About one and half hours later, I was out of the temple and on my way to Laxmi Nath temple Bikaner. I explained to the driver that I would require the cab service for the entire day and asked him
for suggestions to chart my day. Fortunately, for me, he was very co-operative and assured me that he would cover most of the places on my list today.
The distance to Laxmi Nath temple was at a distance of approximately 7kms from Karni Mata temple and I was at the temple by 6.30am. As soon as I reached the temple premises, I could see that it was a beauty in architecture. The huge, white & red structure of the temple along with the rays of the sun falling on it was a spectacular sight!
Laxmi Nath Temple, Bikaner | Image Resource : panoramio.com
I walked on the white tiled flooring to the main temple entrance. This temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and goddess Lakshmi, shows the excellent artistic and sculpting skills of the artisans of
the bygone eras. This is one of the most beautiful and famous temples in the old city of Bikaner.
Once inside the temple, I could see that the tiled flooring matched the high ceilings painted with various godly figures and artistic designs. From where I stood, I took a 360-degree turn and with my eyes held up to the ceiling, I could see pictures of chariots drawn by horses and elephants. There were several paintings hung on the walls too, inside the temple.
The statues of Vishnu and Lakshmi, decorated beautifully and adorned with ornaments and silk clothing, were an amazing sight. The “purohit” chanted the mantras, lighted the Aarti, and came around with it near the devotees. After offering my prayers, I came outside and sat for a while taking in the quietness.
Laxmi Nath Temple, Bikaner, Rajasthan | Image Resource : panoramio.com
This would be a good place for both the young and the old to visit. The huge open place and the garden near the temple is a nice place for relaxation and play. Not allowed to take photos inside the temple, I had to satisfy myself with clicking the pictures from the outside and the surrounding area.