Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple
Moti Dungri Ganesh Temple in Jaipur was constructed by Seth Jai Ram Paliwal in the 18th century
to seek blessings of Lord Ganesha before every special occasion. Positioned on a small hill, this religious spot
is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Jaipur, frequented by worshippers from different corners of the country
every day. An exotic palace named ‘Moti Dungri Palace’, which belonged to Rajmata Gaytri Devi is also located in the same vicinity as that of
the temple and a lot of visitors visit it too.
The intricate stone carving and its exquisite lattice work in the temple,
makes it a must visit destination for tourists, especially history lovers and art lovers. Ganesh Chaturthi is
the main festival celebrated in this temple.
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.The icon of the god Ganesha established in the temple is said to be
more than five-hundred years old, and was brought here in 1761 by Seth Jai Ram Pallival who was accompanying
Maharaja Madho Singh I, from Udaipur. It was brought to Udaipur from Gujarat. The temple was built under Pallival's
supervision.shrine dedicated to the deities Lakshmi Narayan is situated south of Ganesha temple.
The trunk of the sindoor-coloured Ganesha icon is rightwards.Devotees offer laddo sweets,
at least, 1.25 lakhs to Ganesha every year. A fair is organized every Wednesday in the temple complex.
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.