Shri Raghunath ji Temple – Dedicated to 5th Century Lord Vishnu Idol

View of Raghunath Temple from Toad Rock, Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India

Shri Raghunath ji Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located nearby Nakki Lake. During the visit to the temple area, I had talks with Kavi Ji to know The History of the Shri Raghunath Ji temple. He guided us to meet one of the most learned person Shri Avdhesh Das Ji Ramayani during aarti at 7:30 pm. As it was afternoon hours, we requested for a meeting. Permission was granted. We had meeting. Knowledge was enhanced.

1468 was the year when Swami Ramanand Ji – Guru of Kabir Das Ji installed the 5th century Lord Vishnu idol nearby Hanuman temple.

About the idol, there are different-different legends. Some say it was discovered from Nakki Lake, some say it was found with Bheel but nothing is with proof so we should leave that discussion. But yes, the idol was discovered this is true.

Later the idol was installed nearby Champa gufa (cave). 68 years back Shri Raghunath Ji temple was constructed and the idol was placed inside the temple.

Shri Avdhesh Das Ji Ramayani also enhanced our knowledge about four types of pursharthas – Dharma, Artha, Kama, Mokshya, eight types of prakriti, Shankaracharya saying – Brahma Satya, Jagat Mithya.

Thank you – said I.