Shree Tripura sundari Temple Banswara Rajasthan India.
Shree Tripura sundari Temple Banswara Rajasthan India.
About Banswara :

How To Reach Banswara:

By Air
Nearest airport is Udaipur (160 kms) And airport in Indore (212 kms)

By Bus
No route in the district has so far been nationalised. Rajasthan, Gujarat and M.P. Roadways and the private travel agencies operate frequent buses to major cities like Ahmadabad, Baroda, Ujjain, Bhopa, Udaipur, Jaipur , Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Bombay, Delhi etc.

By Train
Rail Nearest railway station is in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) (80 kms) connected with all the major cities of the country.

Getting Around
Banswara is a relatively small town and easy enough to get around on foot, but there are plenty of unmetered auto - rickshaws and cycles - rickshaws.

Stone idols at Talwara 15 kms. fromBanswara. 'Hats' or weekly fairs, Tribals set special market on particular days in villages or towns. Farming instruments, Tribal jewelery, dresses and weapons are sold here.


Fairs & Festivals in Banswara:

Bhill community is a rivalry and very laborers community, so they could managed to get the entertainment on particular festival occasions only. Bhills are commonly tradition followers and they follow Kharo, Moto and Bhalo Dharms.

Holi is the main festival for the tribals. Tribes wear their traditional dresses carrying swords & sticks and performs the "Gair dance" which is a typical tribal dance of this region.

Divo is a festival and it is being celebrated on the last day of first fortnight of Shravanmas. On that day special bath will peform to Bullocks and Animals, and prays them as they are God's different posture. Special food items will prepare on that day and enjoys with full of joy.

It is celebrated on the 11th day of the bright half of Phalgun and unmarried boys and girls observe fast on this day. They go to a pond in the afternoon, wash themselves and bring small branches of tamarind trees. The Bhils attend the fair armed with bows, arrows and swords. This festival is held at Ghodi Ranchod & Sangmeshwar.

Baneshwar Fair
The biggest tribal fair is held at Baneshwar at the confluence of Mahi, Som and Jhakham, which are believed to be holy rivers of the region. A number of tribals from Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan gather to immerse the mortal remains of the dead. They worship, sing and dance on Magh Purnima, sometime in the month of February, which is considered to be a holy period in this region.

Ghotia Amba Fair
This is a colourful and traditional fair held every year from Chaitra Amavas to Duje. The Bhils gather to take a holy dip in the tank near the temple with idols of Pandavas. They demonstrate their faith in the holy mango trees and Kaila Pani.

This is an important fair of the tribals and is held on Margshisha Purnima. At this fair the tribals o Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Gujarat participate and they pay tribute to Govind Guru, founder of the Samp sabha.


Places to See in Banswara:

Tripura Sundari :
A temple of Goddess Tripura Sundari, commonly known as Turtia Mata. It has a beautiful idol of black stone having 18 hands, each carrying some symbol, while the Goddess is seen riding a tiger. It is believed that this temple was built before Samrat Kanishka, who rule here. The exact date of its construction is not yet known. It is said to be one of the "Shakti Peeths" of the Hindus having charismatic divine power.

Mahi Dam :
Banswara is also well known for the Mahi Bajaj Sagar Project and for numerous dams and canals situated at beautiful sites. The Mahi river has a number of islands inside the Mahi Dam catchment area and thus Banswara is also known as the 'City of Hundred Islands'.

Kagdi Pick Up Weir :
This is the main tourist attraction situated 3 kms away from the main city on the Ratlam Road. It's a place worth seeing, especially for its fountains, gardens and water, spread over a wide area.

Arthuna :
This place of great archaeological importance, is the major attraction of Banswara district. There is a complex of ancient temples which were built in the 11th and 12th centuries. In ancient times it was the capital city of the Parmar rulers. Many temples have been excavated which reveal the glorious past of our rich heritage. It is called the village of old and broken temples.

Madareshwar :
This famous temple of Lord Shiva is situated inside the natural cave of a high hill on the eastern part of the city. It presents a sensational natural view. The cave temple provides an Amarnath Yatra like feeling to the pilgrims, due to its typical location.

Abdulla Pir :
Situated in the southern part of the city is the Dargah of Abdul Rasul which is known as the "Abdulla Pir". Every year "Urs" is held at the Dargah and is very popular with the masses. The people of the Bohara community take part in it in large numbers.


Andeshwar :
This is very famous jain temple housing rare Shilalekhs of the 10th century. Such temples are also found in Talwara, Kalinjara, Bagidora, Ajna and Banswara.

Talwara :
It is famous for the ancient temple of the Sun God, Lord Amaliya Ganesh, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Dwarka Dhish temple and Jain temple of Sambharnath. A number of Sompura sculpture artists can be seen carving stones on the roadside in Talwara.

Anand Sagar Lake :
On the eastern side of the town lies this artificial lake, said to have constructed by Lachhi Bai Of Idar - The Rani of Maharawal Jagaml. The chhatris or cenotaphs of erstwhile rulers of the state are situated close by. Also near by are the holy trees known as "Kalpa Vriksha" which are said to fulfill the desires of visitors.

Chheench :
This is a famous 12th century temple of "Lord Brahma". The black stone statue is of an average man's height.

Diablab Lake :
A part of this lake is covered with beautiful lotus flowers. On the banks of the lake is Badal Mahal, the summer residence of the former rulers.

Paraheada :
This is a famous Shiv temple of the 12th century which was built by the kind Mandalik.

Shri Raj Mandir :
This 16th century palace is very attractive. Sprawling over a large area, it is a fine example of old Rajput architecture. The palace is still owned by the royal family and can be visited only on invitation.

Ram Kund :
It is a place surrounded by hills. People call it "Phati Khan" because it is a deep cave under a hill. There is a pool of very cold water which is found throughout the year. It is said that Lord Ram, during his exile came and stayed here for some time.

Bhim Kund :
This is a scenic spot. It is believed that during their exile, the Pandavas stayed here. There is a tunnel here, which is believed to be going upto Ghotiya Amab, a far off place. It is said that the Pandavas used this tunnel as their passage during the rainy season.

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