Shri Laxman ji Temple/Usha Temple (Deeg) – 400 Years Old

Shri Laxman ji Temple/Usha Temple (Deeg) – 400 Years Old

We now are driving close to Deeg Fort. No details about the same but yes, it is a huge fort. The driver of our car enhanced our knowledge – The fort is covered by water from all sides.

Ok – said I. Maybe someday during the Rajasthan tour will try to visit – a thought. Deeg is in Rajasthan. We have crossed the border of Uttar Pradesh and now driving through the roads of Rajasthan.

Deeg Fort is approx. 15 km from Mansi Ganga or one cay say approx. 45 km from Vrindavan.

One km of driving. Laxman temple at Deeg in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

All vehicles stop. Steps towards the temple and we all walk to reach the deity.

After Prayers, Prasad we requested the priest to share the story about the temple. He requested all of us to sit quietly to listen.

The place where you are right now is called Dheerpur.

dheerpur naam gaon braj mandal ko
tako kala dekh tajmahalo sharmat hai
aur kundan ke beeach bagh bane bhavya
garjat tarjat meghan ki aur ghumraat hai
chalat dware jaldhare satrang dware
indra ke dhanush ki chawi darshat hai
aur dharti pe ho chahe sukha ka prakop kaho
dig mein to ho baroh mah barsaat hai

Because Lord Krishna enlarged himself at this location that is why it is named Dheerpur. When Aghasur – a demon gulped Lord Krishna, the lord had to expand his body to come out of the stomach to kill the demon.

Another name for Dheerpur is Lathawar. Lord Krishna at Dheerpur taught people how to play Lathi (a long, heavy bamboo stick).

This is Brajmandal and the temple you are present in is Sheshawatar Shri Laxman Ji temple. Lord Laxman was Shesh in Satyug, Laxman in Treta Yug, Balarama during Dwapar Yug and during Kalyug they say Ramanajucharya is the incarnation of Lord Laxman. As you can see Ram in Baalroop (child), as well as Laxman and Urmila Ji, present within the temple. All over the world, it is said this is the only temple having Ram, Laxman, Urmila deities within one frame. The temple is approx. 400 years old and is also known as Usha temple. If you visit early morning, you can see early morning sunlight reaching towards the face of the deity to offer prayers as said and believed, and then after touching the feet of deities continues towards city life. And not to forget if you have time please visit the palaces of Ding because they are special.

Boleiye Laxman maharaj ki jai

The priest blessed us for our safe journey. We all thanked him for sharing The History of Shri Laxman Ji Temple.

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