Osian Rajasthan


Unfortunately, this board continues to exist. Practically speaking, the temple today allows entry to Hindus of all communities Buddhist, Jain and Sikh. Note that ISKCON devotees (including foreigners) who are not Hindu by birth are not allowed entry into the temple.

Why is Osian famous?

Osian is famous as home to the cluster of ruined Hindu and Jain temples dating from the 8th to 12th centuries. The city was a major religious centre of the kingdom of Marwar during the Gurjara Pratihara dynasty.

Which is better jaisalmer or Osian?

Osian is the perfect place if you want a desert experience but don’t want to visit the more popular Jaisalmer.

How many Hindu and Jain temples are there in Osian?

There is an array of about 100 ruined Jain and Hindu temples in the Osian village that backdates to the 8th and 12 centuries. Osian is located on the boundary of the Thar desert, on the Jodhpur- Bikaner highway. It is also known as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’.

What does the name Osian mean?

little deer
Osian (Welsh pronunciation: [ˈɔʃan], English: /ˈɒʃən/ OSH-ən) is a Welsh masculine given name, derived from the Irish legendary poet and warrior Oisín. The name is derived from the Irish for little deer. Osian was the 22nd most popular name for baby boys in Wales in 2017.

How is the road from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer?

The direct route from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer is around 281 km which is roughly 175 miles. The entire road stretch is a paved National Highway. However, with the detours that we highly recommend (i.e., travel via Pokhran), the distance will be around 307 km (190 miles).

Which month is best for Jaisalmer?

The best time to visit Jaisalmer is between October and March, when the temperature in this culture-rich place is between 10°c to 27°c. Being a desert city, winter is the best season to visit Jaisalmer as the sun is perfect for all the sightseeing that the place is famous for.

Is 2 Nights enough for Jaisalmer?

You just cannot miss this experience among all the things to do in your Jaisalmer itinerary for 2 days. I booked a desert safari costing INR 1900 via Zostel Jaisalmer, where I was staying. The safari included a jeep ride to Kuldhara village, going via the desert oasis to the sam sand dunes in the Thar desert.

Which desert safari is best in Rajasthan?

We have listed some of the best Camel Safaris in Rajasthan that you must check during your next trip to this paradise on earth.
Jaisalmer Royal Desert Safari.
Jodhpur Farm Camel Safari.
Moving Camel Camp Safari In Bikaner.
Half-Day Sunrise Camel Safari In Jaisalmer.
Overnight Camel Safari In Pushkar.

Did Hindu kings destroy Jain temples?

There are umpteen examples of the destruction of Hindu temples by Hindu invaders and of Jain temples and Buddhist viharas by Hindu kings. Besides, a number of mosques were demolished during Partition in India, just as temples were demolished across the border.


Non-Jain are allowed between 12PM-6PM and all types of phones are restricted. Jains can go to temple any time, only thing they need to remember is Namokar mantra.


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