Maha Mandir Temple is an ancient temple in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. This temple has great historical values. It is located on the coast of Mansagar Pond. This pond was made by King Mansingh. This pond never be filled with water. In case if it was filled, within 3 days it was re-emptied. Reason behind this is, Pond has sandy base.
What to see in Maha Mandir Temple: Stone work of this temple is so famous. Yogic Postures of stone work at this temple is well known throughout the world. This temple is located 2kms away from Jodhpur. It was built in 1812. This temple was carved with 84 pillars. In the premises of this temple several shrines and temples can be seen. Architecture of this temple is most unforgettable thing. Traditional motifs can be seen on the pillars and walls of the temple. Master architecture of this temple is supported by 14 pillars. Yoga training class use to hold at this temple in beautifully designed hall. Figures depicting several postures of Yoga can be seen here. Royal architecture is the major attractions among the tourists.
What to see around Maha Mandir Temple:
Mehrangarh Fort: In India, this is one of the largest forts. Within the fort there are several palaces. Most famous palaces of the fort were Sheesh Mahal, Phool Mahal, Moti Mahal, Daulat Khana, Sileh Khana. Major attractions of this fort are impressive armoury, furniture, costumes, instruments, folk music, miniature paintings, royal cradles, howdas, and collection of palanquins. It is located 5kms away from Maha Mandir Temple.
Girdikot & Sardarkot Market: This market is famous for fine Rajasthani Jewellery, marble knick knacks with decorative works, clay elephants, clay camels, handicrafts, Rajasthani Textiles. It is located 6kms away from Maha Mandir Temple.
Government Museum: It is located in the middle of Umaid Public Garden. This museum is famous for miniature paintings, local arts & crafts, textiles and ornaments. Other attractions of this museum are images of Jain Tirthankars, manuscripts, portraits of rulers. It is located 3kms away from Maha Mandir Temple.
Umaid Garden: Major attractions of this garden are fountains, seasonal flowers, roses, towering Ashoka Trees, Green Lawns. Area covered by this garden is 82 acres. Inside the garden visitors can see museum, a Zoo and a library. It is located 6kms away from Maha Mandir Temple.
Umaid Bhawan Palace: Maharaja Umaid Singh builds this palace with the intension to help the people who were suffering from famine. In 1977, part of this palace was converted into hotel. Remaining part was converted into museum. It is located 6kms away from Maha Mandir Temple.
Jaswant Thada: It was built in 19th century. White marble was used in the construction of Jaswant Thada. At this place visitors can see several portraits of Jodhpur rulers. It is located 5kms away from Maha Mandir Temple.
Getting to Maha Mandir Temple: Before visiting this temple visitors has to reach Jodhpur as it is located in Jodhpur. Jodhpur is well connected with road, railway and airways. From Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Delhi, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, etc buses come to this place. Jodhpur railways are well connected with Kota, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Guwahati, Puri, Ahmedabad. Jodhpur airport is well connected with Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur and Jaipur.
Getting around Maha Mandir Temple: Buses and autos are available to visit the surrounding places of this temple.
Best time to visit Maha Mandir Temple: Best time to visit this temple is between November to March.
Where to stay in Maha Mandir Temple: Accommodations are not available at this temple complex. Plenty of hotels are available to stay in Jodhpur.
Where to eat in Maha Mandir Temple: No Eateries are available at temple complex. Plenty of restaurants are available in Jodhpur. Jodhpur is famous for sweets. Famous sweets of this place are Maakhan Vade, Besan Ki Chaaki, and Mawa Kachori. Famous food is Mirchi Badas.