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Religious Places in Jaipur

In the colorful Pink City the temples are as much splendid as the city itself. Most of the temples in Jaipur have been built by the maharajas of the city and as such bear a strong resemblancae with the monuments that constitute the pride of Jaipur. Some of these temples have been built in the premises of the royal buildings of that time. The temples as well the monuments reveal the grandiosity of these Rajputana rulers. The temples are scattered throughout Jaipur, be that plains, foot hills or palaces.

Pilgrimage centre built by maharaja which lie beyond the gardens amidst low hills are delightful spots for religious people. Peace and devotion buzz at such areas. Some ancient temples, pavilions and holy kunds (natural spring and water tanks) occur in lush landscape.

The Holy Places in Jaipur attracts several pilgrims from round the world to its sanctified destination. Jaipur is known for its beautiful temples which were mainly constructed by several royal maharajas. The temples of Jaipur are the pride of the city. The temples of Jaipur shares great resemblance with the ancient historical monuments.

Peace and devotion is quite prevalent among the natives of the city of Jaipur. Jaipur is a grand holy place and is dotted with temples and churches. Temples in Jaipur has a royal touch and splendor which makes it much more magnificent and spectacular.

The landscape of Jaipur is dotted with numerous temples and religious places. It is because of the numerous temples that it is sometimes also known as Chhoti Kashi. Some of the famous temples in Jaipur include Govind Dev Ji Temple, Galtaji, Shri Kali Temple, Sanganeri Gate, Jaipur, Lakshmi Narayan Mandir commonly known as Birla Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, and Panchayati Hall.

Other renowned holy places in Jaipur are Amba Mataji Ka Mandir, Charbujaji Ka Mandir, Kalla Hanuman Mandir, and Tarkeshwar Mahadev. In Shila Mata Temple, which is in Amber fort goddess is worshipped by thousands of devotes. The image of the god came all the way from Jessore by Raja Man Singh.

Jagat Shiromani Temple

Amber Fort, Jaipur Jagat Shiromani Temple was built by Shri Kankawatiji in the year 1601 who was the Maharani of Maharaja Man Singh I who built it in the honor of her beloved son Maharaja Kumar Jagat Singhji. Her son passed away in the year 6th Oct, 1599. The Temple is a famous Lord Krishna temple and is known for its saint-poetess Mira Bai. The temple is famous for its magnificence and fine skills that are well portrayed in the temple.

Govind Devji Temple

Amber Fort, Jaipur The temple is situated along the sprawling Jai Niwas Garden and is lying to the north of Chandra Mahal. The temple is known for the deity Govind Devji, who primarily initiated the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. The temple has an architectural beauty of its own and it’s known for its marvelous splendor. The image of the deity was brought from Vrindavan here by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. According to popular legend, Lord Krishna’s image in the temple looks exactly like Krishna’s form during his incarnation on Earth. The deity originally belonged to Srila Rupa Goswami who was a disciple of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

Galta Ji Temple

Amber Fort, Jaipur Galta ji is a place in Jaipur. It is situated amidst the range of hills vast east of Jaipur. On the top of the hill overlooking the Galta valley is a sun temple. To the east of this temple is a water tank which is fed by a perennial spring of pure-water. Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the town of Khaniya-Balaji Indian state of Rajasthan. The site consists of several temples and sacred kunds in which pilgrims bathe. It is believed that Saint Galav spent his life at Galtaji, practiced meditation, and did penance. The site was of particular importance to the Vaishnavite Ramandandis.

Birla Temple

Amber Fort, Jaipur Birla Mandir, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is part of one of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Laxmi Narayan Temple. The enormous temple was built during the year 1988, by Birla Group of Industries, one of the business tycoons of India. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth.

Kalki Temple

Amber Fort, Jaipur The "Kalki Temple" of Jaipur was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh who dedicated the temple to the tenth avatar or reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who is yet to be born. Today, the Kalki temple wears a deserted look with hardly any visitors, except for a priest who has been appointed by the Government to take care of the rich architectural heritage of the past.

Garh Ganesh Temple

Amber Fort, Jaipur Dedicated to Lord Ganesh, the Garh Ganesh Temple is located on the hills close to the Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort. It is an ancient temple and is very popular for the excellent view it offers from the location on top of a hill.

Moti Dungri Temple

Amber Fort, Jaipur Moti Dungri is a small hill, centrally located in the city of Jaipur. Moti Dungri means Hill of Pearls. The hill houses a palace and a temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Most of the residents of Jaipur begin their day with a visit to Lord Ganesh ji of Moti Dungri temple. This temple has people from all religions coming to worship the Lord Ganesh Ji. People of Jaipur believe in extending the first invitation on every occasion to the Lord Ganesh Ji of this temple before inviting anyone else. Every newlywed Jaipurite starts the first day of married life with a visit to this temple. All new vehicles of big or small size and type are brought to this temple for good wishes and safe drives.

Shri Hanuman Ji Mandir

This temple of Lord Hanuman is located on a busy road in the heart of the city. There are two temples located on either side of the road. The one with the main deity facing south is the main temple. The temple is always crowded and people seemed to have experienced getting all their wishes granted at this temple.

Tarkeshwar Mahadev

Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is one of the most worshipped places of Jaipur. This temple is located in the Pink city of Jaipur behind the City Palace. The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva in the form of a Linga of Black stone of 9" diameter. The temple has additional attractions like the Golden pictographs, a brass Nandi and big bronze gongs and bells. The temple is marble floored and by the side of the Chowk Jagmohan assembly hall is located. This hall has four bronze bells of 125 kg each hanging in it. An idol of Lord Ganesh is also present in this hall.