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Sri Ganganagar is a planned city and the northern-most city of the Indian state of Rajasthan, near the borders of Haryana and Punjab states and the international border of India and Pakistan. It is the administrative headquarters of Sri Ganganagar district.

Tourist Attractions

  • Bror Village: Ruins of the Indus Valley Civillisation are found here. It is on Anoopgarh-Ramsinghpur road.
  • Anoopgarh Fort is a ruin in the city of Anoopgarh. It was built by Anoop Singh Rathore.
  • The Hindumalkot Border, the Indo-Pak Border, derives its name from Hindumal, the Diwan of Bikaner. Pakistan’s Observation Post can be seen from this site.

Temples and Places for Worship

The landscape of Sri Ganganagar is dotted with temples and religious places. The famous temples in Sri Ganganagar include

  • Gurudwara Buddha Johad Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh brought here head of Massa Ranghar, who was guilty of sacrilege of Amritsar’s Golden Temple.
  • Gayatri shaktipeeth is dedicated to maa Gayatri, the goddess of vedas. the temple is at g-1-a hanuman nagar.
  • Ram Mandir
  • The Gauri Shankar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It was built using sandstone and has two cone-shaped turrets.
  • Sidh Peeth Shri Jhaanki Wale Balaji Ji Mandir
  • Hanumaan Mandir is dedicated to Hanuman in the heart of the city, in L-Block.
  • Balaji Dhaam is on Hanumangarh Road, near the Ridhi Sidhi Enclave. This temple is surrounded by other temples (Sai Dham; Sri Ganapathi Mandir; Srigannapur Shani Dev Mandir; Khatu Shyam Mandir; Maa Chintpurni Durga Mandir and others).
  • Durga Mandir dedicated to goddess Durga, surrounded by a crowded market.
  • Nageshwar jyotirling temple and Sri Jagdamba Charitable Eye Hospital : The jyotirling mandir has a shivling of para (mercury). In this mandir there is a cave (Gufa) which is really amazing and must visit place. Shri Jagdamba Andh Vidhalay located next to the temple is a place where blind and deaf people get education and training.
  • Dada Pamparam’s Dera is at Vijayanagar town, and is the samadhi (tomb) of Baba Pamparam.
  • Rojhri Dham is a complex of religious sites dedicated to the worship of the Hindu deity Hanuman. Dham attracts local worshipers throughout the year. On Chaitra Purnima and Ashvin Purnima every year, large jagrans are organized, where thousands of people assemble to pay homage to the deity. Hanuman Sewa Samiti manages the temple and jagarans. The temple of Hanuman is on the right side of Anupgarh-Bikaner road, about one kilometre from Rojhri Village. It is approximately 55 kilometres from Anupgarh, 22 kilometres from Rawla Mandi, 17 kilometres from Chhatargarh and 185 km south-west of Sri Ganganagar.
  • Chanana-Dham (Chanana shrine): A great temple of Lord Hanumanji is here, built in 1971. It is 36 km from district headquarters on the way to Padampur (Tehsil) on bifurcating road at Chunawad town along with GG canal.
  • In addition to this, religious centres such as Gurudwara Buddha Johad and Shivpuri Kagad are common destination in city – Historical Gurudwara at Buddha Johad is 55 km from Ganganagar in the southwest. This is where Bhai Sukha Singh and Mehtab Singh brought the head of Massa Rangarh (guilty of sacrilege of the Amritsar Golden Temple) and hung it on a tree on 11 August 1740.
  • Laila-Majnu ki Mazar (tomb), Binjaur village. Laila Majnu Ki Mazar is 11 km (6.6 mi) from Anoopgarh on the western side. Here is the so-called mazar of Laila-Majnu. It was built in remembrance of mutual devotion and love between a teacher and a student. A fair is held in June.
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