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Moti Doongri Temple

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Moti Doongri Temple in Jaipur

Moti Doongri TempleMoti Dungri is a small hill, centrally located in the city of Jaipur. Moti Dungri means Hill of Pearls. The hill houses a palace and a temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. Most of the residents of Jaipur begin their day with a visit to Lord Ganesh ji of Moti Dungri temple. This temple has people from all religions coming to worship the Lord Ganesh Ji. People of Jaipur believe in extending the first invitation on every occasion to the Lord Ganesh Ji of this temple before inviting anyone else. Every newlywed Jaipurite starts the first day of married life with a visit to this temple. All new vehicles of big or small size and type are brought to this temple for good wishes and safe drives.

History of Moti Doongri Temple

Monti Doongri templeAccording to the senior citizens and priests of the temple, the king of Mewar was carrying this huge idol of Lord Ganesh ji in a bullock cart. He was supposed to build a temple at the site wherever the bullock cart stops the first time. And then the cart stopped close to Moti Dungri and the temple was built there. A business man known as Seth Jai Ram Paliwal took the supervision of the temple construction under the guidance of the chief priest Shiv Narain ji.

The Moti Doongri Temple, Jaipur is popular for its marvelous location and exquisite architecture that surprises every visitor. This temple has been built in accordance with a Scottish castle and is really a marvel of architecture. Today this hilltop fort is the residence of Rajmata (Queen Mother) Gayatri Devi. In the past, the place was a small fortress called Shankargarh (Shiva’s Foot) but was later changed by Sawai Man Singh II on the conception of a Scottish castle. It became the venue for his innumerable parties attended by the top socialites of his times afterwards. A beautiful Palace is also constructed close to the temple on the hill which is known as Moti Dungri Palace. The Palace is modeled as a Scottish Castle. It was occupied by Maharaja Madho Singh’s son and the Palace still belongs to the royal family and is not open for public. Rajmata Gayatri Devi and her son, Jagat Singh was living in this palace till recently.

Architecture of Moti Doongri Temple

In a nutshell the Moti Doongri Temple in Jaipur reflects modern Indian architecture at its best. The Moti Doongri Temple portrays the secular characteristic of India in its construction of the three domes that represent the three major religions of India. Above all, the architecture of the temple is a fine blend of western, Indian and Islamic forms. You will be dazzled if you visit this celebrated temple of Jaipur in the evening. The Moti Doongri Temple wears on a festive look as it is bathed in a white glow that simply delights the spectators.

Attractions of Moti Doongri Temple

Monti Doongri palace A favourite hot spot of the tourist folk, Moti Doongri is famous for its swanky palace, the Ganesh and Lakshmi Narayan temples. The palace at the uphill was a small fortress earlier and it was renovated by Sawai Man Singh II. It was the residence of the Rajmatha, Gayathri Devi. Monti Doongri palace is built in the style of a Scottish castle and its peculiar architecture is worth mentioning.

Since this is a private property of the royal family public are not allowed to go inside the palace. Monti Doongri palace was used to be the venue of great parties during the time of Sawai Man Singh II. Ganesh temple at the foot of the hill allures not only the devotees but also the sightseer with its picturesque settings. Another fascinating attraction is the Birla Mandir, which embarrasses the tourists with its sheer beauty.

The major attraction of the Moti Doongri Temple is the Ganesh Temple. The Ganesh Temple at the foot of the hill draws thousands of visitors’ everyday. Accompanied with attraction of the Moti Doongri Temple, the picturesque location of the temple adds to the charm to this place.

Moti Doongri Temple, Jaipur is a must go for the tourists. You will really enjoy your visit here.

 

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