Temples in JaipurWith India being home to millions of sacred & holy temples, it is unarguably one of the greatest spiritual oases on this earth. These few beautiful and sacred temples in Jaipur today have become small divine shelter in India’s big spiritual world & where devotees from every nook & corner of India come in search of bliss and inner happiness.
Below we’ve given brief description about these few renowned temples in Jaipur, which today are not just sacred destinations but also primary tourist destinations of Jaipur city.
Laxmi Narayan Temple (popularly known as Birla Mandir)
Laxmi Narayan Temple in Jaipur is a very recently constructed temple. Its construction was completed only in 1988. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, this is the only temple in entire Jaipur that has been constructed in pure white marble.
Garh Ganesh Temple
Garh Ganesh Temple is the most famous Ganesha temple of Jaipur city. It is located atop on famous Aravali hills. While there are thousands of Ganesha temple across India, Garh Ganesh Temple in Jaipur is kind of more distinguished for few unique reason.
Shila Devi TempleThis small yet elegant temple is located inside iconic Amber Fort. Shila Devi, whose idol is placed inside this small temple, is considered to be one of the reincarnations of Hindu goddesses Durga. Legends believe that Maharaja Man Singh I of Amber was a diehard worshiper of Shila Devi and had won many pivotal wars during his lifetime after seeking blessings at this very temple.
Varahi Devi TempleLocated near Amber town near Jaipur city, Varahi Devi Temple is one of the oldest temples of entire Rajasthan state. Local people believe that this temple is as old as 900 years. As the name suggest, this immensely old temple is dedicated to Varahi Devi, who is considered as feminine power or consort of Lord Varah and boar incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
There is as such no architectural beauty to this temple and neither is there any lush greenery surrounding this temple. Locals believe that goddess Varahi Devi has a divine power to cure all skin diseases. A belief that achieved cult following after Raja Bharmal, one of the prominent Rajput kings of 16th century, was cured off his skin diseases after seeking blessing at this very temple.
Surya Mandir in Jaipur is actually a small part of Galtaji Temple Complex, which itself is one of the immensely popular temples of Jaipur. Located on a hilltop (approximately 200 meters above city) Surya Mandir is less prominent for its religious sacredness and more for offering beautiful view of sunrise & sunset and also stunning panoramic view of the Jaipur city.
Other Prominent temples:Countless prominent Jain mandirs in Jaipur, Galtaji Temple, Tarkeshwar Mahadev temple, Govind dev Ji Temple, Khole Ke Hanuman ji Temple and many others.
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