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Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple

Have you ever been to Rajasthan? If not, then you have surely missed a place that provides some of the best tourist destinations in the world. Rajasthan as a tourist destination offers a lot of variety. There are a number of tourist destinations in Rajasthan.

Jaipur is one of the best tourist destinations in the state of Rajasthan. Huge number of tourists comes down to this place in order to get the taste of tranquil beauty of Jaipur. However, Jaipur’s tourist attractions are not confined to tranquil beauty. It goes much beyond that and it also include places with historical importance, temples etc. The temples especially are one of the major attractions of Jaipur. Among the many temples, the Moti Doongri temple is one of the most popular ones. Boasting a marvelous architecture with a spiritual importance, the particular temple is a great tourist spot.

Located in the midst of serene natural beauty, the Moti Doongri temple is a wonderful tourist spot that portrays jaw dropping architecture. Built on the lines of Scottish castle, the very sight of the temple will make your visit to the temple truly worthy. Then add to it, the spiritual importance of the temple which draws a huge number of devotees as well.

There are several features of the temple that makes it a perfect example of modern Indian architecture. Features like three domes which represent the three major religions of India are great also impart the temple with a secular touch. A keen study of the architecture also reveals that the architecture of the temple has blend of Indian, western and Islamic features. This perfect blend makes it one of the best tourist spot in Rajasthan. The temple looks best during the evening as it is a mesmerizing sight to see the temple bathed in white light.

There are several attractions in the Moti Doongri temple. The temple complex that boasts a Ganesh temple is a great attraction for devotees as thousand of devotees visit the temple to witness the Ganesha temple. Coming to Jaipur and not visiting the particular temple will make your Jaipur trip incomplete. The sheer beauty of the temple added with a picturesque location makes it a wonderful experience for the tourists. 

History of Moti Doongri temple

Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur built Moti Doongri temple in the 18th century. He had a great passion for art, architecture, and astronomy. Aside from this temple, he also constructed several other structures in the pink city. Sati, who is the wife of Shiva in Hindu mythology, is worshipped in this temple. This temple was built after her earrings fell here. Rajput style architecture can be found in the temple, a style that was prevalent during Jai Singh II's reign.

Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple Architecture

Moti Dungri is constructed in Nagara style. The architecture of this temple demonstrates the sophistication and advancement of Indian subcontinental architecture. There are three entrance gates and a few stairs at the front. The walls of this well-known Jaipur temple are decorated with a number of fine and detailed stone carvings. Various mythological characters are displayed in the lattice work etched on the marble, which is undoubtedly a beautiful sight, especially for art enthusiasts. Besides the outside beauty of the temple, the main attraction of the temple is the 500-year-old Ganesha statue. Whether you focus on the temple's impressive façade or its spiritual interior, it deserves praise.

Inside the Moti Doongri Temple

The inner sanctum houses goddess Sati, the main deity. Intricate carvings decorate the walls and ceilings. The sculptures depict a number of Hindu gods and goddesses. A calm, peaceful atmosphere makes the temple an ideal place for prayer and meditation. 

Best Time to Visit the Temple

Moti Doongri temple is best visited from October to March, when the weather is cooler. It can be very hot in the summer months from April to June. The winter months of December to February are pleasant, but during holidays and festivals it may be crowded. It is less crowded in the early mornings and evenings all year round.

Temples Near Moti Doongri

A few other temples nearby Moti Doongri temple include the Galtaji temple, which boasts monuments and holy kunds, the Govind Devji temple famous for its architecture and sculpture, and the Jaigarh Fort which houses many ancient temples. They showcase Rajasthani cultural heritage and are located within 5-10 kms of Moti Doongri.

Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple Timings 

The temple is open in the morning from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and in the evening from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Mandir opening and closing times can change during the winter, so before visiting, check the official site.


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FAQ about Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple

Q: Why Moti Dungri is famous?

Ans: The Moti Dungri temple is well-known for its historical and religious significance.  According to Hindu legend, Sati's earrings are believed to have fallen here. Maharaja Jai Singh II constructed the temple, which combines Hindu and Mughal architectural elements. The temple is a significant pilgrimage site because of its exquisite sculptures and serene environment.

Q: What is the Darshan timing at Moti Dungri?

Ans: Darshan is available from 5:00 am to 9:00 pm in the summer and from 6 am to 8:30 pm in the winter. During the summer, the temple is closed for a few hours in the afternoons to allow for maintenance and cleaning. To avoid heavy crowds, it is best to go early in the morning or late in the evening.