The Unexplored Rajasthan: Osian

This name has been acquired by Osian also known as ‘Rajasthan Khajuraho’ due to its various temples, some historic culture. It is the former temple town of Rajasthan, in western India, 65 km north of Jodhpur. The Jains and Hindus live here as some of their main shrines are situated in this lovely area. The Surya or sunny temples, the Sachiya Mata Temple, and the main Jain temple dedicated to Lord Mahavira are among the many temples which these city hosts. Set in golden dunes, from the Sachiya Mata Temple one can get a magnificent view of this location. This is a very divine place to visit.

How to reach Osian

By Air: The closest airport to Osian is Jodhpur. The air link is given to towns like Delhi, Mumbai, and Udaipur. The nearest international airport is Delhi (560 km).

By Rail: Jodhpur is the closest train station 70 km from Osian. Trains to Jodhpur run daily from Mumbai, Delhi, Jaisalmer, Guwahati, Bikaner.

By Road: Osian is linked to the nearest cities and towns by frequent bus services. Osian Bican, Jodhpur, and Jaipur in Rajasthan link private and public buses. There are also frequent bus services from Delhi.

Best time to visit Osian

The best months to visit Osian are from November to March. Osian is a place to visit all year round. The temperatures are at their extremes all over the year. With temperatures of up to 42 degrees Celsius, the summers are insupportable. In the winter, the average daily temperature is 26 ° C, while at the night it is colder than 9 ° C. The weather very cools. The best time would be from November to March to visit this location.

Famous places to visit Osian

Shri Mahavir Ji 

The famous Jain pilgrimage site is Shri Mahavir Ji. It is situated in the village of Shri Mahaveerji, on the outskirts of Hindu Block, Karauli in Rajasthan. The Indian Railways has specially set up the train station under the West Central rail area by the name of a train station, Shri Mahabirji, which is located 10 minutes from the temple.

Sun Temple

The town of Osian in the Jodhpur District, in West India, is an ancient town. Osian is also spelled Osiyan. In the Thar Desert, it’s an oasis. The city is a village of panchayat and Osian Tehsil headquarters. It is 69 km north of Jodhpur, on the main Jodhpur-Bikaner Highway. The Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway is under construction and passes this city. The cluster of the ruined temples of the Hindu and Jain from the 8th and 12th centuries was famous as Osian. The Temple of Surya, the Temple of the Light, Sachia Mata, and the temple of the Jain dedicated to Mahavira stands out in their grace and architecture. The town was one of the most important religious centers of the Kingdom of Marwar during the dynasty of the Gurjara Pratihara. This is a beautiful place to visit.

Sacchayee Mata Temple

The temple is a great tourist attraction and it is dedicated to the goddess Sacchaiee Mata, incarnation of Goddess Durga. The Radha, Lord Krishna, and the other incarnations of Lord Vishnu are small shrines. Especially during Navratri, many devotees come to the temple to pray.


The temples of three Lord Harihara (Lord Shiva’s union and Lord Vishnu) are here. In the 8th century, the third temple was built a century later, when two temples were built. Temples are very advanced in design and sculpture. This is a place of worship and you will get peace after your visit here.

Shri Mandore Bheruji

The city of Mandor Garden in the Indian state of Rajasthan is situated 9 km north of the city of Jodhpur, is named the birthplace of the wife of Ravana, mandodari, and was a former city and the seat of the Mandavyapura Pratiharas, who in the 6th century CE ruled the territory. In Mandore, the Pratihara family continued to rule, even after the Gurjara-Pratihara disintegration. This is a very famous historic place.

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