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Western Motor Sports,Jaipur, organized a motor rally from Jaipur to Bhangarh and back on the same day.The distance covered was 220 Km. ( all metalled road except for a patch of 1.5 km track of gravel). Held on 5 th July 2009 the rally was aptly named The Monsoon Ride.The Pink City Restaurant opposite Jal Mahal,on Amber Road,Jaipur was the flag off point.
The Rally based on the format of Time ,Speed and Distance took the partisipants through the scenic Aravalies and touched base at Bhangarh- A historical site of note-said to be haunted.
Western Motorsports are a group of motor sports enthusiasts who are veterans of Indian Rallies like Maruti Suzuki Raid de the Himalayas and Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm.They formed Western Motorsports so that common motor enthusiast could take part in professionally conducted events.The President,Anukraman Singh, is well versed in conducting such events.In September 2009 they conducted 2000 km 5 day TSD event by the name of Indian Motor Car Rally which was a great success.
Almost every Sunday Western Motorsports conducts OTR ( off the road) to explore new areas and to teach the budding Motorsports enthusiast techniques by the vetrans.
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The Title of this post is how one of the Bhajans, in rajasthani dialect, devotees of Bhagwan Ramdeoji Maharaj sing in his praise goes.A folk deity, born a tanwar rajput in village Ranuja, son of Raja Ajmal Dev,believed to be incarnation of lord Krishna,he was revered by the high and the low castes of the society- the rich and the poor-hindus and muslims- alike. He performed miracles for poor. According to the lore 5 pirs from Mecca came to test his miraculous powers.They paid homage to him when convinced as Ramapir.Ramdeoji took samadhi in 1459 in Ramdeora a village 10 kms from Pokaran where a tomb was built and in 1931A.D. a temple was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji of Bikaner.Devotees offer him wooden horses covered with cloth to please him.He has devotees in Rajasthan,Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh and every year in August-September melas are held all across these states and in Ramdeora devotees throng the village in a 10 day mela in his praise and remembrance.There are several temples devoted to Baba Ramdeo ji in Jaipur also( like in Hasanpura, Khatipura, Sirsi Road etc )and every year they hold melas and shobha yatras and do special poojas with great entusiasm and devotion.
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85 km from Jaipur,in the Shekhawati region lies the village Pachar.The name of the village itself means ‘The Desert Citadel’.On one side of the village is the Ganpat Jheel.On the other side are sand dunes and the rest two sides are bound by greenery.There is a Jain Temple worth a visit in the village itself.The temple is lavishly decorated with intricate gold leaf and mirror work and stained glass windows and chandeliers. Near Pachar in the hills there is an ancient Sri Jeen Mata Temple. About 70 km from Pachar,in the Aravalis about 3000 feet above sea level are the ancient Harsh temples. Khatu Shyam Ji temple is near by also.
Castle Pachar Official Web Site
Sri Khatu Shyam Ji
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Bal Vipra Bankura Hanuman Mandir, Baleta
On the banks of the pond of village Baleta on a sandy knoll,this ancient temple of Hanuman ji is situated.The idol is only about one and a half foot high.It depicts Hanuman ji in his child image in the guise of a brahmin.He is standing with folded hands.
According to folk lore this Temple of Hanuman ji dates back to the time of foundation of the town of Baleta.The people decided on the child image of Hanuman Ji as he would be quick to please.
Every week on Mondays and Saturdays special pooja is done.People offer the deity paan, cloves and raisins as prasad.
This temple is 33 kms from Alwar.
If you are going from Jaipur, you will have to go till Shahpura on Jaipur-Delhi Highway from there you turn for Thana Gazi-Sariska-Alwar. About 20Km before Alwar you have to turn right for Baleta village. The route is thru villages and it is time consuming. So set aside a full day for the trip.
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Off Jaipur Agra highway ( N.H.11) 11km from the district headquarter of Dausa lies the little known village of Bhandarej.This Powerpoint Presentation gives you a birds eye view of the village Bhandarej and the tourist spots near it including photos of The Hotel Bhadrawati Palace.
Marriages May Be Made in Heaven But Are Solemnised In Jaipur
A Guesthouse In Jaipur
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This is the only library of its kind in gangori bazaar,in the walled city of Jaipur .It has about 3000 books and 1500 cassettes.Some of the titles are Harry Potter, Mahabharat, Ramayan, Prem Chand, Chandrakanta and text books for classes Ist to VIII th. But the books are all in braille so that a visually challenged person can read by touch.
The library was founded in 1998 by Rajasthan Netraheen Kalyan Sangh .It was developed in association with Group Against Blindness,the Netherlands and the Lions Club, Jaipur.They also publish the only braille news paper of the state. The Sangh also publishes text books for blind schools of Rajasthan – for classes Ist to XII th- in braille. Magazines and novels for the library are procured from All India Confederation for the Blinds.
The Braille system was devised by Louis Braille in 1821 by simplifying Charles Barbier night writing.( A code developed on Napoleons orders to enable soldiers to communicate silently in dark )
Wiki on Braille
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Pushkar Fair begins every year in the month of Kartika ( Oct-Nov) on ‘asthmi’ and continues till karthik poornima( full moon).During the fair about 2 lac people visit Pushkar from all over the world and India to buy and sell cattle & camels,have a holy dip in the pushkar Sarovar or to sight see.
Pushkarraj Maharaj is one of the most sacred and revered religious sites of India. According to Padam Puran the Sarovar was created by Brahma by combining the holy waters from badrinath,rameshwaram,jagannath and dwarka.Pushkar is the site where Brahma dropped the lotus he held in his hand when he was looking for a site to perform a yagna.He married a local-Gayatri-to start the yagna at the auspicious moment.When his wife -savitri-found out what had happened she cursed Brahma that henceforth he would be worshiped in Pushkar only.And her words came true.In 1791 thakur of Khimsar built a chatri in the center of the lake to mark the spot of the yagna.There are 52 ghats around the sarovar-all built about 300 years ago-with lot of small temples and surrounded by lot of white lime washed buildings.Gau ghat,Brahma ghat and Varaha Ghat are some of the main ones.Next to the ghats is the sadar bazaar extending till the brahma temple.Other temples of interest are Varaha Temple,Apteshwar Temple,Savitri Temple,Mahadev Temple and Rangi Temple.
Roses are cultivated here so look to buy gulkand(made from rose petals and sugar-used in sweet Paans),rose water,rose sherbet and gulkand thandai.
Pushkar is at the foot of the Nag Pahar or snake mountain and surrounded on three sides by Aravali Hills towards north side are some sand dunes.11 kms away Ajmer is the nearest railway station(about 15 min drive away). 154km away Jaipur is the nearest Airport(a little more than 2 hrs away by car) on N.H. 8.
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There is a huge Temple of Hanuman Ji in the Salasar Village,in the Churu District of Rajasthan.Sri Mohandas Ji established the temple in vikram Samvat 1811.Legend has it that the idol of Balaji was found in the village Asota,in Ladnu Thesil on a farmers tilling field.In a dream Hanuman ji ordered the village Thakur to deliver the idol to Sri Mohandasji in Salasar.When he received the Idol he had it established in a small temple near a tree.That small shrine has become todays huge temple by Balaji’s grace and his devotees help.
There is a well in the temple whose waters are said to be of great curative value.
Temple of Anjani Mata mother of Hanuman ji or Balaji is 2km from Salasar Ji towards Laxmangarh. Gudavadi Shyam Temple is I km from Salasar Ji.
Shyanan Mata Mandir,an 1100 year old temple, is 15 km away on a hillock.
Two Bullock Carts from the Time of Sri Mohandas ji are placed in the temple complex.
Twice every year in the month of Chaitra and Ashwin on Poornmasi day devotees gather in huge numbers to offer prayers in praise of Salasar Balaji.
Salasar Village is On Jaipur-Bikaner Highway 57km From Sikar,24km from SujanGarh ( nearest Railway Station),and 30km from Lakshmangarh.Jaipur is The nearest Airport and by Taxi or Bus is 3.5 hours ( 180Km)away.
Salasar Balaji- National Informatics Site
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When Barbareek was on his way to the Great War in the Mahabharta,he had decided that he would fight on the loosing side.By the blessings of Lord Shiv and Agni God Barbreek had three arrows & a bow which made him invincible. Sri Krishna knowing his intent met him in the way in the guise of a brahmin and asked him for his head in donation.Barbareek sacrificed his head there and then.Pleased Lord krishna pronounced that Barbareek would be worshiped as Shyam down the ages.According to lore the head was buried in a grazing field in Khatank present Khatu.It is said that a cow would shower the place where the head was buried with milk every day.Owner of the cow dug up the spot to find the head.He took it to the village and gave it to a brahmin who started worshiping it.The Raja after seeing the head in a dream had the present Temple built to worship the head.Barbreek was the son of Ghatotakach and Kamkantaka.Shri Khatu Shyam Ji is A Lord Krishna Temple.
About 80km from Jaipur(Nearest Airport) 45Km from Sikar & 18 km from Reengus(nearest Station).People coming from Delhi by train should board at Sarai Rohila Station.
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