Tourist Attraction Of CHURU

Churu is a town that is a located in the desert regions of the state of Rajasthan in the district of Churu. The town is situated in the Thar Desert and one can see shifting sands near the town. The town of Churu is famous for its many buildings, especially the havelis that are built in a grand scale and have an exquisite architecture. Many such buildings can be found in an around the town and these are fascinating places to visit. These havelis are decorated with colorful frescoes and murals. The havelis are the signature of the town. Some of the most renowned buildings are the Surana Haveli, Kanhhaiya Lal Bagla ki Haveli and a few others. These buildings are characterized by small windows that number in the hundreds.

The town also has a fort called the Chur and this is another tourist site in the place. There are many temples and religious sites that can be found all around the town and some of the main ones are Ganesh Temple, Balaji Babosa Temple, Marda Satil Mandir, Salasar Balaji, Dargah of Hajarat Sabir Churu and many others. Jeen Mata and the Sivji Mandir are found near the Kalera Bass Forest.

Bharthari - Churu
Bharthari – Churu
Bharathar  :- On Saturday, Shravan Shukla-Navami -Samvat 1811, a miracle happened. A Ginthala-Jat farmer of village Asota in district Nagaur of Rajasthan was ploughing his field. All of a sudden the plough was hit by some stony thing and a resonating sound was created. He dug up the soil of that place and found idols covered with sand. His wife reached there with his lunch packet. The farmer showed the idol to his wife. She cleaned up the idol with her sari (dress). The idol was that of Balaji Lord Sri Hanuman. They bowed their heads with devotion and worshipped Lord Balaji. This news of the appearance of Lord Balaji spread in the village Asota immediately. The Thakur of Asota also heard the news. Balaji ordered him in his dream to send the idol to Salasar in the Churu district. Same night a devotee of Lord Hanuman, Mohan Dasji Maharaj of Salasar saw Lord Hanuman or Balaji in his dreams as well. Lord Balaji told him about the idol of Asota. He immediately sent a message to the Thakur of Asota. The Thakur was surprised to discover that Mohandasji knew minor details without coming to Asota. Certainly, it was all happening by the grace of the Almighty Lord Balaji. The idol was sent to Salasar and consecrated at the place known as Salasar Dham today.

Tal Chhapar - Churu
Tal Chhapar – Churu
TalChhapar  :- Talchhapar Sanctuary is situated in Churu district of North-Western Rajasthan and is famous for endangered black-buck. Other wild animals found in the sanctuary are chinkara, fox, juangle cat, rojra along with many resident and migratory birds. It lies on the way of migratory pass of many birds and therefore it is also popular with bird lovers. Talchhapar, actually a flat saline depression, has a unique ecosystem. Talchhapar area was a game reservoir for the erstwhile Maharaja of Bikaner State and was declared a reserved area for the protection of wild animals and birds in the year 1962. Total area of Talchhapar Sanctuary is 719 hectare. The sanctuary area is mostly covered by grasses with a very few and sparse trees of Khejri, Salvadora, Ber, Ker and Neem. Main grasses found in the area are Sewan, Doob, Dhaman Lampla, Lana and Moth etc. The area gives a lush green look during rainy season but again dries up during summer season.

The most spectacular migratory seen from here is that of harriers. These birds pass through this area during the month of September in distinct groups of male, female and immature. Montague's and marsh harrier are more common, while pale harrier and hen harrier are found in lesser numbers.Blue cheeked bee-eaters and green bee-eaters are commonly found, for this is their breeding place. The black ibis is frequently seen here. The most typical phenomenon is that of the demoiselle cranes which arrive in the first week of the September and stay till March.

Kothari & Surana Haveli
Kothari & Surana Haveli

Kothari & Surana Haveli :-  A group of handsome painted havelis built by two prominent Oswal Jain merchant families, the Kothari and Surana clans. Amongst them are 'Malji Ka Kamra' (Malji's Haveli), an exotic stucco extravagaza built by Malaji Kothari around 1925 and the massive Surana Double Haveli, said to boast 1111 windows and doors built in the 1870s.

Kanhaiya Lal Bagala ki Haveli
Kanhaiya Lal Bagala ki Haveli
Kanhaiya Lal Bagala Haveli :- Just south of the main bazaar, this haveli built around 1880 boasts the finest frieze in all the Shekhawati region. It illustrates Dhola and Maru on a camel fleeing the wicked Umra-Sumra, Sassi and Punu side by side on horseback, two set of lovers from folk tales. To the south-west is a mosque, Jama Masjid, and a little Muslim haveli decorated with non-figurative work.

Sethani Ka Johda
Sethani Ka Johda

Sethani Ka Johda :- Around 3 km west by the Ratangarh road, a beautiful reservoir built by Bhagwan Das Bagla's widow as a relief project during the terrible 'Chhapan Akaal', the Famine of 1956 V. Samvat (1899AD). The water attracts birds and mammals such as 'Nilgai' (blue bull – a large antelope)

Chatriyan :- Churu has some good memorial domes, mostly raised to rich merchants, north of the town. Historically the most significant is 'Aath Kambh Chhatri' (Eight Pillar Dome) west of the vegetable market. Built in 1776 on a Rajput's cremation site. Its base has been virtually buried by windblown sand. The interior is covered with murals, one detail depicting an early European mercenary on foot, bearing a musket. Further north are chhatris of the Mantri ,Bagla and Lohia merchant families.

Guru Dwara Saheb Sahwa
Guru Dwara Saheb Sahwa
Guru Dwara Saheb :- SAHVA, a village in Churu district of Rajasthan, 40 km southwest of Bhadra , is referred to as Suheva in Sikh chronicles and is popularly called Suhava Sahib. Guru Gobind Singh, while travelling from the Punjab to the South in October November 1706 arrived here from Nohar via Surpur along the old cartroad which still exists. He established his camp near the eastern bank of a pond. Param Singh and Dharam Singh, sons of Bhai Rup Chand, used to make the Guru`s bed at every stage of the journey.

Not finding a suitable cot here, they improvised a bedstead with tree branches and wild grass. They were blessed by the Guru for their service and devotion. Near the Guru`s camp there stood an old jand tree through which had sprouted a pipal. The Guru remarked that as the pipal tree overgrew the rough, thorny Jand, the Khalsa would prosper. At present only the old pipal tree stands. It was probably during his stay here that the Guru visited Bhadra.

Guru Dwara Saheb, Sahawa1
Guru Dwara Saheb, Sahawa
Platform was constructed on the spot consecrated by the Guru`s stay, and was looked after by a local devotee, Daulat Ram, and his descendants till 1873 when a Punjabi Sikh, Ram Singh, settled here as a permanent granthi. The Maharaja of Patiala sanctioned ajagir`m 1882, which continued till 1951. The cornerstone for the present building was laid on the 1st of Baisakh 1942 Bk/ 11 April 1885. In 1966 Baba Baghel Singh, a karsevavale activist acquired it from Mahant Harnam Singh (7 May 1976). The principal annual festival is the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak when Sikhs from the surrounding area come to pay homage at this gurdwara.

venktesh Temple - Sujangarh
Venktesh Temple – Sujangarh

Lord Venkateshwara Temple – Sujangarh :- Lord Shree Vishnu Bhagwan is also referred to as "Lord Venkateshwara" in South Indian Scriptures. The Devotees Experience Divine Fulfillment through Lord Venkateshwara's Darshan.In North India, there is no Venkateshwar temple except here in Sujangarh. Lord Venkateshwar is worshiped in South India by all. Shri Tirupati Balaji is known by the name of Venkateshwar. People from throughout the country visit the temple of Triupati Balaji. With Deep Devotion, the Magnificent Temple of Lord Venkateshwara was built in 1994 by prominent industrialist Late Shri Sohanlalji Jajodia and his family. Master builders and craftsmen from South India were engaged to create an authentic replica of the Tirupati Balaji temple. Vigraha of Lord Balaji, Devi Padmavati and Devi Godamaji was gifted by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.

The principal deity of the temple is of Lord Venkateshwar. By his side is the statue of Shri Vishnu and on either side Bhudevi and Laxmi. These deities are worshiped in the South Indian tradition. At one side of the temple is Padmawati while on the other side is Godadevi. In this temple, the priest, the other servers and various post holders are all South Indian Brahmins. In the sacred inner temple, the idol of Lord Venkateshwar in black stone stands. On one side is Bhudevi while on the other side is Laxmiji. Between the two is the idol of Shri Vishnu.

Darshan of Lord Venkateshwara is open to everyone, throughout the Year. The annual five day celebrations of BRAHMOTSAV festival (commencing Basant Panchmi), attract large numbers of devotees from all parts of India. For people from North India & other parts this "Temple of Lord Venkateshwara" has become a sacred pilgrimage centre. As per the scriptures it is believed that in Kalyug one can attain bliss (MUKTI) by worshipping Lord Shree Venkateswara. Pavitra Utsav ( MAHA VISHNU YAGYA) is also performed annually, ten days after Diwali. Dasera is celebrated as Lord Balaji's birthday.

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