Govind Dev Ji Temple
vital part of the city Palace complex, this Krishna temple has
been highly preserved by the erstwhile royal family. Sawai
Jai Singh installed the image of GOVIND DEV JI(an
incarnation of lord Krishna) after it was brought from Vrindavan.
Housed within the sanctum of this spire less temple, the patron
deity of the royal family is very religiously worshipped by most
of the Hindus in the city and near by areas. The image is
unveiled seven times daily for 'AARTIES' and BHOGS
offered in the silver wares, consisting of sweets mostly. The
idols of RADHA KRISHNA are dressed in different styles
each time for the 'AARTI' procession where thousands of
followers or 'Bhakt' gather around the courtyard for the Darshan
(a look connecting them with the divine).
Birla Lakshmi-Narayan Temple
Mandir or the Lakshmi - Narayan Temple, situated just below the
Moti Dungari. This is a modern temple built of white
marble on top of a hill, dominating the skyline of south Jaipur.
The Birlas (industrialists who have also built several
temples in India) built this temple. The temple has been
constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying
the different approaches to religion. The presiding deities here
are Vishnu (One of the Hindu Trilogy Gods) called Narayan and
his consort Lakshmi Goddess of wealth and good fortune. The
temple is built is white in marble and exterior has carved
sculptures of various mythological themes and images of saints.
The interior has large panel in marble of mythological
proceedings. The images of the deities are placed in the sanctum
sanctorum. Built on raised ground, it is surrounded by large
lush green gardens.
Moti Dungri (Ganesh Temple)
In the middle of Jaipur rises
a small hill Moti Dungri meaning pearl hill, because it
drop of pearl. An exotic palace is parched which is a replica of
Scottish castle once occupied by Maharaja Madho Singh's son.
From There on remained as a private property of the ruling
family. In the recent past it served as a home for Rajmata
Gaytri Devi and her estranged son Jagat Singh. The mere view
of this castle is exotic enough. The highlight of this place is
the famous and auspicious temple of Lord Ganesh, which is
frequently visited by almost whole of Jaipur and people from