Dev Dham Jodhpuriya

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Dev Dham Jodhpuriya
Dev Dham Jodhpuriya is located in Rajasthan
Dev Dham Jodhpuriya
Dev Dham Jodhpuriya
Location in Rajasthan, India
Coordinates: 26°25′59″N 75°46′13″E / 26.433073°N 75.77025°E / 26.433073; 75.77025Coordinates: 26°25′59″N 75°46′13″E / 26.433073°N 75.77025°E / 26.433073; 75.77025
Location
Country: India
State: Rajasthan
District: Tonk
Location: Jodhpuriya

Dev Dham Jodhpuriya is a temple dedicated to Devnarayan.It is situated in Newai municipality of Tonk district, Rajasthan. It is 75 kilometres (47 mi) from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Kota national highway (NH-12), near to Mashi dam, Manoharpura[1] in Newai municipality of Tonk district.

Devnarayan is worshiped as incarnation of Vishnu. Tradition is that he was incarnated in Vikram Samvat 968 as a son of a warrior, Sawai Bhoj Bagaravat, and Saadu Maata Gurjari.[citation needed]

Festivals[edit]

There are two fairs organised each year at the temple in memory of Devnarayan. During these, bhopas of Devnarayan make figures related to his birth and his brave deeds on a Thali while dancing.[citation needed]

Statues[edit]

A statue at Jodhpuriya of Sawai Bhoj Gurjar, one of the 24 Gurjar brothers known as Bagaravat.

The temple is decorated with various statues. These include statues representing the cousins of Devnarayan, Bhuna and Mehandu, along with their half-sister, Taradey Panwar. Other statues commemorate, Sawai Bhoj, Devnarayan as a child sitting in lap of Saadu Maata Gurjari, Devnarayan's birthplace and Devnarayan drinking milk of lioness.

Aarati and night vigils[edit]

Statue of Saadu Maata Gurjari With her son Devnarayan at Jodhpuriya.
Akhand Jyoti at night with images of mounted soldiers which reflect in red and white.
Akhand Jyoti near Maasi Dam, Manoharpura.

Aarati (major worship) of Devnarayan takes place three times daily, at 4 am, 11 am and 7 pm. Friday is the day when devotees from distant villages and cities come to visit the temple.

Night vigils (jaagirn) are organised by many devotees, especially on Fridays and almost daily in the summer season.

The following quote can be observed on every image of Devnarayan:
"Samvat 968 ke aansh, janam liya Gurjar ke vansh
Sadhu sati ke vachno dwara,kamal phool Dev liya avatar."

This can be translated as saying that he was incarnated in the Gurjar dynasty in Vikram Samvat 968 (911 A.D.) to fulfill the promise he gave to Saadu Maata Gurjari.

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