Shree Rani Sati Dadi Temple, Jhunjhunu

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Ranisati Dadiji

Rani Sati Temple Rani Sati mandir is one of the most famous temples in Rajasthan. It is situated in Jhunjhunu town. It has a history of more than 400 years and is a testimony to feminine bravery and spirit which certainly captures the attention of all pilgrims. This temple is also famous for its magnanimous and rare paintings thus retaining the attention of tourists.

A special Pujanutsav is held on the occasion of Bhado Amavasya (no moon day), the day when many followers congregate to pay their reverence. This day the temple is crowded with devotees in huge number. People from all over the country and beyond visit this place to offer their puja to Goddess Sati Devi. The most remarkable feature of this famous temple is that it does not hold any painting or statue of either female or male gods. Instead a trident depicting power and force is worshipped religiously by the followers. However one can surely find a beautiful portrait of Rani Satiji engraved in glass on the ceiling of the assebly hall opposite the pradhan mand. The temple consists of colorful wall paintings and is structured with white marbles.

The complex of Rani Sati temple there is also Hanuman Temple, Sita Temple, Ganesha Temple and Lord Shiva Temple, this apart the complex boasts of having the only full scale Nav Grah Temples & Sodas Matrika temples, nowhere in the world one would find these temples whose deities are worshipped by all Hindus on every occasion, big or small. The regular ‘prasad’ distribution takes place after every ‘aarti’. There are also arrangements made for the home made meals twice a day on subsidised payment basis. The temple is situated within city limit of Jhunjhunu. It is beautiful and intricately crafted, not to forget the golden pot at the top of the temple. A Singha Dwar the main entrance to the complex is one of its kind in the universe. The temple also boasts colorful wall paintings. The temple is graced with fine murals.

History of Rani Sati Temple

It is the firm belief of Marwaris from Rajasthan that Rani Sati is an avatar of Maa Durga. The Marwari society of Rajasthan as well as from all other part of the country worship Rani Sati dadi daily in their houses.

Shri Ranisatiji was born as the daughter of Gursamal in the village of Dokua village in Haryana. She was named – Narayani. Tandhan took birth in Hissar as son of Jaliram. Tandhan and Narayani got married and were leading a peaceful life. He was in possession of a beautiful horse which was being eyed by the son of king of Hissar from quite some time. Tandhan refused to hand over his precious horse to the king’s son. The king’s son then decides to forcefully acquire the horse and thus challenges Tandhan for a combat. However Tandhan fights the battle bravely and kills the King’s son instead in error and escapes the town of hissar in admist to save the life. The enraged king awaits the opportunity to take revenge and one fine day successful to spy tandhan and thus kills Tandhan in front of Narayani in the battle. Narayani symbolic to female bravery and power fights with the king and kills him. She then commanded Ranaji (the caretaker of the horse) to make immediate arrangements for her to be set a blazed along with her husband’s cremation.

Ranaji playing a vital role in fulfilling her wish to be sati with her husband is then blessed by Narayani that his name will be taken and worshiped along with her name and since then she is known as Rani Sati.

Beliefs of Temple

The Rani Sati Temple in Jhunjhunu is administered by Shree Rani Satiji Mandir Society registered in the state of West Bengal, whose president is Sri. Devendra Kumar Jhunjhunuwala, Secretary- Sri Vivek S.Ruia and Joint Secretary Sri Uday Jalan. It is one of the wealthiest Temple trust in India. It is said that earning of this temple amounts little low from that of Tirupati Balaji Temple in south India.

There are many organizations that have made numerous efforts for banning of puja. They perceive the practice and devotion of people to such number of Sati temples across India as the spreading and affirmation of Sati Pratha. To a certain extent it may be considered as a threat to people still living in the ancient era. However one can also not ignore the profits made by Sati Temple, through these devotees, which in turn has proved quite beneficial for the progress of natives.On the occasion of Bhado Amavasya or the no-moon day of Bhadav Month Hindu Calendar August Month of the Georgian Calendar a Utsav is held. A large number of devotees visit the temple on the occasion from the Country and Globe. 2012 the Utsav is being held on 17th August.

The rani sati temple is a very famous pilgrimage for the locals and rajasthanis all over the world. People from various states visit here every year to offer their pooja to Shri Rani Sati (the goddess).

There are other Sati shrines in Jhunjhunu, as well as in numerous other towns in Rajasthan, but the temple of Rani Sati is most famous amongst all Agarwal Community in particular. Rani Sati is Said to be the family Goddess of Jhunjhunwala, Tulsyan and Jalans of the Bansal Gotra......

Film

A Rajasthani film Laj Rakho Rani Sati was produced in early 1970s. In the movie, Rani Sati, as a goddess, is invoked as a deity.
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  • Huge temple dedicated to Satî, who set himself on fire at the death of her husband. Very fervent religious atmosphere. No photo inside the temple.
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  • Visited this temple yesterday morning. no rush at all, temple premises was huge and clean. many rooms available for accommodation,if you don't want to take room but only need to get fresh and take bat...  more »
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  • Jai Sati Dadi... The Most beautiful and amazing artistic temple. Peaceful environment and clean rooms for guests. And canteen inside temple serves good food options at normal prices. Amazing water show in evening. Nice place to visit and worship. Come here and feel blessed.
  • Very huge temple, all facilities available here, very inexpensive. Feels very peaceful and pious. Food and lodging facilities are available. Food is vegetarian. Rooms offered are AC as well as non-AC. For elderly people free buggy service is also there. Rooms are also available on ground floor.
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