Dev Dham Jodhpuriya
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Temple of Devnarayan
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 in Newai municipality of Tonk district.
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. Bhadra Saptami Shukla Paksha (in the Month of Aug.-Sep.) Every Year and Secound Festival in the month of Magha Saptami Krishna Paksha (in the Month of Jan.-Feb.) in Every Year
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
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.