About the Temple
Ramdevra, Runicha, 13 kms from Pokran in
Timings for Darshan:
Sunrise to sunset
Fee (If any):
Admission is free
Think before giving donations as you will be approached
by many donation seekers.
Bus service, and private vehicles from major cities
like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer are available. Buses between
Phalodi and Pokhranm pass through Ramdevra.
revered shrines of Rajasthan one temple that is remarkable for the number of
pilgrims it attracts, is Sri Ramdevji Temple. The temple located in Ramdevra
in Runicha near Pokran in Jaisalmer district and was built by Maharaja Ganga
Singh of Bikaner around the samadhi of Baba Ramdev. Babaji was a great saint
of the village who believed in equality of human beings. Ramdev was born in
to a Rajput family and
did not observe any social stratification based on caste, class creed or
sect. For him everyone was equal. In the year 1458 he took samadhi. The
enthralling devotional activities at the temple are worth seeing. Visit the
temple during August September and you see a different side of the
temple much more active, much more exhilarated and busy.
The shrine is not an architectural wonder as such nevertheless it is
attractive. The cenotaph of Ramdevji is placed at the core of the temple
campus. To the north, is the head and to the south are the feet of Ramdevji.
The tombs of other family members of Ramdevji can also be found here. The
temple has a brightly colored facade. The temple is dotted with statues of
horses featuring two life sized silver horses with fine repoussé
work. The horses are to commemorate the horse of Ramdev who accompanied him
when he visited villages to cure the people and serve humanity. There are
extensively caparisoned wooden horses at the temple decorated with fine
embroidered silk cloths.
Must See - Must Do
Image of Ramdev:
Like other devotees you can place model
horses in the temple in honor of Ramdev's trusty horse. See the silver image
of Ramdev fronted by a holy fire at which priests anoint the forehead of
pilgrims with tikkas and offer prasad.
Fair and Festivals:
People flock to the place mostly
twice a year when fairs are held. These fairs are held to chant the
popularity and magnanimity of Ramdevji. The cultural events held during
are the greatest
attraction. The two fairs held to commemorate the services of Ramdev are
organized in the months of January February and August
September. As people have great trust and faith in temple they turn up each
year in large number.
Kund / Tank:
People of all religion come to the place and
offer sweets, coconuts, makhana, misri and cloth made horse-image on the
tomb. In the temple complex, thee is a holy kund that it considered to have
curative powers. People who have skin diseases specially take holy dip in
the kund to get of of it. People come from great distances on foot or some
even creep on their belly to reach the temple.
It is desert site with a spellbinding fort. The
town is known for the artisans who make terracotta animals and red and white
pottery. You can see the breathtaking Pokhran fort and Museum here.
The Golden City of Rajasthan has many
attractions to entice the travelers. Among many sites in Jaisalmer, the most
famous are Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, Laxminath temple, and havelis like
Patwa ki Haveli, Nathmal ki Haveli and Salim Singh ki haveli.