Jhunjhunu Shri Rani Sati Mandir Timings:
Morning: 5.00 AM to 1.00 PM
Evening: 3.00 PM to 10.30 PM
1.00 PM to 3.00 PM temple is closed
About Jhunjhunu Shri Rani Sati Mandir:
Shri Rani Sati Mandir Jhunjhunu is a famous temple located in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. This temple has a history of over 400 years and bears witness to the courage and feminine bravery that hold the attention of all Bhagaks. It is also famous for his magnificence and extraordinary paintings. It is also part of one of the oldest Indian pilgrimages presented.
A special Pujan Utsav takes place on the occasion of Bhado Amavasya (no moon). That day, the temple of Rani Sati is full of faithful. People from all over the country visit this place to offer their offers to the goddess Sati Devi (Dadi Maa). The most striking feature of this famous temple is that it contains no painting or statue of female or male gods. Instead, worshipers religiously worship a trident that represents power and strength. However, one can surely find a beautiful portrait of Rani Sati in the pradhan. The temple is prepared with white marbles and colorful murals.
In the temple complex of Rani Sati, there is also Hanuman Temple, Sita Temple, Ganesha Temple and Lord Shiva Temple. The regular distribution of “prasad” takes place after each “aarti”. There are also arrangements for meals during the day as a payment. It’s beautiful and finely worked, not to mention the pot of gold at the top of the temple.
The Marwaris of Rajasthan firmly believe that Rani Sati is an avatar of Maa Durga. Marwari of Rajasthan, as well as all other parts of the country, worship Rani Sati Dadi every day at home.
The story of Rani Sati begins at the time of the Mahabharata. It is believed that Rani Sati was Uttara, wife of Abhimanyu (son of Arjun). When Abhimanyu was killed on the battlefield, Uttara decided to be sati with Abhimanyu’s funeral. However, in the midst of all this, Lord Krishna came to save her and persecuted her against her decision. He also granted his wish to be married to Abhimanyu and his desire to be satiated in his next life.
As Lord Krishna granted, in her next life he was born as a daughter of Gursamal in the village of Dokwa in Rajasthan. Her name was Narayani. Abhimanyu was born to Hissar as the son of Jaliram and named – Tandhan. Tandan and Narayani were married and led a peaceful life. Tandan refused to hand over his precious horse to the king’s son. The king’s son decides to acquire the horse by force and challenges Tandan to fight. However, Tandan bravely fights with the battle and instead kills the king’s son. The enraged king kills Tandan in front of Narayani in battle. Narayani, symbol of female courage and power, fights with the king and kills him. She then ordered Ranaji (the guardian of the horse) to immediately arrange for her to be burned with the cremation of her husband.
Ranaji playing a vital role in fulfilling her wish to be sati with her husband is then blessed by Narayani that his name will be taken and worshiped along with her name and since then she is known as Rani Sati.
Beliefs of Temple The Rani Sati Temple in Jhunjhunu is administered by Marwari Temple Board from Calcutta. It is one of the wealthiest Temple trusts in India. It is said that earning of this temple amounts little less from that of Tirupati Balaji Temple in south India.
There are many organizations that have made numerous efforts for the sati puja to be banned. They perceive the practice and devotion of people to such number of Sati temples across India as the spreading Shri Rani Sati Dadijiand affirmation of Sati Pratha. To a certain extent it may be considered as a threat to people still living in the ancient era. However one can also not ignore the profits made by Sati Temple, through these devotees, which in turn has proved quite beneficial for the progress of natives. Ranisati Dadiji has shown millions of miracles and comes to the rescue of her devout in times of crisis. Her followers/worshippers are increasing by the day. Recently,Mrs. Bimala Devi Pulasaria of Calcutta, a devout dadiji follower was cured of cancer. Dadiji also saved the life of another devout Mr. Subash Agarwal also a resident of Calcutta of a fatal accident.
There are in all 13 sati temples in the complex with 12 smaller one’s and 1 main temple dedicated to Rani Sati Dadi Built in pure white marble with a red fluttering flag at the top, the building forms are interesting and marvelous .
A huge statue of Lord Shiva in the center of the complex surrounded by the lush green gardens, adds to the beauty of the place.
Inside the temple, the interiors, adorned with exquisite murals and fascinating rich glass mosaics depicting the entire history of the place, are eye-catching.
BHADO AMAVASYA or Bhadi Mavas is the Main festival of Shri Rani Sati Jee.
Jhunjhunu Shri Rani Sati Mandir Address:
Chobari Mandi Colony,
Phone: 01592 232 755, 01592- 230001.