The Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a great sight to explore many historical monuments and remnants. In them, temples built long years ago by Rajputs and many rulers stands as iconic tourist attractions for architectural styles. The grandiosity and spell of architectural styles of the temples are just mind-blowing and awesome to see.
Many temples in Jaipur are known for great history and heritage. Simply, temples of Jaipur can identify as epitomes of culture and tradition.
Here top 5 famous temples of Jaipur were listed.
- Govind Devji Temple:
In the City Palace Complex Govind Devji Temple is one of the best attractions. This temple was dedicated to Lord Krishna. There is a great history behind the idol of Lord Krishna in this temple. It is believed that the idol was made by Lord Krishna’s grandson and this idol was brought from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II.
The major attraction of this temple is the idol of Lord Krishna symbolizing the Earth’s incarnation. Especially festivals of Lord Krishna will be celebrated in a grand manner. Krishna Janmashtami, Navratri, Ram Navami and Karthik Purnima are the best-celebrated festivals in the temple which you can travel though Palace on Wheels.
- Galtaj Temple:
Galtaj Temple is a peculiar and very interesting temple located 10kms far away from Jaipur. This temple was located amid two mountains partition. It looks very beautiful and attractive with the surrounding greenery and top hills. Galtaj Temple is dedicated to Lord Sun and Hanuman.
The specialty of this temple is monkey troops. Yes, this temple is very famous for macaque monkey species. Other interesting things at this temple is Galta Kund it means a huge water tank. From the top of the hills, water will come to this tank. If anyone takes a bath in this tank they can get rid of skin diseases.
- Birla Mandir:
In all over India, every Birla Mandir reflects some unique charm. In the same way Birla Mandir in Jaipur located amid thick greenery and natural attractions looks very beautiful. The charm of the temple with fantastic architectural works stuns everyone to leave in amaze.
The temple was dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Laxmi. The beautiful works of the temple depicting the scenes and quotes of Bhagavad Gita are the gripping attractions of the temple. The beauty of Birla Mandir can’t be said in words such a wonderful temple it is.
- Shila Devi Mandir:
Shila Devi Mandir is a famous Durga Matha temple in Jaipur. It is located in the Amber Fort. This temple is a great attraction during Navaratri. During this time, hordes of people visit the temple to get the blessings of Goddess Durga. History of this temple is another interesting thing to know.
When Maharaja Man Singh was defeated, he prayed Kaali Mata. In his dreams, the goddess appeared and told to bring the Shila from a sea beneath then construct a temple. As she said a slab was found and shila was thoroughly cleaned. At final the idol of Durga was witnessed. That’s why the temple was named as Shila Dev Mandir.
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple:
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is an important pilgrimage spot for Hindu devotees. Mostly worshipers of Lord Shiva will definitely visit this temple in Jaipur. Because Lord Shiva in this temple was in Lingam avatar. And Panchparivar of Lord Shiva is also an important attraction of the temple.
Apart from Lord Shiva temple, here status of Lord Hanuman and Goddess Parvathi are also there. The best time to visit this temple is during Maha Shivaratri. At this time, the temple will be crowded with devotees.
Book the Palace on Wheels train online to make the seat reserve in advance. These are the top 5 temples in Jaipur that you can visit during your next trip.