Moti Dungri Temple, Jaipur
Famous for History Buffs, Experience Seekers
Fee No Entry Fee
Visit Duration 1 to 2 hours
Jaipur city has its own importance as a tourist destination, as there are a number of holy places all around the region. Moti Dungri is one of the great temples located in Jaipur for visitors on the part of their spiritual and religious journey. Built in 1761 by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal, the main deity positioned here is Lord Ganesha. The temple is perched on a small hill surrounded by a palace in the heart of the city. The palace was the home for Rajmatha Gayatri Devi. Being located in the Moti Dungri palace, it got the name with.
History of Temple and Palace
Govind dev ji idol is attractive and also called Bajrakrit. At the time of temple construction the founder of Jaipur, Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, brought the idol from Vrindavan. According to the legendary stories the holy image of Lord Govind Dev ji was created by Barjranabh who is the great grandson of Lord Shri Krishna. According to his grandmother’s instructions he made the idol at the age of only 13.
According to legends, the king of Mewar while returning to his palace after a long journey was carrying an idol of Lord Ganesh with him in a bullock cart. He was planning to make a temple of the idol at the place where the bullock cart halts for the first time. It halted at the footsteps of Moti Dungri Palace and a temple was constructed encircling the temple, exhibiting Indian heritage and culture.
The palace resembles the Scottish Castle in the construction comparable to an imitation of that architecture. The temple is carved out of stone and is engraved with lattice work on the stones of the building, it is an illustration of Indian art and culture with splendid architecture. Visitors can have darshan of Lord Ganesha only in certain timings and the other time he is kept hidden out of a visit. At the time of the festival Ganesh Chaturthi, the temples are deck out with the visitors throughout the day.