The Prime Minister recently offered prayers at the Sanwariya Seth Temple in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.
About Sanwariya Seth Temple
- It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, specifically to his beloved child form known as “Sanwariya Seth” or “Shyam Seth.
- Location: It is located in the village of Mandaphia in the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.
- It was built in 1840 A.D.
- The temple follows the traditional architecture of Rajasthan, known for its intricate carvings, domes, and vibrant colors.
- The main structure of the temple is built using white marble.
- The temple is adorned with intricate carvings on the walls, pillars, and ceilings. These carvings depict scenes from Hindu mythology and various motifs.
- The temple features multiple domes that are adorned with decorative elements.
- The temple has a prominent spire, or shikhar, which is a tall, tapering structure that rises above the main sanctum.
- In the sanctum sanctorum of the temple, a black stone idol of Lord Krishna is installed.
- The temple has spacious pillared halls that provide a gathering space for devotees and visitors.
Q1) What is Garbhagriha in a temple?
Garbhagriha is also known as the sanctum sanctorum of the temple building. Within the 'garbhagriha' the primary idol of the goddess is kept. 'Garbhagriha' literally means the 'womb chamber.' These rooms closely resemble a cave and are generally etched out of granite. In the temples only the priests are allowed to enter the 'garbhagrihas.' It would be wrong to suggest that these architectural structures are found only in Hindu temples. They are also part of the Jain and Buddhist temples.