There is, almost, a road which wends its way east by south from Nawalgarh to Parasrampura, (approximately 15 kilometres), then on to Udaipurwati. My driver, otherwise very patient, lost his "kewl" and turned off into a sandy nullah (the dried up bed of a former river long vanished), with the consequence we became stuck. Fortunately for us, a truck filled with young local men stopped, they jumped down, and proceeded to push us backward on to the firmer base called "the road". Our intent was to visit the Chhatri of Sardul Singh (completed and painted in 1750), and the Gopinath Temple (built in 1742, the year he died).
Sardul Singh was the father of five sons who formed the Panchpana in Shekhawati. He lived in the village some of his life, and indeed spent the final years here. There was a small fort, but I cannot recall seeing any sign of it. The Gopinath Temple is still active, small and dark, and its decoration was never completed. This photograph shows his chhatri which, along with others, occupies a walled compound not far from the temple.
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