1 July 2015

Sri Jagat Siromaniji Temple, Amber!!!

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"Apko Bhul Bhulaiya film ka mandir dekhna hai(do you want to see the temple featured in the Bollywood movie Bhul Bhulaiya)??", this is what our guide asked us as we were driving to Amber fort. We happily accepted and asked him to take us. Its through the narrow streets of Amber, stoned pathways, and all that rides here are the jeeps which take you up, to Amber fort. 
Sri Jagat Siromaniji Temple, Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Just at the first glimpse of the temple I could recall the scene from the movie, when Vidhya Balan and Akshay Kumar argue on the Anklet. 
Sri Jagat Siromaniji Temple, Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Sri Jagat Siromaniji Temple, Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan
You enter the temple complex through a big gate, which looks more like a fort entrance. After few steps climb there is a beautifully carved marble Toran with figures of elephants on either side. You walk under the toran to reach the temple premises. There is Garuda-Manpada just at the entrance of the temple. The three storeyed Garbhagriha has intricate carvings on the outer walls, and paintings on inner walls and ceiling. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Radha-Krishna, the temple was built between 1599-1608AD by Rani Kankawati, the wife of Raja Man Singh I, in memory of her son Jagat Singh. Presently the temple is under ASI and very well maintained. There were hardly any other tourists during our visit.
Sri Jagat Siromaniji Temple, Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Sri Jagat Siromaniji Temple, Amber, Jaipur, Rajasthan

The temple as seen from Amber Fort, and the Amber village
There is also a Jain temple next to this. We visited that as well and headed to Amber Fort.
Travel Info:
Its on the way to Amber fort, you can spare 15mins from your visit to Amber Fort here.
Timings: 6AM to 1PM and 4PM to 8PM
Entry Free

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15 comments:

  1. What gorgeous architecture! Thank you so much for sharing, Meghana!
    Will go visit this temple soon! :)

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    1. Thank you Ragini. Do visit sometime, its beautiful..

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  2. beautiful temple and amazing shots Meghana :-) Sharing it...

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  3. Beautiful temple. The sculptures are marvelous.

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    1. Thank you Rajesh, its worth a visit..

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  4. Stunning Shots.

    Cheers,

    Sriram & Krithiga

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