One of the earliest dated temples in Rajasthan, known as the Sitaleswara temple was founded in A.D. 689. The temple consists of a garbhagriha, a vestibule and a mukhamandapa. The hypostyle sabhamandapa is later by two centuries and is supported on twenty-six exquisitely carved pillars. The sanctum has prominent niche-shrines on the cardinal offsets. The podium-mouldings are bold and simple, the kalasa moulding being replaced by a band of lotus-scrolls. The pillars show vase-and-foliage motif. The temple is dedicated to lord Siva with Lakulisa shown as lalatabimba. Among other temples at the site are the Kalika Devi Temple, Mahadeva (Lakulisa) Temple, the Vishnu Temple and the Varaha Temple.
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Notification No. Act No. LXXI  of 1951 dated 28.11.1951
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Ownership Status Government
Topographical Features Situated on the left bank of the Chandrabhaga river.
1 A. Cunningham, Archaeological Survey of India, Four Reports made during the years 1862-63-64-65, Vol. II (reprint, Varanasi 1972);
2 A. Cunningham, Archaeological Survey of India,  Report of a Tour in the Panjab and Rajputana in 1883-84, Vol. XXIII (reprint, Varanasi 1972);
3 Chandramani Singh (ed.), Protected Monuments of Rajasthan (Jaipur 2002) and Krishna Deva, Temples of India (New Delhi 1995). 
Locality Tehsil District State
Jhalrapatan Jhalrapatan Jhalawar Rajasthan