Shri Kalyan Temple, Diggi, Malpura, Rajasthan

Shri Kalyan Temple, Diggi, Malpura, Rajasthan

About the Temple

Shri Kalyan Temple is located at Diggi town in Tonk district of Rajasthan. The temple is consecrated to Kalyan Ji who is considered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

In this temple, Lord Vishnu is worshipped in the form of Kalyan Ji. The idol is carved out of pure white marble. Lord Kalyan Ji has four arms.

Temple Idol

Temple Idol

Temple History

The temple was supposedly built some 5600 years ago by King Digva. It is an ancient temple, the antiquity of which is mesmerising. The temple is famous for its architecture especially the sixteen pillars and Shikhar. A separate shrine of Lakshmi Narayan can be seen next to Kalyan temple.The Pinnacle or Shikhara of the temple is magnificent. There are sixteen pillars supporting the Shikhar which looks extremely attractive due to the presence of statuettes thereon. The Sanctum Sanctorum, circular path, and prayer hall are a fine example of elegant architecture in marble. On the front gateway, beautiful figures and statuettes have been carved.

Temple View

Temple View

Temple Legend

According to a legend, an Apsara named Urvashi was dancing in Lord Indra's darbar. Once she laughed at Lord Indra, upset by her behaviour, Lord Indra cursed her and threw her out of his kingdom for 12 years. She pleaded to Indra. Later, he told her to go to the earth. On earth, she served the saints, sages and earned the blessings in reward. One day King Digva saw her in the garden. He was mesmerised by her beauty. King Digva invited Urvashi to his palace. Apsara refused his invitation and told the king that she belongs to Lord Indra. King Digva challenged Lord Indra to fight. Being offended, Apsara Urvashi curses the king to suffer from leprosy. He became a leper as he had offended the Apsara. To get rid of leprosy, the king offered intense penance and austerities. Lord Vishnu appeared in front of him and blessed him. Lord Vishnu told the king about a buried idol on the bank of the river and he was asked to install that idol in a temple. When king Digva installed the idol installed, he got cured of his illness.

Hence, devotees believe that worshipping here will get rid of leprosy.

Temple Mandap

Temple Mandap

Festivals, Puja, and Celebrations

Many fairs and festivals are organized in the temple complex.

The important festivals celebrated in the temple are Vaishakhi Poornima, Hariyali Amawas, Kartika Poornima, Patotsava, Jal Jhoolani Ekadashi and Annakuta.

In the months of Shravan and Bhadrapada, people come to the temple walking on barefoot.

How to reach

By Road: Diggi is 70km away from Jaipur. Buses and taxis are available from all the major cities of Rajasthan.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Niwai which is 70 km away from the temple.

By Air: The nearest Airport is located at Sanganer, Jaipur which is 60 km away from the temple.

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