Galtaji Temple Jaipur
Jaipur,the Pink City is home to many unique monuments, as well as a proud owner of many divine religious places. Jaipur’s popular Galtaji Temple is one of these religious places. Dedicated to Sun God, this temple is the jewel of the Pink City. Surrounded by excellent views, Galtaji Temple offers beautiful views of the city. Natural fountains attract visitors from all parts of India.
History – Sun God, Lord dedicated to the sun, it is located 10 kilometers from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra highway. The history of this temple dates from the 16th century but still, the exact year of the construction of this place is unknown. But at this place, the temple was built in the 18th century. Diwan Rao Kriparam, who was in the court of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, built this temple. Even before the 18th century, when the temple was not built here, this place was of great importance for the Vaishavites Ramanandis.
According to popular belief, the famous Saint Galav spent 100 years of his life here to celebrate God. Seeing this, God came in front of him and blessed his place of worship with unlimited water. In honor of the great saint, this beautiful temple was built here and it was named after the same saint. Dipping in the natural waterfalls of this temple is considered very auspicious and is considered to clean the sins of people.
Special attraction – Galtaji Temple is the best example of unique pure Rajasthani architecture, which is also popular as the Rajput architectural style. There were long straight halls in it. Domed dome and dome on top. All the temples of this place are quite similar. The only difference in the field can be found. Here is a beautiful fort which is sandwich between two high heels. In front of the fort, there is a huge huge bottom tank or water tank that adds charm to the beauty of the place. Earlier this pool was constructed as a water harvesting body, but now it has religious significance. Prior to performing ‘Before worship’ in any temple, devotees take bath in the Kund.
This historic place is popular mainly for the number of temples and tourists. This place has so much divine atmosphere that provides peace to its visitors. Tourists are completely surrendered to God.
Galtaji is also home to the Indian monkey and that is why it is also known as Monkey Temple. A large number of monkeys can be found here and all tourists respect these monkeys because according to Hindu mythology, the monkeys represent Lord Hanuman. The special thing is that these monkeys never harm a visitor.
This excellent temple attracts thousands of students, tourists, archaeologists, who look at the beauty of large natural water springs, which keep the pools fresh with fresh water. Tourists feel fresh after bathing in these waterfalls. This place looks best on Hindu festival ‘Makar Sankranti’.
How to reach – if you are one of those adventurous people, then you can go to Galataji from the eastern end of the city. If not, you can take a taxi on the spot and enjoy exceptional views of Sisodia Gardens on the way.
Thus, the visit of Galtaji Temple is a beautiful journey that will add some memorable moments in your life and will inspire you with its divinity, beauty, and charm.