At a distance of 5 km from Bikaner Junction Railway Station, Shiv Bari Temple is a holy shrine situated in Bikaner town of Rajasthan. It is one of the revered shrines of Bikaner and also one of the must visit tourist places in Bikaner.
Shiv Bari Mandir is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was constructed by Maharaja Doongar Singh in 1880 CE to commemorate his father Maharaja Lal Singh. Also known as Laleshwar Mahadev by the locals, Shiv Bari Temple is a virtual museum of miniature paintings that are delicate yet colorful representations of ethnic Bikaner traditions and patterns.
Built of red sand stone, the Shiv Bari Temple of Bikaner is an architectural delight. The main features of the Shiv Bari Temple are the pavilions, domes, and well decorated columns. The temple is fortified by a huge embattlement wall. The main attraction of the Shiv Bari Temple is an idol of four-faced Lord Shiva carved out of black marble. The temple also houses a bronze statue of Nandi, the sacred vehicle of Lord Shiva.
The Bikaner Shiva Bari Temple houses two colossal reservoirs which are known as Bawaris. The exterior of the Shiv Bari Temple campus is equally beautiful and has the statues of Lord Krishna with the ‘Gopis’. This temple gets over crowded in the month of Shravan (February) when thousands of devotees from all over the country come to visit this temple.
Timings: 7 AM – 7 PM
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