"Rani Sati Ji Mela Jhunjnunu Agust" Fatehpur Local Custom Tip by RAJASTHANBYCAR
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Rani Sati Temple
The temple commemorates an act of sati (self immolation at husband pyre) by wife of a merchant in the 1595 AD. The temple has tile and mirror mosaic on the ceiling of the mandapa showing images Rani Sati, wife of Shiva and Durga and Ganesha. Wall painting depict the story of Rani Sati husband being killed by nawab soldier after a tough battle. The paintings also show the act of sati and the chariot carrying the ashes. The temple has been in some controversy as modern society and especially feminist groups decry such acts.
Every year on the occasion of BHADO AMAVASYA an egregious PUJANUTSAV is held in Jhunjhunu and for which millions of followers and worshippers congregate thereat from early morning and stand in queue to have a glimpse of the majestic Shri Rani Satiji.
There is no statue or image of any female or male at the mandir,a trident in the form of power and force is worshipped which according to the Hindu Philosophy is the supreme might.
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