Osian, the Oasis || An ancient village in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India

 One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. 

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

Osian, also known as "Khajuraho of Rajasthan," is a small desert village located in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, India. The village is famous for its ancient Hindu and Jain temples that date back to the 8th century AD. One of the most notable temples in Osian is the Sachiya Mata Temple, dedicated to the goddess of power and prosperity. The temple is known for its intricate carvings and beautiful architecture. 


One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

The temple's architecture is a blend of Rajasthani and Gupta styles and features carvings of elephants, lions, and other animals. The temple is made of red sandstone. The temple also features a number of statues of deities, including Sachiya Mata, Lord Vishnu, and Lord Shiv.

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

One of the most striking features of the temple is the Mandap, which is a large open-air hall that is supported by beautifully carved pillars. It is believed that the goddess Sachiya, who is considered to be the patron goddess of the town of Osian, has the power to grant wishes and provide blessings to those who visit the temple. The temple is open to visitors throughout the year and is a popular destination for tourists and religious pilgrims alike.

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

The Surya Temple in Osian consists of a sanctum sanctorum, which houses the idol of Surya, and a mandapa (hall) in front of it. The temple walls are adorned with intricate carvings of deities and scenes from Hindu mythology. 

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

The idol of Lord Surya in this temple is considered to be one of the most beautiful statues in the temple. The temple also has several other shrines dedicated to various Hindu deities such as Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, and Lord Ganesha.

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

Another popular temple in Osian is the Mahaveer Jain Temple. This temple is also known as the Shri Mahavirji Temple and is dedicated to Lord Mahavir, the 24th and last Tirthankara of Jainism. It was built in the 12th century AD and is considered to be one of the most important Jain temples in the region. The temple is known for its sculptures and impressive architecture.

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

The Jain temple is really clean inside and you are allowed to click picture in the complex, just not in the main chamber. Vijay wasn't allowed in because he was wearing knee-length shorts, but he enjoyed the temple from the outside. 

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

Despite these beautiful temples, we found ourselves getting lost in the city. All roads seemed to lead to the Sachiya Mata Temple. It took us forever to find the Sun Temple and then too we are not sure if we found the right one. 

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

On the outskirts of the village, there were a few dilapidated temples that looked quite beautiful as well. Even though the roads leading up to them did not look so inviting, we did drive up to click a few pictures.  

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.


Though Osian is also referred to as an oasis in the desert, we would like to state that it is nothing like the oasis of your imagination. It feels like any other crowded city with narrow streets, too much traffic, and feral cattle roaming around everywhere. 

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

You need to have patience to explore it. And it is best to find a parking spot (available at the entry of the street leading up to the Sachiya Mata temple) and then explore the village on foot. 

One of the many advantages of a road trip is the flexibility to make a stop whenever there is a need and explore the places on the route. We leveraged this extensively during our travel across Rajasthan recently and while doing that came across some very interesting stops. One of these was Osian, and ancient town in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan.

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