Jaipur Religious Places
Palaces, Forts and temples are the main highlight in the Pink City. Often termed as an architectural marvel, most palaces and temples were established during the times when the mighty Rajputs and Mughals ruled the lands. The holy places in Jaipur therefore attract an astonishing number of National and International tourists every year. Most temples, for example Govind Dev Ji Temple, Galtaji, Sanganeri Gate, Shri Kali Temple Jaipur, the Birla Temple, Garh Ganesh Temple, and Panchayati Hall are famous for their structural elegance and serenity.
Amongst historical temples spread across the plains and the hills, the Jagat Shiromani Temple, built under the direction of Shri Kankawatiji in 1601 is one of the oldest and most popular temples in Jaipur. It took five years to built the temple and is a spectacle to watch. The Birla Mandir or the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir is one of the seven Birla Mandirs located across the country of India and is located at the base of the Moti Dungari hills in Rajasthan.
One of the less visited heritages Kalki Temple, built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh. The temple was dedicated to tenth reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who was yet to be born. The property however lies in shambles owing to lack of maintenance. Only the head priest appointed by the state Government could be seen and is solely responsible for up-keeping the temple. The ‘Moti Doongri Temple’, located at the heart of the city, resembles a Scottish castle and is built in white marble. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and the three distinct domes present on the temple supposedly signify the secularity of India. The ‘Moti Doongri Temple’ is one of the very popular temples in the city attracting visitors and devotees from distant places.