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Sri Raj Rajeshwari Temple..synonymous with Mystic & Spiritual Powers

 

Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple doesn’t ring much to an average resident of Jaipur even though it’s a heritage temple commissioned by the erstwhile rulers of Jaipur state.

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Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple, Jaipur has been constructed in traditional Haveli style, with high fortification wall running all around it’s perimeter.

Dedicated to Maa Raj Rajeshwari, this temple is supposedly built using  Tantra and Mantra meaning idol has  mystic & spiritual powers.

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Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple, Jaipur-built in haveli style, synonymous with heritage temples of Jaipur

 

There is a very interesting incident associated with this temple, as narrated by the care- taker of the temple.

Before construction of Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple, this area belonged to Shri Amritpuri Maharaj and area was called Amritpuri ka Chippa. An Akahada (arena) of Naga Sadhus, was organized at the same place. (You can read more about Naga Sadhus here, as well ).

During the reign of Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh, Maratha  army  attacked the state of Jaipur in 1787 AD. War broke out at a place called Tunga, near Jaipur. Marathas heavily pounded on the Rajputs (Jaipur army) causing agony to Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh. Worried, he sought help & blessing from  Shri Amritpuri Maharaj to turn the tide against the Marathas.

Shri Amritpuri Maharaj gave his blessings to Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh but with a condition.  Upon winning the war against Marathas,  a temple dedicated to Maa Raj Rajeshwari would be constructed by Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh. With the turn of events, Marathas retreated and as promised this temple came into being.

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Simplicity dominate the architecture of Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple, Jaipur

The temple follows the simple Rajput architectural style with no ostentatious design elements. A high boundary wall similar to fortification protects the temple. All Haveli style temples in Jaipur exude feeling of a palace and openness, Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple is no different. The sanctum and Jagmohan (prayer hall) of the temple are built on a  high plinth, in line with other temples commissioned during Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh‘s reign.

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Sylvan surroundings of Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple, Jaipur

 

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Sri Raj Rajeshwari Temple, Jaipur

This temple is famous for its Tantric & mystic abilities. Devotees visit Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple to seek blessings to overcome their problems. In that sense, it’s no ordinary temple.

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Sri Raj Rajeshwari Temple, Jaipur. The upkeep of temple is great, in spite of being more than 200 years old.
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Sri Raj Rajeshwari Temple, Jaipur, a heritage temple in a Jaipur

There have been some renovations in the temple in last few years which stand out with the old heritage built. The care takers explained that though they wanted these restorations to take place in old technique,  but non-availability of skilled workforce has forced to use newer methods which include cement instead of lime mortar, which was traditionally used. This temple is maintained by the private family of priests.They claim that the temple was handed over to their lineage by the Royal court of Jaipur and they derive no funding from the government to maintain this temple.

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A Baori or step-well attached to Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple, Jaipur

During old time before the water line & tap were invented, availability & storage of water was important for sustenance, hence a  Baori was built just outside the temple to ensure availability of water.

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Entrance to Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple, Jaipur.

Lion sculpted out of stones on either side of the gate is a signature style found in all temples built by Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh. Click here to read about other temples commissioned by Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh.

Sylvan surrounding adds to the serenity of Sri Raj Rajeshwari temple. Even though the temple is not ornate, the peace and tranquillity of vicinity is certainly a big draw. 

The temple authorities do not allow photography inside the sanctum.

 

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18 thoughts on “Sri Raj Rajeshwari Temple..synonymous with Mystic & Spiritual Powers

    1. Thank you! I believe that we pack our bags and travel to other places to explore around. you’ll be amazed if you become “tourist” in your own city …
      And the best thing is that you don’t have to take a leave to explore around!
      🙂

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    1. I’m happy that you liked this post! 🙂
      Yes, the entire place is so peaceful…away from the hustle bustle one usually comes across in the city! sort of get away! Thanks for liking and commenting.
      🙂

      Like

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