Abhaneri in Rajasthan
Abhaneri is a small but beautiful village in Rajasthan, famous for medieval monuments. The place is attracted by travel lovers for its amazing step wells or baoris and the ancient Harshat Mata Temple. It is believed that the celebrated king Raja Chand of Nikumbh Rajputs of Chauhan dynasty established this hamlet.
The village is so called because the local Goddess Harshat Mata who is shown portrayed in a joyous mood is believed to spread brightness or "abha" all around. The village's original name was Abha Nagri now changed to Abhaneri.
This village is noted for Chand Baori, a vast well with flights of steps and the Harshat Mata temple where one can see the architectural and sculptural styles of tenth century Rajasthan, India.