Jharkhand Mahadev Temple
The architectural style of Jharkhand Mahadev temple resembles that of the temples that are found in south India. Built using the Dravid style of the south, this temple has a design similar to the Tiruchirapalli located in Tamil Nadu.
n the year 1918, when the temple’s construction work started, there was just a sanctum (a sacred piece of land with a shrine). But then in the year 2000 the temple was rebuilt. However, it was ensured that the shrine area is retained as it is without any changes. The temple was constructed surrounding the sanctum, on the outside of it.
The outer structure was built in the style south Indian temples are constructed. The outer structure of Jharkhand Mahadev temple involved construction of a gopuram (monumental tower at the entrance), mandap (pavilion) and the garbh grah (sanctum). But since a tree came in between of the construction, a bit of gap was kept between the gopuram and mandap.
The responsibility of the construction of Jharkhand Mahadev temple was under a trust. The chairman of the trust, Mr. Jai Prakash Somani told that he had relatives living in the south because of which visiting the southern parts of India was a common thing. During his visits, he observed several temples in the south which were very different from the ones found in the north. When in 2000 he thought of constructing the Jharkhand Mahadev temple a thought of using the southern style of architecture came into his mind.
It was then that an architects’ team was called from the south, which prepared the design of the Jharkhand Mahadev Mandir in Prem Pura, Jaipur. Once the design was ready, even the artisans and sculptors were called from the south. It took 3 complete years for the construction of the temple. But it’s so beautiful that people who visit it do not miss appreciating the work and the efforts done in its construction.
From Jaipur International Airport the temple is 13.9 KM. It is 5.9 KM from Jaipur Jn. and 550 m from Queens Road Bus Stop
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