Monkey Temple Jaipur

Monkey Temple Jaipur (Galtaji)

Galtaji is an ancient Hindu Pilgrimage about 10 kilometers away from Jaipur, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. One of the best places to visit to in Jaipur is Galta Ji, also known as the Monkey Temple. It's located in a valley and can easily be reached by car. The site consists a collection of temples built a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural springtime arises high up on capital as well as flows downward, filling a series of sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrim’s bath. Visitors and pilgrims can raise the crevasse, continuing past the greatest water swimming pool to a hilltop temple from there are views of Jaipur as well as its strongholds spreads out across the valley floor. It is believed that a Saint named Galav lived here, practiced meditation, and did penance (tpasya). 

History of Galtaji Monkey Temple

Galta is a pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage site was built by Diwan Rao kriparam in the 18th century. Diwan rao kriparam was the courtier of Sawai Jai Singh second of jaipur.

By legends, it is believed that saint Galav rishi spent his whole life in search of truth as well as did 'Tapasya' for numerous years in galtaji. Happy with his penance the god appeared before him and honored his place of worship with abundant water. It has a galta kund which is a holy water tank as well as the water of the storage tank never ever dries. Taking bathroom in this holy galta kund is thought about as pavitra and also can clean your all sins. 

To honor Saint galav rishi a temple was built right here and also it was named after him. Among the important truths which are related to this galta temple is that some part of Ram Charit Manas i.e. 'Ramayana' is composed in this holy place by Goswami Tulsidas. It is stated that the Galta kund has medicinal powers and also as a result of it this is known to as pilgrim centre.

Water Tanks

The temple is known for its natural springs, the water from which gathers in tanks (kunds). There are seven tanks, the holiest being the Galta Kund, which never ever goes dry Galtaji, It is considered auspicious to bathe in the waters of Galtaji, especially on Makar Sankranti, and thousands come to bathe every year.

How to Reach Galta Temple

The temple is located at a range of 11 kilometers far from pink city jaipur. You can most likely to galta ji by two various routes. The first you can hire a taxi or automobile rickshaw and drive straight to the temple. The 2nd alternative is to trek to galtaji from the end of surajpol bazaar road as well as complies with the course east through the big pink stone archway. It is approximately 30 minutes of short hike from start to end. This route provides stunning views of the temples and Jaipur while passes the sun temple.

Best Time to Visit Monkey Temple Jaipur

Every year in mid-January on 'makar sakranti' a large crowd of visitors come here to swim in the holy kund as well as in the month of savan (this month is dedicated to lord Shiva) in mid-July or august where many pilgrimages comes with their kavads and remain in the galtaji for one evening and in morning fill up the holy water in the kavads (urn) as well as begin their trip to the lord Shiva holy place of their options. The visiting hours of this temple are from dawn to sundown yet evening is the best time to see this place because the large family of monkeys are coming back from the city to temple and flocking towards the temple kunds for a bath.

The temple attracts large numbers of tourists daily when you reach near to galtaji temple spiritual feelings develop in you. You can hear the chanting of religious hymns, and the prayers sung by the devotees.