You will find the Harshat Mata temple on the opposite side of Chand Baori’s stepwell. It is located in Dausa village of Aveneri district near Bandikui Rajasthan on Jaipur Agra Road.
There is an idol of the goddess known as Harshat Mata, which is considered the goddess of happiness and joy.
Very beautiful and peaceful place for sculpture for its architecture n sculpture. It’s well maintained but in destroyed condition.
Enough a good and comfortable place to enjoy the beauty of Sunset. Truly beautiful Sunset point.
Located in Abhaneri, is the Harshat Mata temple, built by King Chand of the Chahamana dynasty in the 8th century.
One form of the fort is known as Harshat Mata, the goddess of joy and happiness. This temple is destroyed so many times by the Mughal invasions.
The temple has been rebuilt by the locals with all the destroyed pieces. Although it never reached its former splendor, the shrine illustrates many chapters through the history of the land.
Let’s go to Harshat Mata temple
Address: Abaneri, Bandikui, Dausa, Rajasthan
Available system: PNB, Other signages, Parking, Toilet
The opening timing 6:00 am to 6:00 pm all-day
No Entry Fees.
Harshat Mata temple architecture
The platform of the Harshat Mata temple is large but the main temple of the Harshat Mata temple is small, you have to climb a few steps to get to the final destination.
Pieces of stone and broken walls are already placed to get the temple clean and beautiful.
On the Harshat Mata temple, you will find the sunflowers carved. This carving is look-alike real-time sunflowers and this makes the wall more attractive. According to local people, the Harshat Mata temple is the famed temple in that local area. The Harshat Mata temple is highly admitted for devotees.
The priest of the temple clears us about the Dussehra festival that will start here. Before starting Navratri a fair will be arranged for three days and the Navratri will start before ten days of the Dussehra festival.
In the April month, you will also join for a new fair and the Priest clear this matter.
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The environment of this temple is also very beautiful, this temple attracts more tourists.
Legend of Harshat Mata temple
We all are searching for joy and happiness. According to Hindu scriptures, Harshat Mata is the goddess of joy and happiness.
Abanari’s people believe the goddess is spreading her love in the village.
In the twentieth century, there was a Durga idol in the sanctum sanctorum, which was stolen.
Instead, an idol of Goddess Lakshmi was erected, which is now worshiped as Harshat-Mata.
The temple remains in religious use; It was initiated by the Archaeological Survey of India on 28 November 1951 under Act No. LXXI.
Culture of Jaipur
Located in eastern Rajasthan, the city of Jaipur is popular for its amazing forts and majestic palaces.
This royal city has great architecture and is the first planned city in India. The buildings here are made of pink-colored sandstone which gives it the name of Pink City.
With fantastic attractions throughout the city, it invites tourists from all over the world. The rich cultural heritage of Jaipur is reflected in the traditions, customs, way of life, art, and architecture of this place.
In fact, the best understanding of Jaipur’s culture can be achieved through its art, music, and architecture.
Suitable for visiting the great monuments of Jaipur. The huge forts of Mughals and Rajputs like Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal accurately describe the culture of the city.
Among the five similar monuments, Jantar Mantra in Jaipur is basically an observer, which is actually an architectural philosophy.
How to reach
Abhaneri is in the Dausa district of Rajasthan, about 90 km from Jaipur. It is better to do it as a day trip from Jaipur.
On the way, you can also see Bhangarh Fort – one of the most haunted places in India. You need 30-60 minutes to see this place.
I spent about 3 hours exploring all the possible sculptures. Guides are available on the site, but you won’t really need them if you’ve read this post.