Bhilwara the legendary town in Rajasthan is renowned for its cloth mills and stone quarries amidst royal palaces and forts. Developed basically as an industrial town, Bhilwara has been transformed into a full fledged tourist destination by British. The plus point of this travel destination in Rajasthan is that apart from relishing the spectacular sights of this place tourists can head for nearby gorgeous places like Chittaurgarh which is 54 km, Rajsamand 87 km and Udaipur 151 km. However visitors preferably head to Rajsamand from Bhilwara which has most revered Charbhuja Mandir. As this temple is located on such a convenient distance so its name is attached to Bhilwara. The Charbhuja Mandir in Bhilwara is consecrated to Lord Vishnu.
History of Charbhuja Mandir, Bhilwara
The Bhilwara Charbhuja Mandir was established in the year 1444 AD. It is on the name of this temple that the village Gadbor, which translates into meaning garh or fort of the Bor Rajputs, derived its name Charbhuja.
Description of Charbhuja Mandir, Bhilwara
The Charbhuja Mandir in Bhilwara is counted among the most venerated religious places in Rajasthan. It is exactly located in the Gadbor village which was denominated as Charbhuja on the name of this temple. Charbhuja is another name of the Hindu deity Vishnu to whom this temple is dedicated.
Located 38 km from Rajsamand, the name of Bhilwara Charbhuja Mandir is reckoned among the four most visited temples of Mewar. Along with this temple, tourists go to ekling ji, dwarikadhish ji and shrinathji temples.
The major pull of the Charbhuja Mandir in Bhilwara is the celebration of annual fair called Bhadrapad Ekadashi jal jhoolani Gyaras. To take part in the festivities of this fair pilgrims in whopping number hoard in this temple to offer prayers to lord Charbhuja and receive blessings from all over India. It is seen that majority of pilgrims come from Maharashtra and Gujarat to join the fair.