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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the famous temples in Jaipur?

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Come and visit Jaipur for its spirit and to marvel how it has embraced so many religions at the same time. You will conclude eventually that it is because of the cities like Jaipur that India is known for its diversity.

Jaipur has been one of the most sought after destinations in the context of religious spots. For all, who want to visit temples in Jaipur and pay their respects, there are innumerable temples in Jaipur. However, some of the more popular ones are:

  • Govind Devji Temple

    It is the most important temple in the world after Vrindavan for Vaishnavites, particularly followers of Lord Krishna. According to popular legend, Lord Krishna's idol in the temple looks exactly like Krishna's form while his incarnation of Earth. It is located at Jainiwas Gardens, Jalebi Chowk, in the same campus as City Palace.

  • Moti Doongari

    This temple is located in the center of Jaipur city and is the main center of religion in the pink city. Moti Dungri is primarily a small hill, which means Pearl Hill. There is a Temple and a Palace on this hill. Moti Dungri temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and it is said that at the time of building this city, this temple was constructed first to protect the city.

  • Lakshmi Narayan Temple

    Also known as The Marble Temple ,(below the well known Moti Dungri fort) is a relatively new temple made of white marble with beautiful carvings. It covers a vast area in Jaipur city and is built in a contemporary manner. Birla Temple is completely constructed with finest high quality white marbles.

  • Jain Mandir(Shivdas Pura) that is located 15-16 km from Jaipur, is a Jain temple in Shivdaspura and is well known as “Bara Padampura”. This temple comes under district Jaipur. The temple is famous in north India for its very beautiful statue of God Padamprabhu (The 6th Teerthankar for Jain’s). Height of the statue is 2 ft 4" and statue is made of pure white stone. Statue was appeared while digging for foundation of a house.

  • Galtaji

    It is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site situated 10 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Agra highway near Sisodia Rani Garden. The main temple here is temple of Galtaji that is constructed in pink stone. The temple has a number of pavilions with rounded roofs, exquisitely carved pillars and painted walls. The temple is surrounded by natural springs and reservoirs that are considered holy .There are also seven tanks or kunds here.

  • Galwh Bagh (aka The Monkey Temple) and Suriya Mandir (aka The Sun Temple)
    are located on the Eastern edge of the city. Both locals and tourists come here to feed the surprisingly tame monkeys, use the temples, and enjoy the views. At the top of the hill, you turn right to reach the Sun Temple for one of the best views of the city, especially at sunset. Monkey food is available for purchase at the bottom of the hill. The Temples are free, but local religious people may ask for donations (optional) and there is a Rs 50 charge for using a camera.

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