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Tue, 02/05/2017 - 12:25

Chopra Temple the ancient temple of Lord Shiva is architecturally beautiful and has wonderful and unique sculptures all over its walls. Sculptures of soldiers with rifles have never been reported from anywhere else, this also shows that the present temple building could be from the late 18th century or early 19th century. This temple is located on the Gwalior - Agra road as you can see on the map and is worth a visit.

This temple was constructed in 1856 AD by Mama Rajdar Kanhaiya Lal of Maharlawat Bhagwant Singh of Dhaulpur. Kanhaiya Lal Ji was the Diwan of Dhaulpur Raj Bhavan. His art love is seen in the temple. The height of this temple is 150 feet.
how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The nearest Bus stop is Dholpur

The nearest Railway station is Dholpur Junction

By Air

The Nearest airport is at Agra 55 Kms

The temple is unique from the architectural perspective. Its womb is octagonal in the womb. It has eight doors in its eight walls. Attractive sculptures have been engraved at every door. The advanced summit of the temple is also very attractive. It's carving from outside is very beautiful. Carving work on pieces of stone used in the construction of the temple is extremely fine and attractive. This Shiva temple is a beautiful specimen of 19th-century architecture. There is also a kund next to the temple. It was also constructed by Lal Gani, Dewan Kanhaiya. However, the condition of the trough has become pathetic due to lack of maintenance. The temple is situated in a large courtyard between the main campus. To reach the sanctum, 25 stairs have to be mounted. People of Chambal region consider this temple to be perfect. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Shri Jayendra Saraswati has also been anointed and anointed by this temple. Chopra Shiva temple is the oldest Shiva temple in the city of Dhaulpur. Every year there is a huge crowd of devotees growing up during Mahashivaratri.

Chopra Shiva Temple Dholpur

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