Shree Ram Janardan Mandir

The temples of Ram and Janardan (Vishnu)

Shri Ram Janardan Mandir Ujjain

A maratha temple constructed in 17th century.

Shree Ram Janardan Temple in the Ankpat Kshetra constructed in 17th century. It has the temples of Shree Ram and Janardan (Vishnu). The site appears to have been an ancient temple site as many of the images installed therein belong to the tenth and the twelfth centuries. That should place this site to the period of the Parmaras. Later, the Marathas constructed a boundary wall around it and a kund during the 18th century. Such fortifications in and around the temples also acted as defence against attacks.

Shree Ram Janardan temple was constructed by Mirza Raja Jaisingh in the Seventeenth Century, presently it is in an eye-catching look. An outstanding structural elegance. The Maratha Kings added some of the structures in the temples in the eighteenth century. The imposing pictures on the walls of the temples add the charm of the temples.

These fabulous shrines also houses some amazing sculptures which dates back to the 11th and 12th century. The image of Govardhandhari Krishna, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh are very striking for their architectural grandeur and sculptural excellences. It is certain that these awe-inspiring shrines are worthy enough to catch the attention of not only the devotee but also a casual visitor.

This complex has paintings in the Maratha style depicting the scenes from the life of Ram and Krishna. It is a beautiful example of the Maratha art. It was during the Maratha rule that Ujjain became the meeting ground of painters of the Poona and Kangra styles. The impact of the two different styles of painting is distinctive. The examples of Maratha style are found in the temples of Ram Janardan, Kal Bhairav, Kalpeshwar and Tilakeshwar while the traditional Malwa style can be seen in the Sandipani Ashram and in many large houses of local seths.