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Baroli Temples

Rajasthan , Chittorgarh

Amidst trees, mangroves and plantations in the Baroli village stands the architecturally magnificent cluster of temples, the Baroli temples. The complex is located close to the rocky bank of the Chambal River, 45 kilometers from Kota. The complex consists of eight major temples.Though not much is known about the history of the Baroli Temples, they are believed to have been built during the Gurjara-Pratihara Empire in the 10th-11th centuries. A carved stone image of the god Nataraja was stolen from the Baroli temple complex in 1998.


Not much is known about the history or legend regarding the Baroli temples. There are 8 major temples in Baroli and a ninth about one kilometer away. Four temples are dedicated to Shiva (including the  Ghateshwara Mahadeva Temple, the most popular of the temples), two to Durga and one each to Shiva-Trimurti, Vishnu and Ganesha.


The Baroli temples shows the architectural brilliance of the bygone eras. It consists of temple structures built in the Gurjara-Pratihara architectural style, with exquisitely carved stonework.The Ghateshwara Mahadeva temple is the largest in the complex. The main temple structure comprises the sanctum (garbhagriha) and the mukhamandapa, a front mandapa or hall. The sanctum has a ceiling in the form of a large blossoming lotus. The entire structu...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Temple timings - 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.


Situated on the banks of Chambal River, Kota is a major coaching hub of the country for competitive examination and has a number of engineering/medical coaching institutes. Kota is also known for its palaces, monuments and gardens.

Location and Contact

Baroli village, Rawatbhata, Rajasthan 323305

By Air: The nearest Airport to reach Kota is the Sanganer Airport Jaipur, which is 245 km away from Kota. The Airport is well connected to other major cities of India too.
By Train: The major railhead is at Kota on the Delhi-Mumbai rail route. 
By Road: Kota is well connected to major cities of India by road. From Kota, Baroli temples are at a distance of 59 kms an can be reached by public/private buses or taxis.

Additional Info

  1. Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel(099714 22224)
    Hotel Rallentino, Kota (0744 246 0277)
    Hotel Kishankunj, Kota(0744 244 0713)
  2. Axis Bank ATM, ICICI Bank ATM (both at Rawatbhata)
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Temple Rituals

The priests perform regular puja and rituals.

Regular Offerings

Special Rituals

The priests dot the devotees forehead with sandalwood and turmeric after the puja

Famous Festival

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