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Monday, 11 February 2013

JAIPUR : Moti Doongri Temple & Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple

Table of Contents for Rajasthan Yatra 2012 : Ajmer , Pushkar and Jaipur


1. MUMBAI TO JAIPUR
2. JAIPUR TO AJMER 
3. AJMER DARGAH SHARIF
4. TEERTHRAJ (TIRTHRAJ) PUSHKAR
5. PUSHKAR : Lord Brahma Temple 
6. PUSHKAR : Savitri Devi Temple 
7. PUSHKAR : Important Temples 
8. PUSHKAR MARKET AND PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR
9. JAIPUR : Hawa Mahal
10. JAIPUR : Jantar Mantar
11. JAIPUR : City Palace
12. JAIPUR : Galtaji Temple (Monkey Temple)
13. JAIPUR : Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh & Birla Temple 
14. JAIPUR : Moti Doongri Temple & Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple
15. JAIPUR : Raj Mandir Cinema Hall  
16. JAIPUR : MI Road & Govind Dev ji Temple 
17. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Gates & Courtyards
18. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Spellbinding Art 
19. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Splendid Views
20. JAIPUR : Jaigarh Fort, The Invincible One 
21. JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort 
22. JAIPUR : Jal Mahal
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Dear Divine Souls,

After coming out of the Birla temple we headed towards Moti Doongri temple which is just opposite to it.

A favorite hot spot of the tourist folk, Moti Doongri is famous for its swanky deluxe yellow palace  the Ganesh and Lakshmi Narayan temples. The palace at the uphill was a small fortress earlier and it was renovated by Sawai Man Singh II. It was the residence of the Rajmata Gayatri Devi. Moti Doongri palace is built in the style of a Scottish castle and its peculiar architecture is stunning.

Since this is a private property of the royal family public are not allowed to go inside the palace. Moti Doongri palace was used to be the venue of great parties during the time of Sawai Man Singh II.

It was dark so I could not capture better than this but this palace is worth watching even from outside as there is no other apart from this in India considering its style.

Moti Doongri Palace Jaipur
Moti Doongri Palace Jaipur 


Moti Doongri Temple

The Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple was constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in the early eighteenth century, and continues to be one the most popular tourist destinations in Jaipur. According to the history  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.The bullock cart stopped at the foot of the Moti Dungri hills, which is where the temple is situated today.Thousands of devotees flock the temple on a daily basis and it is considered to be one of the most important religious structures in Jaipur.

Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur
Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur 
When I visited this temple it was Sankasti Chaturthi on Tuesday which is called "Angarika " in Maharashtra. This is most auspicious day to visit Lord Ganesh and  worship done on this day equals the worship done for whole year. I was so fortunate that I was in one of the most famous destinations in  Angarika day.

Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur
Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur 
I think even in Jaipur this auspicious day was celebrated with great pomp and celebration. Lot of devotees were present here. There was huge crowd at this temple on Sunday 1st January 2013 but still it was properly managed and one could get the darshan in few minutes. The main temple Hall is huge and one can get the darshan of huge mesmerizing idol from any part of it.


Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur
Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur 
The main deity of this temple is one of the most unique Ganesha idols I have ever seen. This alluring idol is huge painted in orange , decorated with golden and diamond ornaments. On both the sides of these great Ganesha idol are the idols of Riddhi and Siddhi the two wives of Lord Ganesha and in the front the a huge idol of his vehicle mouse.

Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur
Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur 

Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur
Moti Doongri Temple Jaipur 
After having the divine sight of this enticing idol we moved towards the  Panchmukhi Hanuman temple besides it. Even That temple was decorated with lights on this auspicious day.

Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple

Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple , Jaipur 
The main idols here are Panch Mukhi Hanuman and Durga Mata.

Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple , Jaipur 

Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple , Jaipur 
After finishing the darshan we proceeded our hotel . It was already 7.00 PM when we finished all the sight seeing and still one place was pending . While going from Moti Doongri temple to our Hotel We saw our country's largest flag in Central Park in Jaipur. We saw this  enormous flag from outside as we were in hurry. The picture is not clear due to the light conditions and distance.


On the auspicious occasion of Dhanteras, 24.10.2011, Jaipur, gets the tallest, National Flag of India which will fly around the clock in the Central Park of Jaipur.

Some interesting facts about this Flag.

The height of the flag pole is 207 feet.( Tallest in India)

It weighs 13 tons.

The dimensions of the Flag are 72 feet long & 48 feet wide.

Total knitted polyester cloth used is 321 sq. mts. The weight is 25 kgs.

The budget was Rs.76 Lacs.

It is the 24th such Flag in India & 1st of its kind in the state of Rajasthan.


India's Largest Flag : Central Park Jaipur
India's Largest Flag : Central Park Jaipur
Dear Divine Souls,

Here I come to an end of this one. In the next one we will go to another famous landmark called Raj Mandir Cinema Theatre . Till Then,

Jai Bhole.


Moti Doongri Temple: How to reach

By Air : Nearest Airport Jaipur International Airport 

By Rail : Nearest Railhead  is Jaipur Railway Station

By Road : Well Connected in the middle of the city

City Transport : Auto rickshaws, Private Taxis, Cycle rickshaws, City Buses, and Metro Railway is starting soon. 
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Table of Contents for Rajasthan Yatra 2012 : Ajmer , Pushkar and Jaipur

1. MUMBAI TO JAIPUR
2. JAIPUR TO AJMER 
3. AJMER DARGAH SHARIF
4. TEERTHRAJ (TIRTHRAJ) PUSHKAR
5. PUSHKAR : Lord Brahma Temple 
6. PUSHKAR : Savitri Devi Temple 
7. PUSHKAR : Important Temples 
8. PUSHKAR MARKET AND PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR
9. JAIPUR : Hawa Mahal
10. JAIPUR : Jantar Mantar
11. JAIPUR : City Palace
12. JAIPUR : Galtaji Temple (Monkey Temple)
13. JAIPUR : Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh & Birla Temple 
14. JAIPUR : Moti Doongri Temple & Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple
15. JAIPUR : Raj Mandir Cinema Hall  
16. JAIPUR : MI Road & Govind Dev ji Temple 
17. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Gates & Courtyards
18. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Spellbinding Art 
19. JAIPUR : Amer Fort (Amber Palace), Splendid Views
20. JAIPUR : Jaigarh Fort, The Invincible One 
21. JAIPUR : Nahargarh Fort 
22. JAIPUR : Jal Mahal
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28 comments:

  1. I remember going to Moti doongri Ganesh temple every Wednessday. It is only half a k.m. away from my residence. The area has changed a lot over the period of time.

    Central Park is also famous for its monthly classical open air free for all musical nights. Many Indian Classical music legends have performed here live.

    I enjoy my morning walks in this park whenever I am in Jaipur.

    Thanks Vishal for your lively photographs and descriptions of the places which are so close to my heart.

    Neeraj

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    1. Neeraj jee ,

      The area might have changed But I think Lord Ganesha's Charm is not, i am definitely sure. When One is here he just gets attracted to this mighty idol. I wish I could have gone to Central park and visited this Flag closely.

      Your comments are very encouraging. Thanks a lot

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  2. Hi Vishal!

    You've been nominated for a Liebster Award. Please check my post for details - http://fisheyes-meanie.blogspot.in/2013/02/my-first-liebster-award.html

    Congratulations :)

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    1. Thanks a Lot Mixi. And same to you ....

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  3. Nice post on a beautiful temple.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/02/welcome-to-benares.html

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    1. Thanks RND for your extended support

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  4. ap bhut bada kam kar rahe hai, isase pryatako ko labh hoga hi, dur daraj baithe logo ko bhi mandiro ka darshan kara de rahe hai

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    1. aapke itne badhiyaa comment ke bahut bahut dhanyawaad.

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  5. Thrilling tour , I will really like to visit the places mentioned above.

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    1. Yes Once in lifetime one should go to any part of Rajasthan for one week

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  6. very informative and helpful indeed...thanks for sharing

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  7. Hi Vishal Rathod

    i had read entire post , generally i am not preferring to read whole post i just go through the main points only. But the way you presented topic, your energy is motivating me to go thought each line of your post
    thank you, happy blogging

    Regards,
    Umesh Tarsariya

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    1. Thanks Umesh for this wonderful and genuine comment .

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  8. The interiors and roof of the temple resembles a gurudwara. Thanks for sharing Vishal

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  9. Thank you Vishal the tour was great & so is the music on your blog!!!

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  10. Thanks Indu. For Music credit goes to Valli for helping me. And for tour it is still on in form of my posts.

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  11. Nice post and some good photographs. But is that the largest flag ? I used to think its in Sriperembadur

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    1. Thanks Puru . People in Jaipur claim this to be largest one

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