Famous Temples in Jaipur

Galta  ji Temple

Galta Ghat “The Monkey Temple” :- The temple is part of a larger temple complex, which also has three sacred pools of water. One of the pools has been taken over by thousands of monkeys that congregate there to swim and bathe .

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Birla Mandir

Made of pure white marble, the temple walls adorn the carvings of the scenes of mythology and quotes from Gita. Main highlight of the temple is the images of Laxmi and Vishnu sculpted out of a single piece of marble.

 

Shila Devi Temple

Towards the end of sixteenth century, Maharaja Mansingh brought the statue of the goddess Shila Mata from the eastern part of Bengal. In the kingdom of Pratapaditya, Maharaja Mansingh received a defeat at the hands of king Kedar. Humiliated and depressed, the Maharaja worshipped goddess Kali to please her and receive her blessings so as to change his defeat into victory. Kali  appeared in a dream to bless him. The goddess also obtained a promise from the Maharaja that he would establish her shrine in his capital. The idol of goddess was recovered from sea in the form of a Shila (Slab) and it was brought to Amer when cleaned and washed, the present idol appeared. This is why the goddess is named as Shila Mata.

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Govind Dev Ji Temple

The temple of Govind Dev Ji is one of the most sacred and famous tourist destinations in India. It is located in the City Palace complex, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The deity, Govind Dev Ji, is none other than Lord Shri Krishna himself. It is believed that the image in this temple looks exactly how Lord Krishna looked during his incarnation on earth. The idol was originally kept in the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh and was later brought to Jaipur by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, a staunch devotee of Lord Krishna. The idol of Govind Dev Ji is strikingly beautiful for its complete resemblance with Lord Krishna, and the temple is placed between Chandra Mahal and Badal Mahal in the City Palace complex. Every day, various ‘Aartis’ and ‘Prasad’ or ‘Bhogs’ are offered at the temple, at seven different times. The festival of Janmashtami is among the most important ones celebrated here as it commemorates the birth of Lord Krishna.

 

Moti Dungari Temple

The Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple was constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in the early eighteenth century, and continues to be one the most popular tourist destinations in Jaipur. Situated in the heart of Jaipur, the Moti Dungri temple is perched on a small hill, and is surrounded by an exotic palace. In the recent past, the palace was home to Rajmata Gaytri Devi, but now, the palace is locked to public, with the temple being the only tourist location. The highlight of this place is the famous and auspicious temple of Lord Ganesha, which is frequently visited by the inhabitants of Jaipur, and other tourists from around the world. In modern times, it is said that thousands of devotees flock the temple on a daily basis and it is considered to be one of the most important religious structures in Jaipur. The temple is nestled by the beautiful palace, called the Moti Dungri palace, which is an imitation of a popular Scottish castle.

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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Neelkanth Mahadev Mandir is a beautiful temple housing amazing carvings of Lord Mahadev and other deities including Parvati, Nandi and Hanuman. Numerous people come here to offer their prayers and take in return the blessings from the great lord. You will observe many people paying tribute to Shivling and Navratan as well.

 

Garh Ganesh Temple

Garh Ganesha Temple is devoted to Lord Ganesha. It is believed that Ganesha is present in the temple in the form of small child – Purushakriti. Located at the top in he Aravali hills, close to the Nahargarh hill. In the Garh Ganesha temple, Lord Ganesha is established in the statue of child Ganesha – Vigra Purushakriti (without trunk).

Garh Ganesha temple was build by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh – I when he performed the “Ashwamegha Yagya” before the establishment of Jaipur. He made the shrine and place the statue of Lord Ganesha. After that he kept the foundation stone of Jaipur. He also kept the statue in such a way that Maharaja could be able to see the statue with the help of binoculars from the Chandra Mahal of City Palace, Jaipur. Garh Ganesh also has ‘Dhwajadheesh’ Ganesha’s temple of Bari-Chaupar as its part.

On the Ganesh Chaturthi in Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha, the fair of five days is organised every year.Also on the first wednesday after “Diwali”, ‘anna-koot’ is celebrated on the temple and on last wednesday ‘Paush month’ is celebrated by organising ‘Paush bade’. The total arrangement and management of the temple is overlooked by ‘Audhchya’ family. Presently honourable Shri Pradeep Audichya is the chief priest of the Garh Ganesh temple. He is the 13th priest of the temple.

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Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple is a very famous tourist attraction in Jaipur. The brilliant carvings and the fabulous view of the lush green surroundings inside this temple makes it a place worth visiting. The temple is dedicated to Lord Narayana, the Vedic Supreme God.

 

Iskcon Temple

In September 1965, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada left the shores of India to fulfill the prophesy made five hundred years ago by Lord Chaitanya that His names would be chanted in every town & village of the world. In this Kali-Yuga, the centers of Krishna Consciousness are like oases in the desert. One such oasis of spiritual shelter will be the ISKCON Sri Sri Giridhari Dauji Temple. Srila Prabhupada has delivered Sri Sri Radha Govindaji to the whole world. It was his expressed desire to have a very beautiful ISKCON Temple in Jaipur.

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