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Rajasthan
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Arbuda Devi Karnimata
Siromani Mother Ambika
Osian Kali
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Temples Of India
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Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
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  OSIAN - MAHISHASURAMARDINI SHRINE

Among the temples built and lavishly endowned by the Rathor clan of Rajputs, claiming descent from Sri Rama, the seventh incarnation of Maha Vishnu, fifteen of them are found in the village of Osian lying at a distance of 65 km from Jodhpur. They belong to two distinct groups-Harihara temples and Surya-Mahishasura Mardini temples. And were built in the eighth and ninth centuries. They are profusely adorned. The Mahishasura temple is a standing specimen of superb Pratihara's lavish patronage and mirrors their refined taste. Exquisite carvings on walls and pillars serve a grand feast to the eyes and exhibit the sculptor's superb skill and inimitable craftsmanship. This marble jewel dazzling brightly makes the visitors gape and gaze for long. The Mother is popularly called Pipla Devi and was known for her bounteous grant of boons. It possesses a principal chamber and a spacious assembly hall ornamented with 30 pillars and masterly designed pilasters. Though in ruins now its majesty and imposing stature beckon ardent adoration. More than commoners, scholars and archaeologists visit and admire it profusely. The other temples like Mahavira lying in its vicinity too draw the tourists and theists by their shere excellent artistry breaking through every frame of construction.

It is in Osian village, accessible by bus from Jodhpur lying 6 km off it.

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