Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Travel: Lodurva Jain Temple, Jaisalmer


Lodrawa (Lodurva or Lodarva) is a village in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan, India. Situated 15 km to the north-west of Jaisalmer, it was ancient capital of the Bhatti dynasty till 1156 AD, when Rawal Jaisal shifted it to present Jaisalmer, when he founded the of Jaisalmer state.


In the 9th century, Deoraj, a famous prince of the Bhati Rajput clan, captured Lodhruva from another Rajput clan and made it his capital. The city stood on an ancient trade route through the Thar Desert, which also vulnerable to frequent attacks. Mahmud of Ghazni laid siege on the city in 1025 AD, in the coming decades the city, now more vulnerable was repeatedly attacked by foreign invaders. Later it was again attack and sacked by Muhammad Ghori in 1152 AD, which eventually led to its abandonment and established in new capital Jaisalmer by subsequent ruler, Rawal Jaisal, 16-km away on a more secure Trikuta Hill in 1156 AD, where the present fortress stand today.
The place was also the setting for the doomed-loved story of Princess Mumal and Mahendra, the prince of Amarkot, recounted in local folklore and songs.

(Source: Wikipedia)


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2 comments:

Indian Tourist Visa said...

I can see the beauty of temple, closeup pictures are very nice.

dimpy roy said...

Very beautiful temple. The places to visit in Jaisalmer are simply spectacular to say the least and here’s presenting some of the most amazing of Jaisalmer tourist places. Check out best places to visit in Jaisalmer also.