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This page is intended to provide an insight into the family temple at Kulod in Rajasthan, so also to the Higher Secondary School being run by the temple trust. 
Permissions and content material are on the way from the temple authorities and coverage will be updated shortly


 Temple details :             

In the Hindu scriptures, there’s a saying, `if the measurement of the temple is in every way perfect, there would be perfection in the universe.’ Such is the importance of temples in our country. Temples are the relief bases of humans which holds and possesses all the religious fragments in one single roof.

Temples have various names concerning the different religions. Mandir, Church, Masjid, Gurdwara, derasars. Temples are not merely a construction of cement and bricks but it holds the serenity and the pious air of worship, meditation, service and devotion. Namely, Pooja, Dhyan, Seva and Bhakti in the true sense.

For Hindus, the square is the perfect shape and complex rules govern the location, design and building of each temple, based on numerology, astrology, astronomy and religious law. These are so complicated and important that it’s customary for each temple to harbour its own particular set of calculations as though they were religious texts.

A view of the temple

Ariel view of the temple and the school complex at Kulod in Rajasthan

Essentially, a temple is a map of the universe. At the center there is an unadorned space, the garbhagriha (inner shrine), which is symbolic of the ‘womb-cave’ from which the universe emerged. This provides a residence for the deity to which the temple is dedicated. 
Above the shrine, rises a superstructure known as a vimana in south India and a shikara in north India, which is the representative of Mt Meru, the cosmic mountain that supports the heavens. Cave and mountain are linked by an axis that rises vertically from the shrine’s icon to the finial atop the towering vimana.

Courtyard of temple & school complex

Main gate of the temple complex

As a temple provides a shelter for a deity, it is sacred. Devotees acknowledge this by performing a parkrama (clockwise circumambulation) of it, a ritual that finds architectural expression in the passageways that track round the main shrine. Some temples also have mandaps (halls) connected to the sanctum by vestibules. These mandapas may also contain vimanas or shikaras.

A view of the temple

The Story of Mateshwari ............    Hindi Version              English Version
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   How to approach

Although, there is no direct Rail or Air Link, the Kulodaya Durga Mandir can be reached by Road  from Jhunjhunu City.  This City is approximately 185 k.m. from Jaipur or 230 k.m. from Delhi.  On reaching Jhunjhunu one has to take road going to "Guddha". After traveling for 4 KM you reach Udavas and you see a board “ Kulodaya Durga Mandir Secondary School” with a left arrow. This road leads to the temple after 3.5 KM but is presently not very good one.

Sign board indicating the location of the temple complex

Instead travel further 4 km on Guddha road and reach Narsinghpura and a similar borad shows a road on your left which reaches the Temple after 1.5 KM. State Transport Buses going to GUDDHA stop at Udavas and Narshinghpura and Autorikshaw and Jeeps are available plenty at Jhunjhunu for the Temple and back basis. Kulodaya Mandir is a temple of Goddess Durga, Laxmi and Saraswati.  A Higher  Secondary School is also being run in the same campus by the Temple Management.  

Travel Arrangements:.....
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Staying Arrangements:...( under compilation )


Higher Secondary School in the temple complex at Kulod in Rajasthan

Mr.Madanlal Khaitan ( Headmaster )

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