A Nagar devotee of Ambaji named Shri Tapishanker established Mansarovar Temple. It is a prominent Hindu place of worship, which was constructed during the period between 1584 to 1594. There are two other famous temples, which are located, adjacent to the Mansarovar temple. It is dedicated to Lord Mahadev and Ajay Devi respectively. Thousands of devotees and visitors across the globe throng this place annually to drink water and take a bath in the holy water of Mansarovar temple. The purpose of this ritual is to cleanse all their sins and attain salvation from the god almighty.
History of Mansarovar Temple
The tourists can witness some of the ancient scriptures, writings and old carvings embedded on rock stones such as ‘Shilalekh’, which belongs to Raja Maldev. Very recently, the management team of this shrine has implemented steps to renovate the temple to commemorate the sacred Sarovar and its surrounding areas.
Mansarovar temple is opened to the public seven days a week from 07:30 AM in the morning till 09:00 PM in the evening.
The climatic conditions are favorable throughout the entire year. The summer season commences from March till late June. The average temperature recorded here is about forty-two-degree celcius, especially during the daytime. It is very warm during nights. Tourists often prefer to avoid visiting this temple during the summer season.
The Mansarovar temple receives average rainfall during the onset of Monsoon season. The environment is quite damp and humid during this period of time. The discerning tourists can also witness the stunning views of the dew drops at the time of the Monsoon season.
The average temperature recorded here during the onset of winter season is about twenty-five degree Celsius. It is indeed one of the best times to visit Mansarovar temple. Lowest temperature is estimated to be about ten degree Celsius. The tourists may come across the fog during this period of time.
Some of the must-visit tourist attractions near Mansarovar temple are listed below:
Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary: – It is located at Banaskantha district of Gujarat. The sanctuary got its name after two major temples which are located adjacent to this sanctuary namely Balaram and Ambaji. It was incorporated by the Government of Gujarat in the year 1989 with the objective to conserve and protect the elusive species of this sanctuary such as sloth bear, porcupine, striped hyena, blue bull and Indian pangolin etc…
Gabbar Hill: – Gabbar Hill has located just four kilometers away from the quaint village of Ambaji across the states of Rajasthan Gujarat border. This hill which is home to Ambaji Mata consists of nine hundred and ninety-nine steps. The tourists can witness the sunset along with the panoramic views of the surrounding areas from the hilltop.
Kamakshi Mandir: – It is a prominent Hindu place of worship which is located just stone’s throw away from the city. The tourists will come across the various incarnations of Aditya Shakti Mata.
Food and Accommodation
Tourists who would like to ensure a hassle free traveling experience to Mansarovar temple may book their rooms at one of the top standard pilgrim hotels in Ambaji named Hotel Sunrise Palace. It is an ideal hotel for devotees to lodge in since it is located in close proximity to other places of worship such as Kumbhariyaji Jain Temple.
Hotel Sunrise Palace is well-equipped with standard A/C and Non A/C rooms. Some of the basic facilities offered by this hotel include uninterrupted supply of hot and cold water and a lounge room.
How to Reach
By Road: – Mansarovar temple is well-connected to some of the major cities such as Ahmedabad, Abu road station, Mt. Abu, Delhi, Palanpur and Himatnagar. Private buses ply regularly from these cities to Mansarovar temple.
By Train: – Those tourists who prefer to travel by train may head straight to Abu road station covering a total distance of about twenty kilometers away from the city. Regular trains are available from this station to some of the prominent cities such as Delhi. As soon as you reach the place, you may hire a cab or taxi from the station to reach Mansarovar temple.
By Air: – Tourists who wish to travel by air may proceed to Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport located at Ahmadabad. The total distance taken to travel to the airport is about one eighty kilometers. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport is well-connected to all the major cities in the country and international countries too.
If you and your family are planning an amazing spiritual tour to Gujarat, then Mansarovar temple could be one of their best options.