Diggi Kalyan Ji temple is also termed as Shri Kalyan temple. The temple is located in the Malpura tehsil of Tonk district of Rajasthan. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and as per local beliefs, this temple was built around 5600 years. This blog post will help you with all the relevant information about traveling from Jaipur to Diggi Kalyan Ji.
Located at a distance of 82 km from the capital city Jaipur, Diggi Kalyan Temple is one of the most important places of worship in Rajasthan. It is believed that the present temple was constructed by Rana Sangram Singh Ji of the Mewar Dynasty in the year 1527 AD.
The date of establishment is said to be the Shukla Paksha Trayodashi of the Jayeshtha Month of the Hindu calendar. Tiwari Brahmins assisted in the establishment of the temple.
Distance between Jaipur and Diggi Kalyanpura – 90 km by road
Diggi Kalyan Darshan Timings
The temple opens at 4:30 in the morning and closes at 9 in the night.
|Mangala||5 AM||4 AM|
|Shringar||7 AM||6 AM|
|Bhog||2 PM||2 PM|
|Shayan||2:30 PM||2:30 PM|
|Jagran||3:30 PM||4 PM|
|Sham Aarti||6:30 PM||7:30 PM|
|Bhog||7:30 PM||9 PM|
|Shayan||9 PM||10 PM|
Please note that the Darshan timings vary in the winters and summer seasons.
Story of Diggi Kalyanpura
The Temple has a very interesting story behind its existence. A very beautiful Apsara named Urvashi was dancing in the court of Lord Indra in the Swarga Lok for the appeasement of the Devta. Accidently she laughed during the performance and this made Lord Indra upset. Upon which he expelled the dancer from Swarga Lok for 12 years and as a result, she came to the Mrityu Lok earth. She started spending her time in the devotion of the sages.
It was during one such day that King Digwa saw her in a forest and instantly he got attracted to her divine beauty. He decided to propose to her but Urvashi declined the offer narrating the story of her being an Apsara in Lord Indra’s count and the unfortunate incident when she was expelled from the court.
When after the completion of the punishment, Lord Indra came to bring Urvashi back King Digwa challenged him. King Digwa himself was a strong warrior. The war went on and no one was able to win. Then Lord Indra cunningly cheated and defeated the King. Apsara Urvashi cursed King Digwa with leprosy.
Later King Digwa devoted his life in the penance for Lord Vishnu in the Shree Kalyan Region. Vishu Bhagwan was pleased with the penance and said to the king that he will find a statue of Lord Vishnu near the river. The King started the journey and his chariot stopped at the same place where he fought the Indra Dev.
King Digwa established the temple at the same spot after the ceremonies. Today, this place is famous as the Diggi Kalyan Temple.
Jaipur to Diggi Kalyan Ji Travel Info
The best way to reach Diggi Kalyanpura from Jaipur is via road. You can easily drive to Diggi Kalyanpura from Jaipur, it is also comparatively cost-efficient and will take around 1 hr. 15 min, you can also take a bus or a taxi from Jaipur to Diggi Kalyanpura as per your convenience.
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Nearest railway station: Banasthali Niwai (68.9 km)
Nearest airport: Jaipur International Airport (70 km)
Nearest bus stand: NA