Shri Laxminath Temple Bikaner
At a distance of 3 km from Bikaner Junction Railway Station, Sri Lakshminnath Temple is an ancient Hindu temple situated near the Bhandasar Jain temple in Bikaner city of Rajasthan. It is one of the oldest temples in Bikaner and one of the top places to roam in Bikaner.
Sri Lakshminnath Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his wife, Goddess Lakshmi. It was built between Maharaja Rao Lunakaran between 1504 and 1526 AD. Later the temple was developed by Maharaja Ganga Singh with the more elaborate artworks inside the temple and to highlight the architectural skills. The temple was constructed as the seat of Lakshmaniathji because the ruler of Bikaner region considered Lord Lakshmana as the king of Bikaner and himself was his minister himself.
The temple is made of marble and red stone. In particular, the red stone was imported from Jaisalmer for this temple. Silver artwork at the door is very beautiful and remarkable. Lord Laxminath’s throne is located in the temple, which is also the statue of goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu. This special idol is at a height of about one and a half feet and it is based on a square-shaped stone platform. There are also temples of Shri Suryanarayana, Shri Nilkanth Mahadev, Shri Rupchatruzzuji, Shri Badrinarayanji, Sri Magnagyaji etc in the temple grounds.
Shri Laxminath Temple of Bikaner is the center of many religious festivals. During the festivals like Ramnavmi, Geeta Jayanti, Diwali, and Nirjala Ekadashi, thousands of devotees come to the temple to take blessings of the idols of the devotees.