World's first Om-shaped Temple Inaugurated in Rajasthan

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The world's first temple in the shape of the iconic Om symbol was inaugurated in Jadan village of Pali district of Rajasthan.

An Overview of the News

  • The construction of this temple started about thirty years ago, the foundation stone of which was laid in 1995.

  • The shape of the temple mimics the sacred Om symbol, the first of its kind globally.

Structural Features

  • More than 400 people are working on this project spread over 250 acres.

  • It has 1,008 idols of Lord Mahadev and 12 Jyotirlingas.

  • It is supported by 2,000 pillars at a height of 135 feet.

  • Its complex comprises 108 rooms.

  • The central center is the Samadhi of Guru Madhavanand Ji.

  • At the apex of the temple lies a sanctum embellished with a shivling made from a rhinestone obtained from the Bansi hill of Dholpur.

  • A huge tank with a capacity of 2 lakh tonnes has been built beneath the temple complex.


  • Jadan village is located on National Highway 62, about 71 km from Jodhpur Airport.

  • For easy accessibility, travelers can reach Marwar Junction via trains from Delhi to Ahmedabad.

Architectural Style

  • Follows the Nagar style prevalent in North India.

  • A huge layout with the Om symbol is spread over a radius of about half a kilometer.

About Rajasthan

Chief Minister - Bhajan Lal Sharma

Capital - Jaipur (Executive Branch)

Governor - Kalraj Mishra

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