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Shri Ganga Ji Temple

Overview


Shri Ganga Ji Temple is located in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan. This temple was constructed in the year of 1845 to 1937.


About The Deity


Shri Ganga Maharaj, the divine river Ganga personified as a Goddess sitting on the back of the crocodile. The statue is made of marble and Ganga Maharani is sitting on the crocodile. On one side, stands a 4 feet high statue of king Bhagiratha with his hands folded. The statue is very impressive. Shri Ganga Maharani is worshiped as a Goddess.


About the Temple


The then king of Bharatpur Maharaj Balwant Singh did not have any issues; hence to get blessed with a son, he founded this temple at the suggestion of Shri Hardevji Maharaj. By and by, generation to the generation, the building work continued. The Maharaj did not accept any help from outside. So he went to the extent of deduction contributions from salaries of his employees. It took many years to get the temple built. As a special feature of the temple is that the king and queen could have first sight of Ganga Maharani and even today a window in their royal palace opens exactly towards the temple of Shri Gangaji and the darshan of Shri Ganga can be held by the king or the queen.

The two storeyed temple is a happy mix of various tiles of architecture and a rare one from the architectural point of view. Artistic carving work has been done on pillars and temple panels. On the main gate on one side is a statue of Lord Krishna holding the Giri Raj Mountain in his hand while on the other side are Shiva Parvati and Laxmi Narayanji.

This temple is a center of faith for all Hindus and it has a historical heritage having beauty of architecture sculpture, carving, engraving, mosaic work, geometrical perfections. People regard the temple as a symbol of holiness and purification because the Ganga occupies a great place in the minds of Hindus as a sacred Devine river.


Rare Fact


While the architecture is unique the Bansi Pahadpur stone of almond color is also a matchless thing. The Gong of the temple is of so great a resonance that it can be heard from distance.


Festivals


All Hindu festivals are celebrated but there is a special celebration of Gangashaptami and Ganga Dussera.


Custom & Traditions of Temple


All hindu customs and traditions are followed. Bhajans, Keertan, Bhandara etc. are organized from time to time.


How To Reach Shri Ganga Ji Temple

By Air

Nearest airport is Agra airport.


By Rail

Nearest railway station is Bharatpur railway station.


By Road

Nearest Bus stop is Bharatpur bus stop.


Temple Address


Shri Ganga Ji Temple,
Pai Bagh, Bharatpur,
Rajasthan - 321001.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge
Shlokas

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Timings

The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

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