Pratapeshwar Mahadev Mandir is a Shiva Shrine situated at the Jaipur district of Rajasthan State, India.
About the Deity
The chief deity of this temple is Lord Shiva whose Linga is found in the Sanctum sanctorum. In addition to this, life sized statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi are also found. These statues are made up of white Marble. The temple enshrines the vigrahas of Lord Ganesh and Kartikeya. Like any other Shiva Shrine, Nandi Dev (the bull) is also seen gracing here.
About the Temple
In the olden times, the rulers of Jaipur were believed to be spiritually inclined and had followed various religious rituals with utmost austerity and devotion. Holy Hindu scriptures including the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra were chanted regularly across their kingdom. The Maha Mrithyunjaya mantra is a powerful sloka chanted to avert calamities and death. Apparently, Lord Shiva happens to be the divine destroyer whose blessings are invoked by chanting the Mrithyunjay Mantra. Therefore this temple for Lord Shiva was consecrated on the fourteenth day of the Shukla Paksha (bright phase of the moon) in the Vaishaka month of the Samvat year 1851.
The temple's architecture complements the architectural style of the Jaipur city. The temple has a huge palace like entrance gates with an elevated plinth over the shrine. A small chowk (market) is also seen near the temple complex. Followers of Shri Vallabha sect (pertaining to Sri Vaishnavism) and Adhvaitha philosophy visit this holy shrine to seek the blessings of the Lord.
Lord Shiva graces in his Linga form from most Shiva temples across the country, whereas a Vigraha of the Lord is enshrined here, in addition to his Shiva Linga. The vigraha of Goddess Durga Devi here appears sitting on a tiger.
Sri Maha Shivaratri and the Patotsava are the prominent festivals celebrated in this temple.
Custom & Traditions of Temple
Worship rituals are performed as per prescribed scriptural norms. The deities are adorned with gorgeous dresses and ornaments. The "Bhoga" rituals are also followed according to Vaishnava tradition.
How To Reach Pratapeshwar Mahadev Mandir
The closest airport is the Sanganer airport, Jaipur.
The nearest railway station is Jaipur railway station.
The nearest bus stop is Jaipur bus stop.
Pratapeshwar Mahadev Mandir,
Aatish Market Exit Gangori Bazaar,
Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302003.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open in Morning from 6.00 am to 10.30 am and in evening 6.00 pm to 8.15 pm