The Osian Temple is situated about 65 km north of Jodhpur city in a small village, Osian. There is an array of about 100 ruined Jain and Hindu temples in the Osian village that back dates to the 8th and 12 century. Osian is located on the boundary of the thar desert, on the Jodhpur- Bikaner highway.It is also known as the ‘Kajuraho of Rajasthan’. The city of Osiyan is said to have founded by Utpaladeva, who was a Rajput Prince belonging to Pratihara Dynasty. In those times, the city was named as Ukesha or Upkeshapur and was a major religious centre of the kingdom.
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How to Reach:
The nearest railway station is Jodhpur which is 61 km away. All the major trains halt at Jodhpur. Taxis can be hired from Jodhpur to travel to Osian.
Jodhpur – Bikaner Highway, Osian, Rajasthan 342303