The temple was built by King Someshwar who wanted to construct an exquisite piece of architecture in his land. Legend regarding the dilapidated condition of the place dates back to many centuries ago when a saint came here with his disciples. The saint, went off to explore the region leaving his students at this place. The youngsters were struck by some deadly disease. Only a poor lady in the village served to help them regain health. When the saint returned and saw this he cursed the entire region to be destroyed and the people to turn to stone. The saint told the lady to leave the place, never to return. However, as she turned back to have one last look, she was also changed into stone. It is said that the stone statue of this lady is till date standing nearby the shrine.
The shrine is known as the Khajuraho of Rajasthan and rightly so because of its beautiful, intricate and erotic stone sculptures. Influence by Marwar and Gujjar style of architecture,this stone cut marvel is a group of five shrines. It has garbhagriha, antral, mandap and dwaramandap decorated with carving, sculptures and artistic motifs.
Pic Courtesy : www.esamskriti.com
The place becomes deserted in the evenings, because of a legend which states that anyone visiting the temple after sunset will be turned into stone.
Darsan Dresscode: Any attire.
Barmer is located in the western part of the state and is a part of the Thar Desert. Barmer is known for its fairs, folk music and dance. It is also famous for carved wooden furniture and hand block printing industry.
Language Spoken: Rajasthani
Kiradu temple road, Sihani, Rajasthan
Barmer is well connected to Jodhpur, by rail and road. Jodhpur has good connectivity with the major cities of India by air/rail/road. Barmer is 220 kms from Jodhpur. The Kiradu temples is 35 kms from Barmer. Taxis are available to reach the shrines.
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The temples do not perform rituals to the deities as of now.
The temple is not visited after sunset
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