Baran is a popular district in the state of Rajasthan. The place is covered with forests of Sagavan, Kher, Salan, and Gargsari and the river Kalisindh flows through the region. It was ruled by the Solanki Rajputs during the 14th and 15th centuries.
As per Hindu mythology, Goddess Sita gave birth to their sons Luv and Kush at this place. It is believed that Sita used to live here with her sons when she left Ayodhya. A temple dedicated to Goddess Sita is also located here. Sitabari Mela, a popular fair is held here every year.
Some of the famous religious sites of Baran include the Bhand Devra Temple, the Brahmani Mataji Temple, and the Manihara Mahadev Mandir. In the Atru Tehsil of Baran, travelers can see the remains of Garhgachh. These include the ancient temples that were constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries.
The Bhand Devra Temple is one of the famous shrines of Baran. Also known as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’, this temple is situated at a distance of 40 km from Baran on the Ramgarh Hill. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva and was constructed in the 10th century. The famous temples of Kenai and Annapurna Devi are also located on this hill.