Lord Ganesh is worshipped first of all among all deities because Lord Ganesh is considered as the God of auspiciousness in Hinduism as well as God of wisdom, knowledge and wealth.
Moti Dungri temple is one of the holy place in Jaipur (Rajasthan). Moti 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.
Legend and History
According to the priests of the temple, the King of ‘Mewar’ was returning back to his palace from a long journey and was carting a colossal ‘Ganesh’ idol on a bullock cart. It is said, that the king wanted to build a temple, and had decided to consecrate the idol of Lord Ganesh wherever the bullock cart halted the first time. Legend states that the bullock cart stopped at the foot of the Moti Dungri hills, which is where the temple is situated today.
The responsibility of commissioning the entire construction and designing task was handed over to Seth Jai Ram Paliwal. It was under the supervision of Seth Paliwal and Chief Priest Mahant Shiv Narain Ji that the creation of this glorious structure was carried out with utmost level of meticulousness. Completed in approximately 4 months, this temple homes Ganesha idol where only Lord Shiva followers (Shaiva) were allowed to pay their visit. Shaivism constitutes to be one of the oldest of four sects of Hinduism and comprises of followers of Lord Shiva. But today it is known be popular religious cum tourist destination. Thousands of disciples searching for eternal delight assemble at this temple to worship God of auspiciousness i.e. Lord Ganesha.
Architecture of Moti Doongri Temple
Moti Dungri Temple in Jaipur reflects modern Indian architecture at its best. The Moti Dungri 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 Dungri Temple wears on a festive look as it is bathed in a white glow that simply delights the spectators.
Festivals and Fairs in Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple Jaipur
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- Krishna Janamashtami
- Paush Bada
The major attraction of the Moti Dungri 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 Dungri Temple, the picturesque location of the temple adds to the charm to this place. Moti Dungri Temple, Jaipur is a must go for the tourists. You will really enjoy your visit here.
- Location – Jaipur – Rajasthan
- Dedicated to → Lord Ganesha
- Main Attraction → Ganesh Temple
- Best time to visit → All year
- How to reach by Air → the nearest airport – Jaipur
- How to reach by Rail – Nearest railway station →Jaipur
- How to reach by Road → Jaipur is well connected with all major highways