A Visit To The Spectacular Sri Ramchandra Temple In Jaipur

I visited Sri Ram Chandra Temple in Jaipur during the Goverdhan Puja which is the day following Diwali. According to Hindu mythology, Diwali is marked with the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile. As per the Hindu rituals, Goddess Laxmi is worshiped on this day. I visited the only temple dedicated to Lord Rama or Ram in Jaipur. The temple is called Sri Ramchandra Mandir.

shri ramchamdra temple in jaipur at chandpole bazar
Beautiful workmanship around the entrance gate of Sri Ram Chandra Temple, Jaipur. As seen from Chandpole Bazar.

Queen of Jaipur, Maaji Sahiba under the rule of Sawai Ram Singh II  constructed Sri Ram Chandra temple in the 19th century. Details are not available on the year of completion of this temple. As per locals, the temple is 150 years old.

Paintings on the wall of the inner entrance gate of Sri Ramchandra Temple.

The temple is managed by a family of priests residing in the temple complex. They claim the temple was handed over by the King to his great-grandfather and his lineage is responsible for the upkeep and affairs of the temple. I’m not sure about the authenticity of this claim. The temple complex is home to his family and the first courtyard is kind of shabby and unkempt.

First view of the inner courtyard. Sri Ram Chandra temple, Jaipur

The Sri Ram Chandra Temple is built-in Haveli style. The inner courtyard is quite majestic. The architecture and style give an impression of a royal palace.

Beautifully painted walls inside the inner courtyard
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Another view of the courtyard,  facing the entrance.

Here are a few pictures of the sanctum of Sri Ramchandra Temple, which has a beautifully painted ceiling and wall.

Inside Sri Ramchandra Temple, Jaipur
The beautiful Sanctum of Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur
temple of Rama in india
Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur

The walls depict the scenes from the Ramayana. Many of these are famous scenes like the one with Lord Rama returning back to his kingdom in Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. Here are a few pictures.

scenes from Ramayana and paintings of figures of royalty. Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur
The scenes from Ramayana.
Beautiful paintings and depictions from Ramayana. The palace in the background is a lookalike of City Palace, Jaipur.  Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur
Scenes from Ramayana are beautifully depicted in this painting. Sri Ram Chandra temple, Jaipur

The priest claims that this is the only temple having Ram Darbar in Jaipur. He goes on to add that the only other temple having Ram Darbar in the entire North India is the one in Ayodhya, a city that Bhagwan Ram once ruled!


Sanctum. Sri Ramchandra Temple, Jaipur

Here are some more elements from the temple, which show top-notch workmanship!

Cobra and lotus designs carved on the pillars at Sri Ram Chandra Temple, Jaipur
Beautiful gate pillars. Sri Ram Chandra temple, Jaipur
carving, and painting on the wall. Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur

The people were waiting for the aarti to be performed.

People waiting patiently for the Aarti and darshan

Timings of Sri Ramchandra Mandir, Jaipur

One can have darshan or blessings five times a day. These timings are pre-fixed and vary from season to season. Here are pictures of Aarti in progress.

The aarti at Sri Ramchandra Temple, Jaipur
Another view of Aarti being performed at Sri Ramchandra Temple, Jaipur
Devotees lined up during Aarti. Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur
close up of Aarti being performed in Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur

Sri Ramchandra Temple is certainly one of its kind, being the only temple dedicated to Lord Ram in Jaipur. It’s beautiful and has been maintained reasonably well. There is another temple in Jaipur with a similar name, located near Hawa Mahal, but it’s dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Sri Ramchandra temple, Jaipur

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38 thoughts on “A Visit To The Spectacular Sri Ramchandra Temple In Jaipur

    1. Thanks Ladyfi! This architecture style is not being carried forward in construction patterns anymore here in Jaipur! I don’t know whether this is a sad aspect or we need to move on!


    1. Yes, Jaipur has lots of layers that needs to be uncovered…..Most tourist just scrap the exposed part….while the chunk of it still lays hidden!
      I’m also discovering new things….every time! Jaipur has a very rich history and large part of it has been documented by the royal court or recorded by individuals!

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  1. Thank You Arvi for this beautiful post and exceptional photos.The paintings depicting scenes from the Ramayana are amazing! It is interesting to know that that the only other temple in North India having Ram Durbar is the one in Ayodhya. A special thank you for the Arti photos.

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    1. I’m glad that you liked these photos. As for Ram durbar, this information was given by the priest, I cannot verify this claim though. I assume it must be true. This aarti was a special one -on Goverdhan, Diwali.


    1. Most of such temples, built by royal family are pretty ornate mostly by architectural construction or frescoes. there are quite a lot of them in city, some have been featured here on my blog as well! Thanks for checking it out!

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    1. Thanks Parul, It is an old post…2 years to be precise! Of late, many people have started worshiping only Laxmiji! I guess we are becoming more and more materialistic! I’m sure there must be even greater following for Lord Ram in UP since Ayodhya is in UP!

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