Baneshwar Temple

Baneshwar Temple

  • Dungarpur
  • Rajasthan
  • India

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Baneshwar Temple, Dungarpur Overview

Lies in the foothills of the Aravalli range, Dungarpur is famous for the green marble found here. Dungarpur is renowned for the outstanding architecture of its royal residences and palaces which are decorated with intricately carved 'jharokhas' (windows). The place is also known for its stunning temples. The most popular temple and a major tourist attraction here is the Baneswar Temple, which is situated on a river delta developed at the convergence of the rivers, Som and Mahi. This famous temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and famous for housing the self-created Shiv Linga. Near this temple, there is an old Vishnu Temple, which is believed to be constructed in the year 1793 on the spot where Mavji, (incarnation of Lord Krishna) spent his time in devotion and meditation. Next to Lord Vishnu’s temple, there is the Laxmi Narayan Temple. There is also an elegantly built temple of Brahmaji, which is a spacious two-storeyed building having admirable carvings on pillars and doors.

 

Festival Of Baneswar Temple:

 

A popular tribal festival, Baneshwar Fair, is held at the Baneshwar Temple every year. This tribal festival is held in the month of February from Magh Shukla Ekadasi to Magh Shukla Purnima, which attracts a large number of tourists and devotees from all across the nation. They visit this temple on this occasion to offer their prayers to the deity. On this religious occasion, Bhils (a tribal group) travel all the way from Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh to take a holy bath at the confluence of the rivers Som and Mahi. This fair has been said as the Kumbh Mela for the tribals. Tourists can also enjoy a glimpse of the local tribal culture during this fair. In this fair, people can enjoy tribal songs, folk dances, music shows, animal shows and much more. One can also find a large number of shops and stalls in the fair, providing an opportunity for buying and selling fancy articles and essential goods.

 

Best Time To Visit Here:

 

It would be advisable to visit Dungarpur and Baneswar Temple during the winter season as it is pleasant for enjoying sightseeing here. As a major number of fairs and festivals held in Dungarpur during the winter season, it is suggested to visit here during this season. Though the Baneswar Temple can be visited throughout the year, you should plan a visit in the month of February to enjoy the tribal festival of the Baneswar temple. One should avoid visiting Dungarpur in summers as the temperature during this period is unbearable.

 

Nearby Attractions Here:

 

While visiting Baneswar Temple, visitors can visit some popular tourist’s attractions located near to the place such as Udai Bilas Palace, Junamahal, Gaib Sagar Lake, Dungarpur Museum, Government Archeological Museum, Badal Mahal, Shrinath Ji Temple, Bhuvaneswar, Surpur Temple, Nagfanji, Deo Somnath, Vijayaraj Rajeswar Temple, Galiakot, Boreshwar Mahadeo, Khetrapal Temple, etc.

 

How To Reach Here:

 

As Dungarpur is equipped with good connectivity, one can reach Baneswar Temple very easily.

 

• By Air- There are no regular flights available from other major cities of the country to Dungarpur. The nearest airport is Dabok Airport, Udaipur (Rajasthan), which is 79 km away from Dungarpur. And other nearest airport is Ahmedabad Airport, Gujarat, which is about 146 km away from Dungarpur. One can take a taxi or cab from the airports to reach Dungarpur and Baneswar Temple.

• By Train- Dungarpur is well-connected to major cities of India via regular trains. The nearest railway stations are Dungarpur (DNRP) Railway Station and Kundalgarh (KDLG) Railway Station.

• By Bus- One can get regular buses to Dungarpur from major cities of the country. National Highway No. 8 runs between Mumbai and Delhi and the State Highway (Sirohi - Ratlam highway) passes through the district, giving good connectivity to the region.

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