Charbhuja

Charbhuja is a famous temple of the lord Krishna in the Garhbor village in the Kumbhalgarh tehsil of Rajsamand district in the state of Rajasthan, India. Charbhuja is another name of the lord krishna due to his four hands.or kuldevta of Kumawat

Charbhuja
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictRajsamand
DeityCharbhuja Nath (Vishnu)
FestivalsJal Julni

Fagotsav Janmastmi

Annakut mahotsav
Location
LocationGarhbor, Kumbhalgarh
StateRajasthan
CountryIndia
Charbhuja is located in Rajasthan
Charbhuja
Shown within Rajasthan
Charbhuja is located in India
Charbhuja
Charbhuja (India)
Geographic coordinates25°16′00″N 73°41′00″E / 25.2667°N 73.6833°E / 25.2667; 73.6833Coordinates: 25°16′00″N 73°41′00″E / 25.2667°N 73.6833°E / 25.2667; 73.6833
Architecture
Creatorbharat pandiya
Completed1444 AD
Elevation849 m (2,785 ft)

112 from Udaipur and 32 km from Kumbhalgarh.  Mewar is known for its distance - believed to be a pilgrimage site, where there is a very mythical miraculous statue of Charbhuja ji.  The Sanwaliyaji Temple, Keshariyanath Temple, Ekalinganath Temple, Shrinathji Temple, Dwarkadhish Temple and Charbhujanath Temple of Mewar are well known.

Charbhuja Temple, Garhbor (Rajsamand)

Charbhuja is a historical and ancient Hindu temple located in Garhbor village of Kumbhalgarh tehsil of Rajsamand district in the state of Rajasthan, India.  112 from Udaipur and 32 km from Kumbhalgarh.  Mewar is known for its distance - believed to be a pilgrimage site, where there is a very great miraculous statue of Charbhuja ji.  Eklinganath Temple, Shrinathji Temple, Dadhrikadh Temple and Charbhujanath Temple are famous in Mewar.

According to the legend, Lord Krishna expressed his desire to go to Gaulok himself, while ordering Uddhav to do penance in the Himalayas, and Uddhav said that I will be saved, but your pious devotees Pandavas and Sudama will hear the news of your going to Gaulok.  Will give up his life.  In such a situation, Shri Krishna made Vishwakarma himself and Balarama idols, which he gave to King Indra and said that these idols were handed over to Pandavas Yudhishthira and Sudama and tell them that both these idols are mine and I am in them.  Keep worshiping these idols with love, by doing my darshan and worship in the Kali Yuga, I will fulfill the desire of human beings.  Indra Deity provided the idol of Shri Krishna to Sudama and the Pandavas and Sudama started worshiping these idols.  Presently in Garhbor, the idol named Charbhuja ji is worshiped by Pandavas and the idol worshiped by Sudama is located in Sevantri village under the name of Rupnarayan ji.  The Pandavas are said to have submerged the idol before going to the Himalayas so that no one can ruin its sanctity.

The then Rajput ruler of Garhbor, Gangdev, came in the dream by Charbhujanath and ordered him to install the idol temple by removing it from the water.  The king did so, he got the idol obtained from water installed in the temple.  It is said that the idol has been kept submerged many times in view of the atrocities of the Mughals.  Maharana Mewar has made a huge contribution in the maintenance of the temple of Charbhujananath. Inside the main temple, pictures of Raja Maharajas of Mewar are also included. In olden times, the service of the temple also came from the worship of King Maharaja _ After this Aurangzeb.  In the Somnath Temple of Chittor, the Hindu temple was fragmented throughout India, when the idol of Lord Shree Charbhuja Nath was again entered the jail, after that the hills of Aravali were in the dense forest.  Suraji Maharaj of the Gopavans who came to graze the cow, used to feed his cow, in this hills, a cow named Ghori who lived at the back of the hill in the twilight Vela and the whole milk would fall on the ground automatically and then the cow would return to its herd.  In the evening, the calf of the cow burnt at the time of milk, then Suraji saw where the milk of the cow goes every day, then followed the cow with full attention the next day, then the cow stood behind a hill and got milk out of her udder automatically.  Felt and being pulled into the ground, then Suraji thought, Bhagav  Know what is happening, the calf of this cow is barking with hunger, is it Maya, Lord or any mistake has been made, please tell me God, then at night, Lord Shree Chaturbhuj Nath Charbhuja ji came in a dream and said, “You devotees have to serve me.  Where the cow gives milk, there is my idol below, worshiping me after getting the installation done, Suraji's eyes opened after hearing so much, as a child, Prabhu appeared in front of him and seeing Suraji ji was scared and said, how can I serve God in my service.  The cow buffalo at home keeps threads in my house every day, if I give birth to a baby buffalo, how can I do this? Prabhu said that if the devotee is in your service, then you will obey even if you do the opposite and not the cow buffalo thread  I will agree but do not keep sheep goat even today, priests of Charbhuja ji do not keep sheep goat

Suraji again in Mangal Vela

Prabhu's idol, who removed the idol from Ganga Devi's Vanga and installed it in the temple. After this, the worship of Charbhuja Nath is done by worshiping Gopavansh Gurjar Suraji Bagdwal family. There are three gotras in the family

1 Bagdwal 2 Chauhan

3 The traditions of Panchauli Mewar Marwar and the adorable Charbhujanath (Garhbor) temple of Malwa and the limits of service-worship are also unique.  Established in the hands of Pandavas about 5285 years ago, the quadrangular form of Krishna is enthroned.  The priests here have 500 families of the Gurjar community, in which the service-worship is divided according to the Osra.

The tradition of Osra is such that the Osra of some families comes only once in life (from 48 to 50 years), then in a gap of four years, every Amavasya Koosra changes and the next family becomes the chief priest.  Osra was decided years ago according to the number of gotras and families, which is still going on.  No one other than the priest's family is allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple.

The priests remain in the temple till the Osra walks, even if there is a death in the family, the priest, who has been sitting on the roof during the hours, has to live a month's hard tenacity, dignity.  The priests cannot go home until the Osra walks, they have to stay in the temple.  Pooja has to be performed even if there is a death in family or relatives.  One month in the porch of worship, keep away from all kinds of addiction, do not apply soap on the body, perform the limits of celibacy.  In the kitchen of God, the water used in the silver vase is used by the family who plays the porch.  Water is brought in a gold urn for fifteen days at phagotsav and seven days at burning.  Charbhujananath has five darshans throughout the day.  Butter in Mangla, saffron rice, lapsi, plain rice, kasar, milk prasad and gola mishri in the Rajbhog rises. These interesting conch, chakra, mace, shield-sword, spear Thakurji are also revered about the temple.  It is believed that after the installation of the statue, the Pandavas went to Badrinath and sacrificed their lives. The decoration of jewel-studded garlands including peacock crown, banshee is kept open from 8 am to 7.30 pm Darshan of Lord Shiva on Janmashtami.  The tradition of  In Garhbor, a huge fair is held every year on the Ekadashi (Jaljhulani Ekadashi) of the month of Bhadrapada of Charbhujanath.  Every year lakhs of devotees visit Charbhuja Garhbor.  The wishes of the devotees who come here are fulfilled.  Jai Shree Charbhuja Ji Shree Charbhuja Nath Ji Pujari MandirTh 10 km) 43

 

About the templeEdit

The temple was built in 1444AD. According to the inscription inside the temple, village name was Badri, therefore, the idol is considered as BadriNath. The deity of Charbhuja Nath is considered to be miraculous.

The idol of Shri Charbhuja Ji is 85 centimeters high. The four arms of the idol hold conch, discus, mace and a lotus flowers. The discus and the mace symbolize dynamic power, energy and prowess. Gurjars hold a special reverence for this temple. Gurjars attribute a sword and shield as symbol of Gurjar chivalry in every darshan.

The temple is made by mirrors, Lime mortars and Marble. The excellent work of the mirror is done in the original temple. The shutters of the inner temple are made of gold while outer shutters are made of silver. Both outer and inner door of the temple are covered with silver. The temple received huge donation from the states of Mewar and Marwar and many articles of gold and silver are common in daily poojas. The Maharana of the Mewar has a special custom of visiting the temple round a year and offering prayers for the state for its well-being. Garud ji is installed in the other courtyard. Stone elephants are placed on the both sides of the entrance. Temple is in the open space. The temple is visited by lakhs of pilgrims.

Other Temple : 10 km away from Gadhbor, there is another temple of Vishnu named "Roop Narayan" or "Roopji" located in the village Sevantri. Seventri and Gadhbor is connected by motrable road.

HistoryEdit

Then the king Shri Gang Dev got divine instruction in his dream to install the idol to be recovered from water. Then he installed this idol in his garh (fort). It is said the Pandavas also worshiped this idol before proceeding for their last YATRA to Himalaya. To protect this temple about 125 battles have taken place. Many times idol also was submerged in the water for its safety.

Fair on Jhaljhoolni GyarasEdit

A large fair is held in the village on Jhaljhoolni Gyaras every year. Lakhs of devotees come here for worship of lord Charbhuja and get blessings from all over the India.

Jhaljhoolni Gyaras (Ekadashi) is the eleventh day of the bright fortnight of the Bhadrapad month (August/September). This day is specially celebrated in the Charbhuja. Pilgrims come by walking and other means for this day to the village and they get together and take the Lord to the lake nearby for the religious bath with a grand procession. After that they also perform special pooja of the lord. This great procession have many people and used to be welcomed with perfume and flowers.

The festivals of colours, Holi is also celebrated here on a big scale.holi festival is celebrated for 15 days from the day of holi. Similarly some other festivals like Navratris, Janmashtami and Ramanavami.

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