9 Famous Temples In Jaipur
The Pink City of India, Jaipur houses many beautiful temples. Here’s a list of 9 such temples.
Galtaji temple is an ancient temple site in the town of Khania-Balaji, 10 km away from Jaipur which consists of several temples and sacred water tanks in which pilgrimage bathe. Within the complex, there are temples dedicated to Gods such as Balaji and Surya or the Sun God. There’s also a temple called Ramgopalji which is known as Monkey temple since a large tribe of monkeys live there. MakarSankranti is the most prominent festival celebrated here.
Birla Mandir In Jaipur:
Birla Mandir is located on an elevated ground at the base of MotiDungari hill in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The fairly new construction built in 1988 by Birla Group of Industries looks magnificent when brightly lit at night. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The temple has three stunning huge domes. It is surrounded by lavish green gardens.
Shila Devi Temple:
Shila Devi temple located in Amber fort is dedicated to the famous idol of Goddess Durga. The idol of MaaDurga was brought from Jessore by Raja Maan Singh I of Amber. The temple celebrates the nine days of Navaratri and on the sixth day of the festival, special prayers are offered to the Goddess. People from all over Jaipur flock to the place to offer their prayers to Shila Devi.
Govind DevJi Temple:
Givind DevJi temple is a Hindu temple located in the City Palace complex and is dedicated GovindDevJi, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. The presiding deity’s image was especially brought to the temple from Vrindavan the founder of Jaipur, Raja Sawai Jai Singh II. The temple celebrates almost all Hindu festivals throughout the year such as Ram Navami, Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Navratra, Deepawali, KartikaPurnima and many others.
KanakVrindavan is originally a garden located in on the way to Amer Fort surrounded by Aravali Hills. The garden complex also houses a temple with a series of fountains, gorgeous marble decorations and intricate designs of ‘chhatris’, mirror work and ‘jali’ work on the walls of the temple. The temple is dedicated to GovindDevji or Lord Krishna.
Moti Dungri Temple:
MotiDungri temple was built in the 18th century by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal is a major tourist attraction dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The temple is situated on top of a small hillock and is surrounded by an exquisite palace. The temple is considered to be one of the most prominent religious places of Jaipur as many devotees flock to the place to worship the deity.
Tejaji temple is a religious place located in Jaipur is dedicated to Veer Teja or Tejaji, a famous folk deity. The temple has an interesting history which is believed that Veer Teja was born to Chaudhary Tahar and Sugna of NavangshiJats family was born as a blessing by the Naga deity. People all over from Jaipur visit the temple to offer prayers to the deity.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple:
NeelkanthMahadev temple is a Hindu temple located in the city of Jaipur is a temple complex mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva or Mahadev in the form of Shiva lingam. There are also other idols of deities such as Goddess Parvati, Lord Hanuman and Nandi bull. Numerous pilgrims flock to the place to offer their prayers and seek blessings from Lord Shiva in this temple.
Garh Ganesh Mandir:
Garh Ganesh Mandir dedicated to Lord Ganesha is an old temple near Jaigarh and Nagargarh Fort which was built by King Hammer. The temple has mantras and beautiful paintings on its wall which makes it exquisitely attractive. The idol of Lord Ganesha is adorned with gold and silver ornaments. There are also idols of RidhiSidhi who is Ganesha’s wife, Subh and Labh who are their sons and Ganesha’s vehicle mouse.