At the centre of Jhalarapatan town stands the temple dedicated to the divinity of Lord Surya. Constructed along the similar architectural lines as Konark Sun temple, this shrine was built in 813 AD by Maharaja Nagbhatta-II of the Pratihar Rajpoot clan. The renovation of the temple was done in 1831, during the reign of Maharao Ummaid Singh- I and prince Kishore Singh. The golden Kalash was placed in the temple during this time.
This was one among the many temples built by Maharaja Nagbhatta-II of the Pratihar Rajpoot clan to propagate Hindu religion, spirituality and culture among the people.
The architecture of the temple is in chariot style and bears close resemblance with Konark Sun Temple. The idol of Surya, carved in white stone in the temple is four armed and is in standing posture. The sanctum is built in such a way that the first rays of sun touch the feet of the idol. The temple has a carve shikara built in layers. The temple is adorned with intricate carvings and there are numerous sculptures on the pillars and on the walls....View more
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Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire.
The district of Jhalawar is located at the edge of the Malwa Plateau, bordering the state of Madhya Pradesh. It was the capital of the former princely state of Jhalawar. The place has a rich history and natural wealth. The place features ancient forts and pre-historic cave paintings and is home to various species of flora and fauna in its verdant forests.
By Air: The nearest Airport to reach Jhalarapatan is the Bhopal airport which is 245 km away from Jhalarapatan. The Airport is well connected to other major cities of India too.
By Train: The major railhead is at Jhalawar Road. It is 8 kms from the temple and can be reached by buses/taxis
By Road: Jhalarapatan is well connected to major cities of India by road.
Pooja is performed in the customary tradition of Pushtimarg.
Mangla, Gwal, Bhog, Shayan Aaratis are performed daily.