Exploring Jaipur’s piety




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Jaipur isn't just historical, the Godly aura is also a thing to feel. Some of the temples here are as old as the city itself and some are so old that their history can't be traced even.

The glorious temples here, with commendable architecture, are flooded with devotees from near and far all around the year. Driven by faith, the people also get a glimpse of the fusion of Jaipur's magnificent architectural style and culture along with blessings from the Gods.

Scroll down through our list of some majestic temples in Jaipur where you can pay a visit to seek blessings.

Top 9 Religious Places in Jaipur



1. Sanghiji Jain Temple


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Rating: 4.8 (based on 2119 google reviews)

Sanghiji - Sri Digambar Jain temple that also goes by the name Sanganer mandir is a prominent Jain temple in India. It is located 16 kilometers from Jaipur city in Sanganer. The chief idol worshiped here is Lord Rishabhnath who was the first Tirthankara of Jainism.

The temple has seven sacred underground floors that are kept shut due to some ancient religious beliefs; visitors are not allowed to enter it. There is also a small ancient temple guarded and protected by yaksha located in the midst of an underground portion. According to beliefs, only a Balyati ascetic Digambar saint can enter this underground temple and bring out the idols for a limited period.

Not just for its consecration, this temple is also known for its brilliant architecture. The architecture consists mainly of red sandstone with elaborate wall carvings.

Chief Deity: Lord Rishbhdev
Best time to visit: October to March
Location: 98, Tikky Colony, Shastri colony, Sanganer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302029
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 06:00 AM-08:00 PM

2. Govind Devji Temple


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Rating: 4.8 (based on 6456 google reviews)

Located in the complex of the city palace, Govind Devji temple is a must-visit place in Jaipur. The temple is considered among the seven sacred temples of Lord Krishna of Vrindavan.

The idol of Lord Krishna was brought by Raja Sawai Man Singh II from Vrindavan to Jaipur. According to folklore, once Shri Bajranabh who was Lord Krishna's great-grandson inquired his grandmother- Lakshmana, about God's appearance who was worshipped by everyone. As she was describing, Bajranabh started making an idol according to her descriptions.

After the completion of the idol construction, only the feet resembled Lord Krishna's, and the idol thus came to be known as 'Madan Mohanji'. He focused again and tried to make a better idol. However, another idol that was created by him only the chest portion appeared similar to that of Lord Krishna, and the idol thus came to be known as 'Gopinathji'. Similarly, the third idol was called 'Govind devji' as the face only looked like that of Lord Krishna. This third idol was brought to Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur by Raja Sawai Man Singh II.

Chief Deity: Lord Krishna
Best time to visit: During Janmashtami celebrations
Location: Jalebi Chowk, Jai Niwas Garden, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 05:00 AM-09:00 PM

3. Moti Dungri Temple


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Rating: 4.8 (based on 18483 google reviews)

Situated at the foothills of Moti Dungri range in the fort of Moti Dungri, this temple is another significant pilgrimage among devotees. The idol of Lord Ganesha that is enshrined here is believed to be more than 500 years old; it was brought to this place in 1761 by Seth Jairam Pallival who was escorting Maharaja Madho Singh while retreating from Udaipur. The idol was brought to Udaipur from Gujrat and the temple was constructed under Pallival's supervision.

Chief Deity: Lord Ganesha
Best time to visit: October to March
Location: Moti Doongri Road, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302006
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 05:30 AM-01:00 PM and 04:30 PM-09:00 PM

4. Garh Ganesh Temple


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Rating: 4.7 (based on 1568 google reviews)

Located near Jaigarh Fort and Nahargarh Fort, the Garh Ganesh temple rests on the top of a hill near the Nahargarh hills. The temple is chiefly devoted to Lord Ganesha and as the folklore goes, he is present in the form of a small child - Vigra Purusha Kirti.

The temple was built by Raja Sawai Man Singh and the idol of Lord Ganesha was placed in such a way that it was visible from the Chandra Mahal of Jaipur's City Palace when looked through a pair of binoculars.

Every year on the event of Ganesh Chaturthi, a five day fair is organized here which attracts a lot of devotees.

Chief Deity : Lord Ganesha
Best time to visit: October to March
Location: Near Gatore Ki Chhatriyan, Krishna Nagar, Brahampuri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302002
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:30 AM-12:00 PM and 04:00 PM-08:00 PM

5. Birla Mandir


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Rating: 4.7 (based on 21074 google reviews)

Also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, Birla Mandir is one of the most enchanting temples in Jaipur. Built by the renowned Birla family, this temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Laxmi.

The architecture of this temple, comprising chiefly white marble with three tree tall spires and stained glass windows depicting Hindu scriptures, is truly captivating. There are scenes and quotations from the Bhagavad Gita present in the walls of the temple.

The peaceful and tranquillizing ambience of the temple will certainly prove as a treat to your mind and soul.

Chief Deity: Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi
Best time to visit: October to March
Location: Birla Mandir, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302022
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 06:30 AM-12:00 PM and 03:00 PM-08:30 PM

6. Shila Devi Mandir


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Rating: 4.7 (based on 978 google reviews)

Shila Devi is one of the most sacred temples in Jaipur. As per the beliefs, the idol of Shila Mata was brought by Maharaja Mansingh in the 16th century. In the kingdom of Pratapaditya, after facing defeat at the hands of King Kedar, Mansingh turned to Goddess Kali and worshipped her to seek her blessings to turn his defeat into victory. The Goddess appeared in his dream to bless him and also asked Maharaja to build a temple of her in his capital.

The idol of the goddess was retrieved from the sea in the form of a shila (slab) after cleansing it thoroughly, the idol was brought to Amer. Thus, the Goddess got her name as Shila Mata. Since then the temple is considered extremely holy where special prayers are offered to the deity on the sixth day of Navratri.

Chief Deity: Shila Mata (Goddess Kali)
Best time to visit: October to March
Location: Devisinghpura, Amer, Rajasthan 302028
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 1 hour
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 06:00 AM-12:00 PM and 04:00 PM-08:00 PM

7. Akshardham Temple


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Rating: 4.7 (based on 7991 google reviews)

A perfect blend of architecture and culture, 'Akshardham Temple' is located in Vaishali Nagar and is devoted to the supreme God Narayana. Its architectural charm has made this temple a major tourist attraction in Jaipur since its establishment.

Surrounded by nature, this place is surely a thing that will please all your senses; its majestic wall carvings and sculptures provide a visual relief. The sight of the main idol here is blissful and tranquilizing and walls inscribed with vedic mantras have an amazing charm that will take you over.

Chief Deity: Lord Narayana
Best time to visit: October to March
Location: plot no.74 ,2nd floor ahead akshardham mandir, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302021
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 07:30 AM-10:15 AM and 11:15 AM-12:00 PM and 04:00 PM-06:00 PM and 07:00 PM-08:15 PM

8. Sun Temple


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Rating: 4.5 (based on 453 google reviews)

Although a lesser known place in Jaipur, Sun Temple here is something that you ought to visit. This temple is dedicated to Surya Dev or the Sun God. Often used for praying and meditation, this place also offers a magnificent view of the city drenched in sunlight. Visit this temple during sunset, to see a splendid view when the sun's sets rays all over the city below.

Situated on a hill, this temple is a part of Galtaji temple complex. Tracing its history, this temple can be considered as old as the city of Jaipur itself.

Chief Deity: Surya Dev (The Sun God)
Best time to visit: October to March (especially during sunset)
Location: Galta Gate, Lal Dungri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302003
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 05:00 AM-05:30 PM

9. Pataleshwar Mahadev Mandir


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Rating: 3.0 (based on 1 google reviews)

The city of Jaipur has various fascinating temples, however Patleshwar Mahadev Temple is something extraordinary, especially during the festival of Maha Shivratri, when tonnes of pilgrims come here to offer their prayers and seek blessings from Lord Shiva.

Though this temple was discovered in 1977, it is believed that it was built about 400 years ago. Since the temple was located nearly 20-22 feet deep below the ground level, it came to be known as Pataleshwar Mahadev Temple.

Chief Deity: Lord Shiva
Best time to visit: October to March
Location: 1, Rajhans Colony, Indrapuri, Purani Basti, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 05:00 AM-08:00 PM

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