Sri Vaikunthanatha Swamy Temple-New Rangji temple
Rajasthan , Ajmer
In the holy city of Pushkar there stands two Rangji temples. The old one is commonly called as the Rangnath temple and the New Rangji Temple is dedicated to Vaikuntha Venkatesh. Built in 1823 by Seth Puran Mal Ganeriwal, the shrine is known for its architecture which amalgamates the best of Dravidian, Rajput and Mughal styles.
The temple is dedicated to the Vaishnva sect that follows the Jayakhyam Samhita, which according to its followers, was first preached by Bhagwan to Narad Muni, who in his turn recited it to five Rishis at Prabhaskshetra.
This temple's architecture is unique with its confluence of South Indian, Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. The tiered high rise Goporam with carvings is typical of the Dravidian style. At the four corners of the temple, on the walls are placed four images of Garuda. This temple contains the main shrine of Vaikuntha Venktesh, and eight other temples dedicated to Goddess Laxmi amongst others deities.Pic Courtesy : www.holidayiq.com
Devotees are advised to wear cleanand conservative clothing
Pushkar is a prominent pilgrimage centre, with the Pushkar Lake holding a special place in Hindu religious stories. It is one of the oldest existing cities of India. Pushkar is also famous for its annual fair (Pushkar Camel Fair) held in November.
Choti Basti, Pushkar, Rajasthan
By air - Sanganer airport, Jaipur which is 146 km from Pushkar is the nearest airport. It connects Pushkar to the rest of India and the world.
By train - Ajmer is the nearest railway station and is connected by train to Delhi, Jaipur and other cities in Rajasthan. Pushkar is 11 kms from Ajmer and can be reached by taxis or bus.
By road - Pushkar is connected to the major roadways and national highways of Rajasthan and India. Regular buses ply from Pushkar to Ajmer, Jaipur, Indore, Delhi and Nagda.
The priests perform regular pujas and rituals according to the tradition.
November - Karthik Purnima