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History of Garh Ganesh Temple, Jaipur….Some Insight!

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Gad Ganesh Temple….commands great views!

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 cityGarh Ganesh temple predates Jaipur city. Jaipur City Palace and Garh Ganesh temple falls on the same axis.

Also Read the related post, Gad Ganesh Temple, Jaipur…..Imposing!

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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