Temples in Alwar

Alwar Temples reflect the rich cultural heritage of the city. Alwar city is well known across the world for the famous Sariska National Park, which is located there. Tourists come here not only to see the various species of animals in the national park but also its century old temples.

Most of the temples in Alwar are situated within the premises of the Sariska National Park. These ancient temples of Alwar located in the park are the Bhartrihari Temple, Hanuman Temple and Neelkanth Temple. Thousands of devotees from all over the country visit these temples throughout the year to receive the blessings of God. These temples are historically important and a number of interesting legends are associated with it.

According to historical facts, this place was called Rajor or Rajorgarh, which was the capital of the Bargujar tribe of the Rajputs. The city had a huge number of temples, amounting to as many as 360 temples. Built before the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, most of these temples were destroyed. Only a few temples survived the raids of Aurangzeb.

Last Updated on 19 December 2011