Moti Dungri

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Moti Dungri
Moti Doongri Ganesh Mandir.jpg
Basic information
AffiliationHinduism
Websitewww.moti dungri.in
Architectural description
CreatorSeth Jai Ram Paliwal
Date established1761

Moti Dungri is a Hindu temple complex dedicated to the god Ganesha in Jaipur, Rajasthan. It was built in 1761 under supervision of Seth Jai Ram Palliwal. The temple is a popular tourist attraction in the city.

History[edit]

The Moti Dungri temple is situated at top of the Moti Dungri hill and is surrounded by the fort of Moti Dungri in Jaipur, Rajasthan.[1][2] The icon of the god Ganesha established in the temple is said to be more than five-hundred years old,[3] and was brought here in 1761 by Seth Jai Ram Pallival who was accompanying Maharaja Madho Singh I, from Udaipur.[4][5] It was brought to Udaipur from Gujarat. The temple was built under Pallival's supervision.[6][7]

The trunk of the sindoor-coloured Ganesha icon is rightwards.[8][9] Devotees offer laddo sweets, at least, 1.25 lakhs to Ganesha every year.[10][11][12] A fair is organized every Wednesday in the temple complex.[13][14]

There is a lingam (icon of the god Shiva) in the temple complex, which open to visitors once a year on Mahashivratri, the festival of Shiva.[15][16][17] The Birla Mandir shrine dedicated to the deities Lakshmi Narayan is situated south of Ganesha temple.[13]

Architecture[edit]

The layout and structure of Moti Dungri is built in the Nagara style and is based on the model of Scottish castle.[18][19] There are three entrance gates and few steps at the front.[13] It was built using lime stone and marble and construction work was completed in 4 months.[20]

Transport[edit]

The temple is 6-km distant from Jaipur. Jaipur International Airport is the nearest airport and the Gandhi Nagar, nearest railway station.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knapp, Stephen. SEEING SPIRITUAL INDIA: A Guide to Temples, Holy Sites, Festivals and Traditions. iUniverse. ISBN 9780595614523. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  2. ^ Hendley, Thomas Holbein. The Jeypore Guide. Raj Press. p. 20. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Unique temple in Jaipur". Nai Dunia. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  4. ^ "जयपुर के मोतीडूंगरी गणेश मंदिर का उदयपुर से है पुराना नाता, मावली से गई थी गणपति प्रतिमा". Rajasthan Patrika. 13 September 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Ganesh Chaturthi Special: Famous Ganpati temples across India". DNA. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  6. ^ "भारत के 8 प्रसिद्ध गणपति मंदिर-NavBharat Times". Navbharat Times (in Hindi). 20 September 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  7. ^ "भगवान श्री गणेश के 10 प्रसिद्ध मंदिर - Interesting News". Jagran. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  8. ^ "जानिए, जयपुर के प्रसिद्ध मंदिर आैर लोगों की आस्था से जुड़ी खास बातें". 6 June 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  9. ^ "मोती डूंगरी के गणेश जी का मंदिर श्रद्धालुओं को कर रहा है आकर्षित". Newstrack Live. 6 September 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  10. ^ Dr. Lalit Kishore (3 September 2016). "Jaipur's Moti Dungri Ganesha temple decked up for Ganesh Chaturthi festival". Meri News. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Jaipur revels in Ladoo Festival ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi | ANI News". ANI News. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  12. ^ "गणेश चतुर्थीच्या पार्श्वभूमीवर लाडू प्रदर्शन…". Loksatta (in Marathi). 31 August 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  13. ^ a b c "मोती डुंगरी गणेश मंदिर". Divya Himachal. 26 December 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  14. ^ "मोती डूंगरी मंदिर में सजी मोदकों की झांकी". khaskhabar. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  15. ^ Dr. Lalit Kishore (27 February 2014). "Jaipur devotees throng Royal Moti Dungri Shiva Temple for special pooja". Meri News. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  16. ^ Dr. Lalit Kishore (10 March 2013). "Royal Moti Dungri Shiv Temple opened for public on Maha Shivratri in Jaipur". Meri News. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  17. ^ "सिर्फ शिवरात्रि पर खुलते हैं इस मंदिर के द्वार, अदृश्य हो गया था यहां शिव परिवार". Rajasthan Patrika. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  18. ^ Ltd, Data; Goyal, Ashutosh. RBS Visitors Guide India - Rajasthan: Rajasthan Travel guide. Data and Expo India Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 9789380844787. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  19. ^ "1,25,000 Ladoos Offered To Jaipur's Moti Doongri Ganesh". 9 September 2010. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  20. ^ a b "Temple Profile: Mandir Shri Ganesh Ji". Rajasthan Devasthan. Government of Rajasthan. Retrieved 7 October 2016.

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