Abhaneri, a village located at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, known for Harshat Mata Temple and amazing Baoris (step wells), an interesting site to visit.
Jaipur is filled with cultural diversity with many historical places. Abhaneri is also one of them. The city is originally called as the Abha Nagri, which means the city of brightness. This place was built in 9th century by a Gurjar king Raja Chand. The attraction of the place includes a massive stepwell, which is built to save the rainwater. This stepwell is largest and the deepest well in the entire India. With our JAIPUR ABHANERI SAME DAY TOUR, you can cover all the aspects of Abhaneri village and places surrounded by the village including temples.
The village of Abhaneri is believed to have been established by the Gurjar pratihar king Samrat Mihir Bhoj. In mythology, samrat Mihir Bhoja is presented as King Raja Chand.
Monuments in Abhaneri
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Abhaneri was originally named Abha Nagri, which means “city of brightness,” but due to mispronunciation, the name was changed. The city is now in ruins, but it attracts tourists from across the globe.
Abhaneri is prominent for ‘Baoris‘, step wells which were invented by the natives to harvest rain water. These tanks were used as cool places of retreat and as water reservoirs during parched times of the year. Chand Baori is the most popular of the wells in the region, and it is one of India’s deepest and largest. There are three ways to reach the water using the steps, which are divided into stories. This colossal, delicately carved well is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple. It was a ritual to wash the hands and feet at the well before visiting the adjoining temple.
Harshat Mata Temple, dedicated to the goddess Harshat Mata, serves as the other tourist attraction of Abhaneri. Razed during the invasion of India by Islamic rulers in the 10th century, the remains of the temple still boast architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India. Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. According to myth, the goddess is always cheerful, and she imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village.