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Keshorai Patan is around 40 kms from the Bundi city and about 21 kms from Kota .

The small subdivision of Keshorai Patan in Hadoti wears the look of 'Pushkar ' on the night of the full moon. The banks of the River Chambal witness a colorful scene of men and women, clad in fantastic costumes mirrored in the crystal clear waters of the river 'Charmanyavati' or Chambal. The famous temple of Keshorai and the scenic beauty arrest the attention of visitors and speak of its grandeur and glory in silence.

Keshorai Patan was also referred as 'Patan' in the ancient times and it was ruled by king Ranti Dev. It is one of the oldest cities whose past can be traced to ancient times when it was a well-known religious centre. At Keshoraipatan the Chambal river takes a southern twist similar to Kashi (Benaras or Varanasi) and hence has become Devmukhi (facing the lords) thus holding a holy significance.

The place has the flavour for a religious sojourn and a tranquil atmosphere. The mighty river Chambal is unbelievably still here…here the pilgrims take a holy dip in this ladies only ghat (flight of steps leading to the river), before entering the temple to offer prayers to Keshorai or Lord Krishna. Note the two flat bottom boats in the BG, which are used for fishing and cleansing the river of the floating algae.

This is my last post of 2009, as I am leaving for a small trip to Gujarat and would be back only on the second day of the new year.

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