds coming to pray at the temple with great fervour. The temple is one of two temples dedicated to Shri Vaishnava or Ramanuja and the temple belongs to the Paushkar sect of the Sri Vaishnava Sampradaya. There are many other popular temples nearby in Pushkar, such as those of Brahma, Savitri, Varah and Saraswati.

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