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Mount Abu – Famous Hill Station

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By Smitakshi Guha

A famous hill station located in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu is known for its multi dimensional significances when it comes to religion, art, culture, and architecture. It shares a close border with the state of Gujarat and is often referred to as the “oasis in the deserts,” in many manuscripts due to the fact that its tall heights are home to a plethora of dense forests, lakes, rivers, as well as waterfalls.

The place was anciently known by the name of Arbudaanchal and is very rich in culture and history. When it comes to religion, the place makes a popular Hindu pilgrim center, housing a list of popular Hindu temples, which include the Adhar Devi Temple, also called the Arbuda Devi Temple, the Shri Raghunathji Temple, which is a popular shrine dedicated to Dattareya, and then the famous Dilwara Temples, a list of renowned Jain temples, all of which were carved with white marbles, displaying a magnanimously impressive architecture.

The place also serves as the headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris and also consists of a famous Durga Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga. Other than these significant religious structures, Mount Abu also has a very popular wildlife sanctuary, which garners a lot of tourist attention.

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