Rasik Bihari Temple / Naini Bai Ka Mandir


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Distance (From Jodhpur Jn): 2 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: Near Umaid Garden

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2 km from Jodhpur Junction, Rasik Bihari Temple, also known as Naini Bai Ka Mandir, is a holy shrine situated on Udai Mandir Road near Umaid Garden in Jodhpur.

Niniji Temple was built by Naini Bai and is often called as Naini Ji Temple. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Rasik Bihari (Lord Krishna). In 1885 AD, Raja Jaswant Singh gave an idol of Lord Nandi made of marble to be kept in this temple. Presently, the temple is maintained and managed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

The temple building is quite a fascinating one. The main portion of the temple is made of white stone and is surrounded by meeting halls on all sides. These halls are called Sabha Mandaps which have red colored pillars made of sandstones. There is also a gallery inside the temple called the parikrama. At the entrance of the temple one will see the statues of Lord Garuda, Vishnu and Hanumanji on either sides of the gate. In the center hall of the temple the idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radhaji adorn the place with their mesmerizing beauty. Both the idols are beautifully decorated and well maintained.

Puja Timings: 6.30 AM to 7 AM and 6.45 PM to 7.30 PM