Temples in Jaipur for a Religious Getaway


Temples in Jaipur

Here is the list of 12 Temples in Jaipur for a Religious Getaway

1. Galtaji Temple, Jaipur

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Located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, it consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This majestic temple is situated at the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year.

2. Birla Temple, Jaipur

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The magnificent Birla Mandir in Jaipur is a Hindu temple that forms a part of one of the several Birla temples located all around the country. Also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, the shrine is situated on the Moti Dungari Hill. The temple was built in the year 1988 by the Birlas when the Maharaja of Jaipur gave the land away for a token amount of one rupee.

3. Moti Dungri Temple, Jaipur

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Moti Dungri Temple in Jaipur is located on a small hillock and is bordered by Moti Dungri Palace. In spite of being a cultural landmark, Moti Dungri Palace cannot be viewed by the public as it is privately owned. However, the temple itself is a testimony to the progress of the architecture of Indian subcontinent. It is spread over an area of two kilometres and is adorned by three domes that purportedly represent the three major religions in India.

4. Govind Ji Temple, Jaipur

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Probably one of the most significant temples for Krishna followers after Vrindavan, Govind Dev Temple is located within the City Palace of Jaipur. Locals believe that the statue of the deity here looks exactly like Krishna's form during his incarnation of Earth. From early in the morning to the late night, the air is thick with the sounds of Mangala Aarati at dawn and Shayana Aarati at night. Built during the reign of Emperor Akbar by Sawai Man Singh in 1590 and was regarded as being one of the largest temples of the world during its time.

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5. Akshardham Temple, Jaipur

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Also known as Swaminarayan Temple, Akshardham Temple in Jaipur, Rajasthan, is dedicated to Lord Narayan or Lord Vishnu and is renowned for its stunning architecture and cultural heritage. Although the construction is relatively recent, the gardens and the views are what attract tourists and devotees to this place. It provides a window into the Hindu culture and its development in the region. The complex houses a magnificent temple surrounded by well-kept landscaped gardens.

6. Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple, Jaipur

Located on the Delhi bypass in Jaipur at Lakshman Dungri, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji Temple is a Hindu revered temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The temple is perched on a hillock and offers some panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Besides, the shrine has a spacious sanctum which can accommodate around 500 people at once.

7. Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji, Jaipur

Digamber Jain Mandir Sanghiji is a Jain temple situated 16 kms away from Jaipur in the town of Sanganer. Built of red sandstone, the temple enshrine Adinath- the first Jain tirthankara in the central shrine. Boasting of Shikhara style architecture, the temple has several carvings on the inner walls of the shrine of lotuses, creepers and elephants

8. Garh Ganesh Temple, Jaipur

Garh Ganesh Temple is an ancient temple built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh before he laid the foundation stone of the city of Jaipur. The temple is located near Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts on the Aravalli Hills. It is dedicated to Lord Ganesh who is revered in Vigra Purushakriti, which means his child-form is worshipped here. The temple is often a halting spot for trekkers who explore the Aravalli Hills for a fabulous view of the city.

9. Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

The Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is located in Vaishali Nagar in the pink city, Jaipur. The temple is dedicated to Shankar Bhagwan or Lord Shiva. The temple was built in 1784. The Shivling of the Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple is made of Blackstone with a diameter of 9 meters. The temple also has several other highlights like the Golden photographs and a Nandi in brass. The temple has a white marble floor. The temple also has an assembly hall with an idol of Lord Ganesha. There are several festivals celebrated here like Mahashivratri, Deepavali, Annakuta and Nirsingh Leela. Every Monday a special offering is made to Lord Shiva. Milk, water, sandal pose, kapoor, are applied to the idol. 

10. Kale Hanuman Ji Temple

The Kale Hanuman Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in Janta Market, Jaipur, Rajasthan. The temple is believed to be more than 1000 years old, making it one of the oldest temples of India. The unique thing about the temple is that its prime deity, Lord Hanuman is black in colour, hence the temple is called Kale Hanuman Temple. The temple also houses deities like Lord Rama, Vishnu and Sita. The architecture is based on Pushya Nakshatra. With more than 1000 visitors every day coming to worship Lord Hanuman, the temple is a major tourist attraction of Jaipur. The temple timings are: 9 AM to 1 PM and 7 PM to 9 PM.

11. Shri Radha Damodar Temple

The Radha Damodar Ji Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, located at Chaura Rasta, Jaipur, Rajasthan. It is believed that the temple was built in the year 1733. The temple carries a lot of historical significance in the Hindu religion. The Kartikey month in the Hindu Calendar is a very important month for the temple deities and its rituals as well. The temple complex houses various other deities such as Lord Narsinghji, Gopalji & Sitaramji, the SHADBHUJ Image of Kaliyuga-Pavanavtar, Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji. The temple celebrated various festivals throughout the year with Janmashthmi being the most prominent one. 

12. Kali Mata Temple

The Kali Mata Temple is located near the Sanganeri Gate. The temple is extremely renowned and holds the faith of several people in the city of Jaipur. According to the priest Kalaprasad Sharma, this famous temple was built by Ramsingh the second. A special fact about this is that it is believed to have been worshipped by Shree Sayantara and his mother Bubhaneshwari. The Kali Mata Temple is also said to have a statue of a lion riding mother right in front of the main idol of Kali Ma. It is believed that Garba which is the traditional dance of the state of Gujarat was started in this very temple. Even today the people perform Garba of the 9 auspicious days of Navratri.

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