Mahansar

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Mahansar, Shekhawati

Mahansar, a quaint little town in the Shekhawati region, was founded in 1768 by the Shekhawat Thakurs. It is located in Jhunjhunu district.

Apart from the exquisite painted havelis and murals, it is quite popular for its heritage liquour which has been dubbed as ‘Mahansar Wine’.

Mahansar Fort

Mahansar Fort was founded by Thakur Nahar Singh in 1768. The Thakurs of Mahansar were vested with judicial powers and any orders passed by the Mahansar Thakurs were not appeal-able.

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Mahansar Fort

This fort palace has been converted into a Heritage Hotel managed by Kunwar Bhagwati Singh, a descendant of Thakur Nahar Singh.

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Mahansar Fort

Cenotaphs

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Cenotaph

Sone Ki Dukan

Sone ki Dukan (Jewellery shop), built in 1846, is the highlight of this sleepy hamlet.

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View from the main door

The murals incorporate gold leaf in its intricate designs.

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Murals

The paintings depict scenes from the Ramayana, incarnations of Lord Vishnu, and life of Lord Krishna.

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Murals

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Mural depicting scenes from the Ramayana

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Murals

This haveli has three vaulted ceilings which are covered with intricate paintings.

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Painted Ceiling

Dancing Hall

Constructed in an elaborate manner, the dancing hall is known for its murals and Belgian chandeliers.

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Central Courtyard

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Dancing Hall

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Framed Art

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Belgian Chandeliers

Shri Raghunathji Temple

Dedicated to Shri Raghunath, this beautiful temple houses paintings from the Bikaner school of art.

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Exterior Facade

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Central Courtyard

5 Responses to Mahansar

  1. joshi daniel May 31, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    beautiful!

    • Madhu Nair May 31, 2011 at 10:23 am #

      Thanks, Joshi!

      • Nisar khan October 4, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

        amazing

      • Nisar khan October 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

        good work

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