Chopra Shiva Temple

Chopra Shiva Temple
Vital Information for Visitors

Chopra Shiva Temple, Agra-Gwalior Highway, Near Bus Stand, Dholpur Rajasthan

Open & Close:

Open on all days


05:00 AM to 12:00 PM (morning)

05:00 PM to 09:00 PM (evening)


06:00 AM to 12:00 PM (morning)

04:00 PM to 09:00 PM (evening)

Entry Fees:



Approx 30 minutes

Desdicated To:

Lord Shiva

Famous for:

Oldest temple in Chambal region; Mahashivratri Festival

Chopra Temple is the oldest Mahadev temple in Dholpur. Intricately carved and 45 meter high Chopra Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located near the Gwalior-Agra road and is a monument of great architectural beauty. The temple had been built by Rajdhar Kanhaiya Lal who was ‘diwan’ in the royal court of Maharawal Bhagwant Singh. Diwan Rajdhar Kanhaiya Lal was maternal uncle (‘Mama’) of the Maharawal. A stone-built stair of twenty five steps lead to the plinth of the temple. The temple is unique from the architectural perspective. Its unique sanctum sanctorum (‘Garbhagriha’) is octagonal in shape. It has eight doors in its eight walls. Constructed in 1856, Chopra Temple is marked with delicately and tastefully chiseled sculptures on walls, doors and spire. This Shiva temple is a beautiful example of the 19th century Nagara style of north India temple architecture. The temple campus is located adjacent to a water tank (kund). Though the temple holds great esteem among the devotees, particularly in the Chambal region, and is maintained nicely but the adjoining tank (kund) is in shamble due to the absence of maintenance. Its importance in region can be understood by the fact that Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Shri Jayendra Saraswati has also come to Chopra Mahadev Temple for worship and do ‘shringaar’ of the presiding deity Lord Shiva. During Hindu festival of Mahashivratri, a large cache of devotees throng here to worship Lord Shiva and be blessed.

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