In the heart of the Pink City Jaipur, is a hub of faith, idolized in the form of Lord Ganesha, known as Moti Doongri Ganesh Temple. The idol is carved out of stone and intricate lattice work on marble is seen. It is said to have been constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in Ashok Nagar and later built upon.
The temple and its structure resembles a Scottish Castle. Its architecture, modern. India being a country where a divine power is hailed and worshipped as a priority, and Hinduism being a religion where spiritual bond with Gods and Goddesses is claimed, have continued to make its followers revolve around the supreme power and retained their belief by reciprocating it with fruits of wishes, or at least peace of minds. This elephant headed Lord of prosperity dwelling in the pearl shaped hill, from which Moti Doongri gets its name, calls many devotees , thereby making it a popular destination for tourist and wanderers. During Ganesh Chaturthi and Paush Bada, the count of devotees increase.
There are many interesting stories as to how this temple was built; and these allow us a glimpse at the glory of Jaipur, the splendor of Rajasthan and the deepth of religion in India!
When to visit : Moti Doongari Temple
Best time to visit: August - February
Opening hours:6:00 AM - 1:30 PM AND 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM