Laxmangarh city in Sikar


Laxmangarh or Lachhmangarh or Lakshmangarh (Hindi: लक्ष्मणगढ) is a town in Sikar District of Rajasthan State in India. It is sub divisional Headquarter of the Laxmangarh sub division in Sikar District. It is also Tehsil Headquarter of the Laxmangarh Tehsil in Sikar District. Laxmangarh is also Panchayat samiti Headquarter of the Laxmangarh Panchayat samiti in Sikar District. It is situated on National Highway-11 at a distance of 24 km from Sikar in north.

Dagra is a village near Laxmangarh and located approx 8km west of the town.

The religious temple of Balaji at Salasar is 30 km west to the town and is connected with a state highway. The road witness heavy to very heavy traffic on the Saturdays and Tuesdays. The road is also accident prone. The administration is looking for an alternate parallel road from NH 11 to Salasar( From Khori Badi, Hapas via Somani Balaji, Sola and Mangluna). The preliminary survey have been carried out and the work will start soon

One get to Laxmangarh by bus, or you could take a meter gauge train from Sikar. About 50 m north of the bus stand through the busy bazaar, a wide cobblestone path wends its way up the east side of the fort. There’s a sign advising that the fort is private property, but there’s a good view from the top of the ramp before the main entrance. From here you can see the layout of the double Char Chowk Haveli, below and to the north-east. Head for this haveli when you descend the ramp.
Beneath the cave on the northern external wall of the Char Chowk Haveli is a picture of a bird standing on an elephant with another elephant in its beak. The large paintings on the facade of the northern face have mostly faded, and the paintings in the outer downstairs courtyard are covered by blue wash. The paintings in the inner courtyard are fairly well preserved. The wails and ceiling of a small upstairs room on the east side of the northern haveli are completely covered with paintings. It has some explicit erotic images, but is very badly illuminated, so although they’re well preserved you’ll need a flashlight to examine them properly.
In the same building, a room in the northwest corner retains floral swirls and motifs on the ceiling with scenes from the Krishna legends interspersed with inlaid mirrors. The black and white rectangular designs on the lower walls create a marbled effect. No one lives in the haveli now, but there may be someone around who will open it for you (for a small fee). The front facade is in very poor condition at the lower levels, with the plaster crumbling and the bricks exposed. The southern haveli is still inhabited.
About 50 m east of this haveli is the large Radhi Murlimanohar Temple, which dates from 1845. It retains a few paintings beneath the eaves and some sculptures of deities around the external walls. To the south of this temple is the busy bazaar, flanked by a series of uniform shops whose overhanging balconies have three scalloped open arches flanked by two blank arches with lattice friezes. The shops were constructed in the mid-l9th century by a branch of the Poddar family known as Ganeriwala, who hailed from the village of Ganeri.
If you turn left at the first intersection south of the temple, on the corner of the first laneway on the left is the Chetram Sanganeeria Haveli. The lower paintings on the west wall are badly damaged: the plaster has peeled away and concrete rendering has been applied. Paintings on this wall include a woman in a swing suspended from a tree; a woman spinning; a man dancing on a pole balancing knives; people enjoying a ride on a Ferris wheel; a man ploughing fields with oxen; and men sawing timber.






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