Among the temples in the city of Jaipur, Galtaji holds
a prominent place. Known for its beautiful surroundings
and the amazing landscapes that make for the road leading
to the temple, Galtaji in Jaipur is a treat for the
According to the legend behind the establishment of
the temple, this place suffered from scarcity of water.
Therefore a sage called Galva prayed here for hundreds
of years. As a result of the prayers, the Lord was pleased
and the area was blessed with a stream of water. Later,
the people in this area constructed the temple of Galtaji
to pay reverence to the sage.
The entire compound of Galtaji in Jaipur that is cosseted
by hills of Aravali ranges in the outskirts of the city
of Jaipur has a number of temples for the followers
to visit. As you enter the premises of the temple, priestly
chants enter your ears even from a distance. Other temples
located in the temple complex include Sita Ram temple,
Krishna temple, Balaji temple and a hanuman temple.
The complex also has an artificial lake called kund.
The source of water for this lake has been carved in
the shape of a cow's mouth similar to that of the starting
point of river Ganges. It is considered sacred to bathe
in the lake before entering the main temple of the sage
Apart from being a popular place among the religious
tourists arriving in the city, Galtaji in Jaipur is
also acclaimed for its picturesque beauty. The hillocks
surrounding the temple complex offer a panoramic view
to the spectators. Even the road connecting the temple
to the main city of Jaipur is full of scenic beauty.
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