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Bhuwal Mata – Kuldevi of Chajjer clan

Bhuwal Mata, a lok deity of Rajasthan, is mainly worshiped by Jains. She is considered as the Kuldevi of Chajjer clan of Jains.


In 1964, Shushila Devi (one of saint of Chajjer clan) was not recovering from illness. When Dr. B.L Chajjer asked the reason for that, she told that Bhuwal Mata will come and everything will be well in Chajjer clan. Saint Shushila Devi remained bare foot for 15 months and worshiped Bhuwal Mata.

In 1969 Bhuwal Mata’s priest told Shushila Devi to reconstruct the temple of Bhuwal Mata’s temple. The task was completed by help of 1250 house members from Chajjer clan within 24 hrs. The temple was at Khedgarh which is now known as Tilwara. It is located at 15 km from Balotra, an important city in the district Barmer of Rajasthan.

It is said that the footprints of Bhuwal Mata are still worshiped at Khed.

Incident during Construction of Temple

The same temple was reconstructed in Birhami village of Rajasthan near Jodhpur. Several attempts were made to construct the temple but due to some unknown presence partly constructed temple walls used to fall the same night. No one could answer the reason for falling walls.

Finally Sushila Ben Chajjer, a staunch follower and committed devotee of Bhuwal Mata, suggested that the temple should be constructed in single day without stoppage of work. Accordingly on 07.04.1976 the construction was started and completed on 08.04.1976.

Bhuwal Mata’s fair

A huge fair is held every year during Navrati in which Jains, especially Chajjer, participate from all over India and abroad. The fair is held at Birhami or Birami village of Rajasthan near Jodhpur. It is about 30 km south-east of Jodhpur.

How to worship Bhuwal Mata

The worship of Bhuwal Mata can be done in a very simple way. One must have taken bath before entering into temple and should also wear clean clothes. One may offer dry coconut in hawan or yajna.

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Rajasthan Ayurved University, Jodhpur

Rajasthan Ayurved University(RAU) in Jodhpur is first Ayurved University in Rajasthan and second University of its kind in India. The university was established in 2002 and at present 44 colleges are affiliated to this university.

RAU has its own constituent college of Ayurved, constituent DAN & P training center and Herbal farming center.

RAU Campus

RAU campus is situated at Kadwad, on Jodhpur-Nagaur Highway and acquires 322 acres of land. It has many departments including Central Administrative Block, 263 beded Hospital, Academic Block, Residential Quarters, Sports Complex, Herbal garden & Herbal farm etc. This institute has a conducive environment with functions of the teaching, research and technology. The climatic conditions around the university, landscaping and cost effectiveness makes it eco-friendly.

Courses and Admission Process

Rajasthan Ayurved University conducts UG, PG, Diploma and Doctoral courses like BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, MD (Ayu.), MD (Homoeo), PhD (Ayurveda). Diploma courses are of 1 year duration, UG courses are of 4 yrs or 5 and half years. M.D courses has 2 years and for PhD it conducts 2-7years program. The university also conducts certification for Ksharsutra, Panch Karma and B. Pharma courses.

For admission in RAU affiliated colleges the university conducts an entrance exam of state level and national level. After clearing the exam the candidates are selected on the basis of merit list.

RAU’s own Hospital and Patients care Services

RAU has its own Hospital with OPD and IPD facilities at Jhalamand circle.  The specialized OPD services in Kayachikitsa, Panchkarma, Shalya-Shalakya, Stri-Prasuti, Bala Roga and Swastha Rakshan are available in this hospital by the faculty.

Presently IPD Services are available with 100 beds in the campus. The university hospital has already developed Shalya-karmagar (O.T.) and Panchkarma-karmagar where a large number of patients are getting treatment every day.

Research and Development Activities

The students and faculty member of RAU are encouraged to write projects for financial support from funding agencies like ICMR, CCRAS, CCRUM, CCRYN, CCRH, CSIR, DST, UGC, INSA etc. as well as international agencies like WHO, NIH etc. The University is going to develop its research laboratories with facilities for advanced biochemical, microbiological and immunological investigations.

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National Law University, Jodhpur

National Law University, also known as NLU is situated in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It was established in Act, 1999 (Act No. 22 of 1999).

The University is established for the advancement of learning, teaching, research and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law. National Law University was one of the first institutions in India to offer degrees viz. B.B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) and B.Sc., LL.B. (Hons.) at the undergraduate level.

Infrastructure and Facilities of College

NLU has a large campus spanning in 50 Acres of land at Nagaur Bikaner National Highway. The college has completely air-conditioned classrooms with LCD projector installed in each classroom. The Library of National Law University Jodhpur has a collection of more than 10,000 books and it also has well equipped Science laboratories.

The university is IT savvy with Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the campus and 24 hour availability of the Internet at 4Mbps speed. Except these the university provides halls of residence, faculty residence, guest house, gym, mess block and many more facilities to its students and faculty.

Courses and Admission procedure

National Law University provides various undergraduate, post graduate and PhD courses related with the field of law. In undergraduate courses it conducts B.B.A. (Hons.) LL.B. (Hons), B.Sc. Technology (Hons.) LL.B. (Hons.), B.P.Sc. (Hons.) LL.B. (Hons.).

For students looking for post graduation the university conducts Management and Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property Rights, Constitutional Governance, International Trade and WTO, Banking and Finance, Master of Science, Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Technology Management courses.

For admission to all undergraduate courses the candidate has to clear a common law admission test (CLAT) and admission will be given on the merit basis. Eligibility criteria for the post graduation and PhD are given at the college website.

Teaching Methodology of NLU University

NLU has unique learning methodology. It develops skills for encountering real life situations and most important, an innovative scheme of administrators to familiarize the students with the court room atmosphere long before their actual arrival on the legal scene.


The students of NLU have attained some of the best placements in India and abroad because of their hard work, sound legal knowledge and eagerness to grow. Because of this the National Law University, Jodhpur is being recognized as a ‘market facing law school in India’ by the industry experts.

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Swasthya Kalyan Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre, Jodhpur

Established in 2002, Swasthya Kalyan Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre is a health care management institute under the Swasthya Kalyan group.

The Swasthya Kalyan group was created by Puranmal Phoola Devi Memorial Trust with the prime objective of providing effective medical and health services.

The college is recognized by Govt. of Rajasthan, Central Council of Homoepathy, New Delhi and Rajasthan Ayurvedic University, Jodhpur.

Course offered

The institute offers degree course in Homoeopathy viz. Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (B.H.M.S.). It is a full time course with an aim to produce competent, confident, caring homoeopaths who will be an asset to the profession.  The course is of 5 1/2 year duration and includes a compulsory internship of 1 year duration. Medium of instructions is English and any student with 10+2 can apply for admission.

Facilities Provided

Swasthya Kalyan Homoeopathic Medical College has the biggest area among the private Homoeopathic colleges in the country. The campus has many  facilities like Well ventilated, spacious Class rooms, Training halls equipped with ultra-modern teaching aids, well equipped computer lab and Library, Meditation halls for relaxation, canteen etc.


The institute has a team of dedicated and experienced teachers to provide a platform of excellence for launching of promising homoeopaths.  The professional faculty encourages students to interact more and more, in order to help them reach their true potential.

Career options in Homoeopathic

After the course the candidate can apply for a government hospitals & dispensary, practice in Private nursing homes and polyclinics, teaching and research work for which medical councils recruit doctors from time to time. The vacancies are advertised by UPSC and state public service commissions.

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Lachoo Memorial College of Science and Technology, Jodhpur

Lachoo Memorial College of Science & Technology, Jodhpur was established on 2 July 1965.

The college is affiliated to Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan Technical University, Kota and Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Jaipur for different courses.

At present approx 2200 students are enrolled in the various courses run by the college.

Courses Affiliated to Different Universities

Lachoo College conducts a number of courses which are affiliated to different universities. The courses affiliated to Jai Narain Vyas University are B.Sc Biotech, M.Sc Biotech, BCA, and BBA. The courses affiliated to Rajasthan technical university kola are MCA, MBA and the courses affiliated by Rajasthan University of health science, Jaipur are B.Pharm, M.Pharm.

Cultural Activities in Lachoo

Cultural activities play important role to enhance the complete personality of a student. Lachoo College focuses to organize various competitions, like dance, song, skit, instrumental music and many more every year during the month of December. Mathuradas Mathur Sports Academy is established in the college to organize games and sports events.

Different Associations in Lachoo

One specialty of Lachoo college is that, it has different associations like Science Association ( works to conduct activities like Science Exhibition, Lectures by Scientists, Paper Presentations), CASA(Computer Applications Students’) association( formed by the Students in 2002 to organize cultural activities, games, seminars, lectures, quiz), Sahitya Parishad (to encourage literary hobbies among students and teachers regular activities like Hindi, English debates, essay competitions, paper presentations).

These associations plays important role to represent the college in State level competitions the students are selected through these competitions.

Faculty and Facilities

Like every college Lachoo also provides basic facilities like library, computer lab, laboratories, Cycle stand, Canteen, Hostel and health care. The college has experienced faculty members so that they can provide better guidance to students.

Training and Placement Cell

Lachoo’s training and placement cell works regularly to ensure that young professionals find their rightful place in this world of cutthroat competition. It has become an integral part of the college and has proved itself time and again.

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Nehru Garden in Jodhpur – Beautiful Ponds, Fountains, Plants, Trees and Flowerbeds

Jodhpur – A City which lies on the eastern fringe of the Thar Desert is an important part of the Desert circuit. It is the doorway to a wonderland of rocky terrain, thorny trees and shrubs and dunes.

The city is known for its splendor, traditions and culture. The various forts, palaces, moments and many picturesque gardens talk a lot about the rich past of the Jodhpur.

Among the gardens of Jodhpur, the most beautiful are the Mandore Garden, the Umaid Garden and the Nehru Park.

Nehru Garden in Jodhpur

Nehru Park was inaugurated by the Chief Minister Shri Mohan Lal Sukhadia on 7th September 1966.

Nehru Garden Attractions

This garden is beautifully landscaped and attracts hordes of tourists. It provides an oasis to the eyes, otherwise bored by the barren desert landscape. Covering an area of 14 acres, this park is designed especially for children.

It is a great park that reflects the beauty of nature through its beautiful ponds, fountains, plants, trees and flowerbeds.

History about Nehru Park

Earlier there was a pond which was gradually polluted by the waste water. To prevent pollution, a part of it was converted to Bakhat Sagar residential colony. The lower portion of the pond now contains the Nehru Park.

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Chamunda Devi Temple – Mehrangarh Fort , Jodhpur Rajasthan

Chamunda Devi Temple, Jodhpur, India

Chamunda Devi Temple, Jodhpur, India


The temple is situated in the southern end of the Mehrangarh Fort located on a hill top in Jodhpur, 330 km from Jaipur.

The fort, one of the largest in India, is situated 400 feet above the city and is enclosed by imposing walls. It comprises several palaces known for their intricate carvings and sprawling courtyards.

About Chamunda Devi Temple

Chamunda Mata, a form of goddess Durga, was the favourite deity of Rao Jodha, the founder of Jodhpur. He brought her idol from the old capital of Mandore near here in 1460 and installed it in the Mehrangarh Fort.

The goddess remains the Isht Devi (patron deity) of the erstwhile royal family. The Chamunda temple draws tens of thousands of devotees, especially during the Navaratri period.

People in Jodhpur believe that Goddess Chamunda is their guarding deity. Pilgrims coming here tie a piece of cloth or thread to a trident in the temple in the hope that the goddess will answer their prayers. When their wishes are fulfilled, devotees pay a thanksgiving visit.

The temple is maintained by the Maharaja Ummaid Singh Religious Trust.

During Dussehra celebrations, Mehrangarh Fort is thronged by devotees to get a glimpse of Chamunda Devi. If you are a devotee of Chamunda Devi, do visit this temple, when in Jodhpur.

Human Stampede Occurred in Chamunda Devi Temple

More recently the temple has been in news because on September 30, 2008, a stampede took place at Chamunda Devi temple. There were more than 25, 000 worshippers who gathered at the temple to celebrate the onset of Navaratri, the greatest festival among the Hindus in India. This incident has caused more than 113 deaths and injuries to over 300 people.

The pathway leading to the temple is not more than five-six feet wide, one reason why so many people died stampede.

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Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan – An Amazing Palace Hotel

About Jodhpur

Jodhpur, a gateway to the Thar desert towns, is the second largest city of Rajasthan and for almost five centuries it was the capital of Marwar. Historically too this region was important for being a part of major trade route caravans loaded with the most precious merchandise made their way here from the ports of Gujarat. This Blue City seems to have been put together for the benefit of the tourist.

Some of the very famous places of interest of Jodhpur are Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore, Mahamandir Temple, Jaswant Thada, Kailand Lake, Balsamand Lake, Gardens, Osian, Dhawa and Luni Fort.

About Umaid Bhawan Palace

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Umaid Bhawan Palace constructed with marble and pink sandstone is also known as the Chhittar Palace as it uses local Chittar sandstone.

Begun in 1929, it was designed by president of the British Royal Institute of Architects for Maharaja Umaid Singh and took 15 years to complete.

Probably the most surprising thing about this grandiose palace is that it was built so close to Independence, after which Maharajas and their grand extravagances were a thing of the past.

Umaid Bhawan was one of the last royal constructions in Rajasthan. The building stands as a grand palace and features gardens, palace halls, balconies, terraces and more. The palace is built in the sandstone and highlights the typical Rajputana style.

The complex is divided into three main segments – the heritage hotel, private residence and the museum. The whole palace complex has as many as 347 rooms. The palace stands grounded in an area of about 26 acres. Out of these 15 acres are occupied by palace lawns.

The heritage hotel is a popular venue for some of the most talked about weddings of film stars to business barons. It’s a magnificent structure that uses local stone and is representative of the Indo- Saracenic style of architecture.

Some sections are not open to the public, but one can still visit the palace to see the museum. To see the collection of old watches here is a sheer delight.

A Tip

If you really wish to spend a luxirious holiday, Umaid Bhawan Palace is the place. I have personally been there and frankly speaking I have never seen a more grandiose palace hotel than this one.

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The Fort of Jodhpur – Meherangarh Fort

Jodhpur Meherangarh Fort

Jodhpur Meherangarh Fort


Location, Monuments and Architectural Beauty in Fort

The fort and city of Jodhpur were founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD. This fort is situated on the rocky eminence 400 ft above the city and dominating the surrounding underlying plains. The crest of the hill is crowned with piereced battlements for safe-guarding the fort. Numerous round and square towers and strong walls encircle the edge of the encompassing a space of nearly 4 miles.

Seven barriers are thrown across the ascent which is circutious like the other hill forts. The doors are heavily built having an immense mortal. The Lohapol which is the last gate bears palm marks of some ladies indicating their practising sati on the funeral pyres of their husbands.

There are two small lakes under the walls, Rani Talab and Gulabsagar from the garrison draws water. The buildings and palaces colores in red stone are real fine specimens of civil architecture and showcases the passion of the rules towards architectural designs. The palaces are an excellent models of diversified architecutre and are decorated with finely executed panels, latticed window of delicate design and pierced screens of red stones.

Several huge and extra ordinary length cannons named Kalka, Bhawani and Kilkila lay on the crest of the hill facing the city. In the extremity of this portion a temple of goddess Chamunda Kul Devi is situtated. Jaswant Thara built of white marble near the fort is a fine piece of Indo-Muslim architecture.

History and Invasions of Fort

The fort since its construction has been subjected to enemy attacks from time to time. The mughals and the Marhattas were the chief invaders and at intervals the mutual jealousies brought Jaipur, Bikaner and Udaipur rulers. There were numerous other attacks and attackers involved with fort history and writing in detail would not be of so much interest.

Misc Information about the Fort

The main palaces in the fort are Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Takht Vilas and Jhanki Mahal. A museum also finds a place inside the fort, displaying a rich collection of old royal palanquins, arms, paintings, costumes, etc.

There are many details about this giant fort which needs elaborate articles encompassing volumes. Tommorrow I would be posting about the very famous “Ramdevra Fair” where people are flocking in numbers. The fair is said to be attracting more than 2 million rural and urban crowd and is of great importance from Rajasthan perspective.

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