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Hinduism - Where Is Rajasthan In India?


 (Land of Kings) A modern Indian state on the Pakistani border between the provinces of Punjab and Gujarat, formed by the amalgamation of a network of princely kingdoms with Ajmer, which was formerly under British control.

Rajasthan's well-entrenched martial culture may be traced back to these principalities, which were remnants of minor kingdoms that were generally preserved by force of arms.

Many towns in Rajasthan feature enormous forts that were formerly used as defensive strongholds but are now major tourist attractions.

The Aravalli Hills divide the state throughout its length, generating two separate climate zones.

The south receives more rainfall and has historically been more densely inhabited, whilst the north progressively fades into the Thar Desert, which has recently been made cultivable by a system of irrigation canals.

While Pushkar is the most prominent pilgrimage destination in the state, there are many more interesting places to visit.

Among these, the Hanuman temple in Mehndipur has achieved regional prominence as a place for treating mental illness, while the Karni Mata temple in Deshnok is known for its holy rats.

Christine Nivin et al., India. 8th ed., Lonely Planet, 1998, is an accessible resource for general information on Rajasthan and all of India's regions.


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Hinduism - Where Is Mehndipur In India?

 


Between the towns of Agra and Jaipur is a village in Rajasthan's southern area.

The temple to the deity Balaji, who is said to be a version of the monkey god Hanuman, is the village's most famous attraction.

People who have been possessed by demonic spirits seek Balaji's help to be cured.

Sudhir Kakar, Shamans, Mystics, and Doctors, 1991, discusses the language of possession and exorcism in depth.


You may also want to read more about Hinduism here.

Be sure to check out my writings on religion here.