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Insights | Garh Ganesh Temple History

What is Garh Ganesh Temple history?

Garh Ganesh temple predates the founding of Jaipur city. 

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Gad Ganesh Temple….commands great views!

Garh Ganesh temple makes a departure from the usual temple architecture. 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.

Do you know that Jaipur City Palace and Garh Ganesh temple falls on the same axis? It is being claimed that Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II could get a glimpse of Garh Ganesh Temple from his palace room. This seems to be more of a legend.

The Lord Ganesha idol in this temple is in child form. This is a rarity and not found easily in Ganesha temples.

Read The Imposing Gad Ganesh Temple Jaipur

Garh Ganesh Temple falls on the same axis as City Palace Jaipur.

Garh Ganesh Temple could serve as a hide-out for a small duration for Maharajah Sawai Jai Singh II in case of any war or battle.


Its strategic location helped the ruler to keep a vigil over the surrounding areas. Garh Ganesh Temple provides 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. Historians claim Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II was very intelligent & perceptive. Having fought many wars & battles leading the Mughal army as a general must have led him to build a strong defense system for Jaipur.

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