The Rani Sati Temple

The Rani Sati temple is early 19th century and is situated at Jhunjhunu which is approximately 10 kms from the Piramal Haveli. Rani Sati was a bride of a young, local Agrawal man, who died in warfare. His young wife immolated herself on his funeral pyre to become a Sati. The site of her sacrifice is now marked with a memorial temple which was built in her memory by her father-in-law. Though Sati was banned by law in 1829 by the British and many 19th century social reformers spoke against it, an aura has remained around this cruel practice and a Sati was recorded as late as 2008.