Historical Places of Banswara

Historical Places of Banswara

This article briefly describes the important historical places of Banswara:

Tripura Sundari

Tripura Sundari is the temple, devoted to Goddess Tripura Sundari or Turita Mata, which has beautiful idol of black stone having 18 hands each carrying a symbol, while the Goddess is seen riding a tiger. The exact date of construction of this temple is unkown but, it is said to have been built before Samrat Kanishka (Kushana time), who ruled here. It is one of the ‘Shakti Peeths’ of the Hindus.

Mangarh Hill (Jallianwallah Bagh of Rajasthan)

It was on Mangad hill, six years before the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre, that over 1,500 Bhil tribals that were gathered for a peaceful meeting under social reformer Govindgiri and Punja, were killed by British forces on November 17, 1913.  In 2016, CM of Rajasthan, Vasundhara Raje declared that a national museum will be built at the martyrdom site. (Reference).

Madareshwar Temple

This is a famous temple of Lord Shiva built inside a natural cave on top of a hill towards the eastern part of the city .It provides a sensational view.

Paraheda

Paraheda is a famous Shiva temple located in Garhi Tehsil. It was constructed by King Mandlik in the 12th century and is approximately 22 kilometres from Banswara. Shri Raj Mandir or more popularly known as the City Palace, situated on a hillock overlooking the town, is built in Rajput Acritecture style in the 16th century.

Cheech

This village is known for its famous 12th century old temple of ‘Lord Brahma’. which houses a statue of Lord Brahma of an average man’s height.

Talwara 

This town is famous for the ancient temple of the Sun, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Jain Temple of Sambharnath, Lord Amaliya Ganesh, Maha Laxmi Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple and Jain Temple of Sambharnath. A number of Sompura Sculpture artists can be seen carving stones on the roadside in Talwara.

Andeshwar Parshwanathji

Andeshwar Parshwanathji is a famous Jain temple located on a small hill in Kushalgarh tehsil. The temple is home to rare Shilalekhs from the 10th century. The place also houses two Digamabara Jain Parshwanatha temples.

Abdullah Pir

It is a popular shrine of a Bohra Muslim saint.This is the Dargah of Abdul Rasul, known as Abdullah Pir, situated in the southern part of the city. Every year a large number of people, specially of the Bohra Community, take part in the ‘URS’ at the Dargah.

Vithala Deo Temple

Barely a few kilometres from Banswara lies the Vithala Deo Temple. A beautiful red structure, this temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna.

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