Ganesha Temple in Moti Dungri is known for its pattern work on marbles that are engraved with legendary descriptions. This temple is perfect combination of Indian, Islamic as well as western representations which are characterized by its three domes.
According to legends, King of Mawali (Mewar) while returning from a long journey to his palace wished to establish a temple at the first halting point of his bullock cart that was carrying the huge idol of Lord Ganesha. His cart became resistive and stopped at the foot of the Moti Dungri hills which lead to setting up of Ganesha temple at this place.
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.
Vermillion in colour the idol of Lord Ganesha’s is in sitting position. On the basis of Hinduism belief that Ganesha rides on rat, a big idol of rat made of marble is also placed in front of Lord Ganesha’s idol. Vermilion (Sindoor) paste also referred as “Chola” is applied on the idol on timely basis. On special occasions and festivals, ritual purification (ablution) of Lord Ganesha is done with milk.
Taking into consideration Lord Ganesha as the God of wealth, wisdom, prosperity, knowledge and auspiciousness, people from diverse religions pay their visit to this the temple to seek out blessing. Large number of devotees including the recently married couples and owners of brand new vehicles come to worship Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is Lord of Mercury therefore Wednesday is deemed to be celebrated as Ganesha’s day. In this respect a fair is organized every Wednesday at this temple.
The idol of Lord Ganesha being the prime reason of fascination is centre of attraction for the visitors. The deities are worshiped according to the Gaudiya Vaishnavism (Chaitanya Vaishnavism or Hare Krishna) tradition.
7 Dharshans are arranged in a day and there are different set of prayers (bhajans) for every adorned appearance of the deity.
Ganesha Chaturthi celebrated as birthday of Lord Ganesha forms to be one of the most flamboyantly celebrated events in Jaipur. Ganesha known as Lord of Riddhi (knowledge) and Siddhi (auspiciousness) is revered with merriment and devotion. Echo of ‘Ganpati Bappa Moriya’ and ‘Jai Shri Ganesha’ create a flow of the heavenly hymns. These soul touching chants add a colour to the entire celebration of Ganesha Chaturthi. Thousands of devotees queue up at Moti Dungri Ganesha temple and showcase their greatest enthusiasm and devotion to be part of celebration.
From Jaipur International Airport Moti Dungri is 7.8 KM, from Jaipur Railway station it is 5.3 KM and from Birla Mandir bus stop only 240m.
Taxis, Three wheel autos and local city buses are available for Moti Dungri
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