Birla Mandir Temple
A completely marble made Mandir, Birla Mandir in Jaipur is not only famous but one that gives a feeling of peace and calmness to the visitors. Though, there are a number of Birlan Mandirs around the nation, the one in this city is quite hugs. The cleanliness, the maintenance and the well-planned structure and system is bound to take you off your feet. Apart from that, the architecture of the entire monument is worth a heavy sigh. The temple is a dedication to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. It is also known as the LaxmiNarayan Temple for these reasons. There are quite a number of foreign tourists visiting this place all throughout the year.
Raj Mandir Cinema
Raj Mandir is located on the MI Road and is the right place in Jaipur if you want to catch up with a latest Hindi movie. The entire place is pink in colour and looks quite magnificent when seen from outside and nothing like a typical movie hall. The auditorium is also huge in size and the best part is that an advance booking of the tickets can be made 7 days prior to the show. This gives you a good time to plan your itinerary when in Jaipur. The interiors are lavish and quite a spectacular watch as compared to the exteriors.
Monkey Temple (Galta Ji)
Galta is another reflection of the traditional past of the royal families. Though, Galta is a totally desolate place, it is definitely one of the places to visit in Jaipur to check the architecture of the place. It is located on a rocky valley and is also famously known as Monkey Temple because of so many monkeys around. Do not forget to buy peanuts for them from the main gate! There are sacred tanks as well in the temples which is a couple of elephants deep in nature. You can also find a number of frescoes here and some of the important ones are of Krishna with gopis and maharaja playing polo. There is Surya Mandir on the ridge of the Galta which is another thing to add to your list for exploration. You can get a hazy but spectacular view of the city from the Suraj Pol of this temple. The architecture of the entire place is worth making a memory of.
It was nearly 6:00 PM. The Sun was almost off the view but it's light was still there. The birds chorus had made the evening more pleasant. I did not want to leave the place but I had to - Murphy's Law. I took an auto for Galta Gate (INR 10) where the famous Hanuman Temple is situated, on a hill, high above the flatlands of the City. There is a close relation between the monkey and lord Hanuman. you would never find a Hanuman Temple without them, that's surprise me. He is monkey God/King and they are still following their lord, Such a devotion.
Also known as the Birla Temple, it is a few steps down the Moti Dungri Hill in Rajasthan. This beautiful, all- marble temple was established by B.M. Birla and it started to be called the Laxmi Narayan Temple. The temple is unlike the ancient temples and has a lot of modern touches to it. As you go inside this white beauty, you will find the idols of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayan inside along with many other gods and godesses of the Hindu Religion. The walls of the temples are engraved with scripts and cerses from the Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads. There are also mythological events inscribed on the walls of this beautiful temple. A remarkable feature of this temple is that there are pictures, idols and figures of achievers, saints and great men of other religions also such as Socrates, Buddha , Zarathustra, Confucious and others.
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Birla Laxmi Narayan Temple :Next I went to Birla Laxmi Narayan Temple, One of the famous Birla Temple located throughout India. The Industrialist Birla family, from Pilani, Rajasthan, bought the land on which the temple now stands from the Maharaja for a token of ₹1. This White-marble Stoned Structures is a breath taking architecture. After Spending the whole day into the rush, this is a perfect place to spend a peaceful evening in a calm, green and devotional surrounding. I sometime wonder, how our life had been if there were no temples.