There are interesting historical facts about Garh Ganesh Temple in Jaipur.
Have you ever thought why Garh Ganesh Temple was built as a small fortification? It was a part of a defense system envisioned by the Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II the founder of Jaipur city. Garh Ganesh temple predates Jaipur city. Jaipur City Palace and Garh Ganesh temple falls on the same axis.
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Garh Ganesh Temple could serve as a hide-out for a small duration. Its strategic location helped the rulers to keep a vigil over the surrounding areas. Gad Ganesh Temple provided an expansive view of the road leading to Delhi.
Aamagarh, a similar fortification on the eastern hill range in Jaipur covered the road from Agra city. It’s an accepted fact that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was very intelligent & perceptive. Having fought many wars & leading the Mughal army as a general must have imparted him an insight about how to build a defense mechanism for Jaipur .
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