SARNESHWAR MAHADEV JI is KULDEV of the royal family of SIROHI. It is Kuldev of the Deora Clan of Chauhans of Sirohi. The temple seems to be built in the Parmara Dynasty rue because its structure and layout are similar to other temples constructed by Parmar rulers. A temple may be renovated from time to time but the major renovation was carried on in the 16th century. In 1526 V.S. Apurva Devi, the queen of Maharao Lakha set the Hanuman idol outside the main gate of this temple. Maharao Akheyraj decorated this temple in 1685 V.S.
Sultan Alauddin Khilji had godly wrath and was horrified by leprosy, which was cured by Lord Shankar bathing with the water of Shukla Tirtha. Then the Sultan gave up and take an oath that he would never attack Sirohi again and with the money that he had, he surrendered to shiva and went away so that the inner wall and the sub-temple were built.
Sarneshwar Mahadev Temple is devoted to Lord Shiva, located on the western of SIRANWA HILL, and is currently handled by Sirohi Devasthanam. On the campus of the temple, there are idols of Lord Vishnu, A plate consisting of 108 Shiva Lingas. The temple is surrounded by two courtyards, one is attached to the main temple and the second is around the whole area, which carries Burj and Chaukis. This temple is a fort temple. Outside the main gate of the temple, three decorated huge elephants made of lime & bricks and painted with a colourful look. There is a Mandakini Kund in front of the main temple, which is used by the pilgrims for taking a holy bath on Kartik Purnima, Chetra Purnima, and Vaisakh Purnima.
SARNESHWAR JI FAIR
A festival of Devothani Akadesi, in every Bhadrapada month of V.S. and on the second day, a huge fair is celebrated by Rabbarie community, except Rabbaries is not allowed in this fair. The cenotaphs of the royal family are another attraction on the premises of Sarneshwar temple.
Opening Time: Morning – 5:00 AM
Closing Time: Evening – 8:00 PM
HOW TO REACH
By Railways: The railway station at Pindwara earlier called Sirohi Road is about 30KM from Sirohi and Abu Road is about 75KM from Sirohi. These are the primary railway station for Sirohi. Ahmedabad-Dehli Railway line is well connected by the Sirohi district. Other nearby railway stations are Banas, Kishanganj, Swaroopganj, Morthala, Kevarli, and Maval.
By Roadways: The Temple is situated 2 KM away from Sirohi Bus Stand. National Highway 62 earlier NH 14 links the district to Gujrat and Pali. State Highway 19 connects the district with Jalore. A good number of buses available from Central Sirohi bus station.
Sirohi is well connected to the highways of India by the NHAI. NH 62 connects Sirohi from the South starting from Pindwara to the Pali district of Rajasthan and continuous up to Beawar. NH 168 passing through Sirohi intersecting SH 27(Dehli- Kandla Highway), SH 27 ends at Deesa in Gujrat State. SH 38 passing from NH 62 in the west of the Sirohi connecting NH 112 via Jalore and ends at the Balotra in Barmer District. SH 10 on the east of Sirohi heading towards NH 8 intersect at Udaipur, Rajasthan, and SH 10 continuous up to Banswara District in Rajasthan.
One can also book a taxi. You can call Sirohi taxi service for pre-booking.
By Airways: Dabok Airport Udaipur is the nearest airport which is 155KM from Sirohi city. And Jodhpur Airport is 184 KM from Sirohi City. Abu Road and Sirohi also have an airstrip.
NEARBY PLACES TO VISIT
AMBESHWAR MAHADEV JI TEMPLE: This place about 10 KM north of Sirohi on a sidetrack of the NH14 from Sirohi to Sheoganj.
AJARI TEMPLE (MARKUNDESHWAR JI): This temple is located in Ajari village near Pindwara in the Sirohi district. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Mata Mandir of Vidya and Markundeshwar Mahadev.
BAMANVAD JI TEMPLE: This temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavir 24th Thirthankar of Jains.
BHERU TARAK DHAM: The Bheru Tarak Dham is located in the valley of Nandgiri, the Arbudh as described in the ancient Indian literature. The whole valley shows a good settlement of Ashramas of Rishi Munis. From this valley, the hilly track goes to Nakki lake of Mount Abu.
CHANDRAVATI: It is situated at 6KM away from Abu Road on Abu-Ahmedabad Highway. It is the destroyed city of Parmars.
JIRAVAL TEMPLE: This temple is located in Jairaj Hill on the Aravali Ranges. The Jiraval temple is very primitive and ancient. The temple is surrounded by Dharmshala and beautiful buildings.
KARODI DHWAJ TEMPLE: This temple is devoted to Lord Sun. This temple can be reached from Abu down-hills about 4 KM. as well as from Sirohi via Anadara, a distance of about 32 KM south of Sirohi Town.
MADHUSUDAN, MUNGTHALA AND PATNARAYAN TEMPLE: These temples are about 9 KM from Abu Road.
MIRPUR TEMPLE: Mirpur temple is considered to be the oldest monument of Rajasthan. The temple is of the Rajput age of the 9th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Parshavnath, the 23rd Tirthankar of Jains.
PAVAPURI TEMPLE: Shree Pavapuri Tirth-Jeev Maitridham is situated in the Sirohi district. This temple is 26KM from Sarneshwar Temple. (via NH168)
SARVADHAM TEMPLE: Sarvadham Temple is dedicated to all religions of the world. It is located at the HQ. Sirohi and 1 KM far from the circuit house of Sirohi. The main attraction of this temple is the idols of various gods placed around, inside, and on top of the temple.
SHRI MATAR MATA TEMPLE: This place is on a small hill consisting of about 100 steps. Distance from Sarneshwar Mahadev temple is 3 KM.
SHRI VIJAYPATAKA PARSHWANATH TIRTH AND DHARAMSHALA: Located 1.2 KM from Sarneshwar temple and 5 KM from the Central Bus Station, Sirohi
SIROHI RAJ MAHAL/SIROHI FORT: https://youtu.be/FWioNleySfU
SWAMI NARAYAN TEMPLE: This temple is 7 KM from Sarneshwar Temple.
TEMPLE STREET: 18 Jain temples are situated in one single row form of the temple street. The temple can be seen from a very far distance from the Sirohi.
VARMAN SUN TEMPLE: At a distance of 45 KM from Abu-road Railway/Bus Station, there stands a village, Varma. The Sun Temple of Varman, known as the Brahman-Svamin, is one of the most famous temples in India.
VASANT GARH: Vasant Garh 8 KM to the South of Pindwara, is situated on a river named Saraswati. This place was called Vata on account of the banyan trees, which are found in abundance.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS NEARBY SARNESHWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE
Find below the best Hotels in Sirohi near Sarneshwar temple.
Hotel Shagun (02972-220333): 1.4 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Hotel Airline & Restaurant (01246201158): 5.3 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Hotel Arbuda Residency (02972-221378): 4.3 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Hotel Shivam Residency (09461752388): 8.1 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Yashveer Resort (09825034931): 15 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Ambika Restaurant (09461452925): 5.3 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Hotel Baba Ramdev & Restaurant (02972-222215): 5.2 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Hotel New Baba Ramdev & Restaurant (09982987945): 9.1 KM from Sarneshwar Temple
Hotel Kalpatru Palace (09414200312): 3 KM from Sarneshwar Temple