Immense pleasure to
THE DURBAR OF SHRI SANWALIAJI,
the Temple of the Dark One, Lord Krishna,
at Mandaphia in Chittorgarh district of
The shrine of Shri Sanwaliaji is considerably old and carries a mythical mystery about its origin. It is situated about 40 km. from Chittorgarh on the land of duty and devotion, chivalry and sacrifice--the land where the devout Meera danced and sang in her ecstatic adorations to Lord Krishna. The temple symbolises the unflinching faith and devotion of the Vaishnavite Hindus for the Supreme Being. Thousands of pilgrims from far and near, many of them on foot, throng daily to Mandaphia to have a darshan of their Lord. In the hope of receiving divine blessings, they pray devoutly and make secret propitiatory offerings at the sacred altar of Sanwaliaji. Their experience in the shrine, before the fascinating idol of Krishna, is spiritually so enriching that they immediately feel inspired to renounce their worldly procession for the sake of eternal bliss. It is indeed a miracle that the Lord disappoints none of his devotees--whether he comes to Him for pure spiritual joy or for celestial succor for his survival or success in the material world.
Mandaphia , the second abode of Lord Krishna (the first one being Nathdwara), is 7 km. from Bhadsora cross-roads which lies on the four - lanned highway no. 76, about 65 km. from Dabok (Udaipur airport).
The sanctity and religious atmosphere of the place is augmented by the various festivals and ceremonies organized round the year by the Mandir Mandal or by the devotees from different parts of the country. Especially, on the 11th day of Bhadra- Shukla (Dev-Jhulni Ekaadashi), the Mandir Mandal organizes a mela (fair) and a rath processesion of the Lord in which lakhs of people participate with great religious fervour and zeal.