Shiv Bari Temple

Shiv Bari Temple

  • Bikaner
  • Rajasthan
  • India

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Shiv Bari Temple, Bikaner Overview

Located at a distance of 5 to 6 km from Bikaner Junction Railway Station, Shiv Bari Temple is a famous holy shrine in Bikaner city, Rajasthan. One of the revered shrines of Bikaner, this temple is the prime tourist attraction in the town. The spiritual significance of the temple attracts a huge number of devotees as well. Tourists also enjoy an enriching experience by visiting this temple as they get an opportunity to witness various traditions and religious customs of the region. The rich culture of the region is also represented by these customs. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and was built by Maharaja Dungar Singh in 1880 CE in honor of his father Maharaja Lal Singh. Also known as Laleswar Mahadev by the local people, Shiv Bari Temple, Bikaner is a virtual museum of miniature paintings that are gentle yet colorful representations of Bikaner traditions and patterns.


Highlights Of Shiv Bari Temple:


Constructed with red sand stone, this popular temple Bikaner is an architectural delight. This temple also provides a thorough knowledge about the unique features of Rajasthani architecture. The prime features of the temple are domes, pavilions, and well decorated columns, which impart a great look to the temple, leaving a fascinating effect on the spectator. The temple is strengthened by a large wall. The main attraction of this temple is an idol of four-faced Lord Shiva, which is carved out of black marble. The temple also has a bronze statue of Nandi (the sacred vehicle of Lord Shiva). The Shiv Bari Temple consists of two colossal reservoirs located within the campus, commonly known as Bawaris by the locals. The exterior of the campus is also very alluring and has beautiful statues of Lord Krishna with the Gopis, which leaves the devotees and visitors captivated.


Best Time To Visit Here:


Bikaner is a destination which experiences extreme weather condition throughout the year. While the summer days of Bikaner are hot and humid, winter days are freezing. So, the favorable time to visit Shiv Bari Temple and other major attractions in Bikaner is from month of October to March when the weather condition remains cool and pleasant. This temple gets over crowded in the month of February (Shravan) when hundreds and thousands of devotees and pilgrims from all over the country visit this temple.


Nearby Attractions Of Shiv Bari Temple:


While visiting Shiv Bari Temple, visitors can visit some popular tourist’s attractions located near to the place such as Ganga Singh Museum, Sadul Singh Museum, Karni Mata Mandir, Sri Mansapuram Mandir, Chardham Ram Mandir, Rajasthan State Archives, Gopi Nath Ji Mandir, Prachina Museum, Junagarh Fort, Lallgarh Palace, kharnada Hanuman Mandir, Gajner Palace, National Research Center on Camel, Imperial Art Gallery, Visakha Museum, Ramakrishna Beach, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, and many more.


How To Reach Here:


Bikaner is very well-connected with all major cities of the country via National and State Highways. Numerous transport including regular buses, owned and private buses, and air-conditioned and deluxe luxury coaches are available from all cities of India to Bikaner. Visitors can also reach Bikaner by their vehicles. Once you reach Bikaner, you can easily reach Shiv Bari Temple as it is located at a distance of 6 km from Bikaner and public transport is amply available at all parts of the city for easy transportation.


• By Air- Jodhpur International Airport is the nearest airport to reach Bikaner, which is situated about 251 km away from the place. You can take private taxi or cab from the airport to reach Bikaner and Shiv Bari Temple.


• By Train- Lalgarh Junction (LGH) and Bikaner Junction (BKN) are the two important railway junctions in the town. You can take public transport like buses, taxi, cab, auto rickshaw to reach the temple from the railway stations.


Visiting Time For Shiv Bari Temple:


The Shiv Bari Temple remains open every day and one can visit the temple from morning 7.00 am to evening 7.00 pm.


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