A visit to Moti Doongri Temple on Ganesh Chaturthi

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Think about Rajasthan and what comes to your mind at first, stark desert settings, exquisite palaces belonging to the erstwhile Maharajas, riot of colors in the ghagra cholis and gay with turbans wore by the local population. Hailed as the pink city, Jaipur in India is stepped in the rich history of the royalty of Rajasthan.

In the middle of Jaipur there rises a small hill Moti Dungri meaning ‘Pearl hill’, since it looks like a drop of pearl on the top of a hill. The Moti Dungri hill is occupied by a palace and a temple. However, this temple at the top of Moti Dungri hill is known as the Ganesh Giri temple. This Ganesh temple is the most famous here.

The temple of Moti Dungri Hill is dedicated to Lord Ganesh. This ancient Ganesh temple served a tourist attraction for the scenic view. Moti Dungri hill temple is significant from the religious point of view too. Often, many people from far away distance as well as the local people come to this sacred temple to pay their homage to Lord Ganesh.

If you are lucky to be in Jaipur for the following two days, then don’t miss to attend the Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Moti Dungri temple.

The mesmerizing Ganesh Temple is all set to welcome the festival tomorrow i.e. September19th. The Ganesh Chaturthi utsav will start off early morning with the rituals of holy shower to the idol followed by shringaar and aarti in the presence of more than thousand devotees.

Indian sweets Laddus (modak) would be offered to Lord Ganesh, because Ganpati is very fond of Laddus. Special Aartis and other devotional events will be organized by the popular groups and devotees.

On the other hand, devotees will offer holy showers at Shwet Siddhi Vinayak temple at Surajpole. Nahar Ke Ganesh ji temple, Dhwajadheesh Temple at Badi Chaupar and Gadh Ganesh temple at Nahargarh hills also welcome Ganesh Chaturthi utsav with devotion.

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