Temples of Jaipur
Jaipur has often been nicknamed as ‘Chhoti Kashi’. Jaipur is a land of innumerous temples and other places of worship, where millions of devotees from across the world come every year to worship and pray for prosperity. 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. The Birla mandir , also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple , is located at the base of the Moti Dungari hills in Rajasthan.
It is one of the seven other Birla Temples spread across the Indian sub-continent. The temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi is built in pure white marble and with a shade of modern architecture, in contrast to other moderately ancient Hindu temples. Among one of the less visited heritages is the Kalki Temple, built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh. The temple was built and dedicated to the yet to be born, tenth reincarnation of Lord Vishnu. The property however lies in shambles owing to lack of maintenance. Only the head priest appointed by the Government is solely responsible for up-keeping the temple.
The temple of Govind Dev Ji is one of the most visited and sacred temples in India and has been a site of constant Tourist visit. Situated within the City palace complex, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, who has been worshipped as Govind Dev Ji. The statue within the complex is said to bear a fantastic resemblance with Lord Krishna in his real life incarnation on Earth. 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 build the temple and is a spectacle to watch.