Lord Ganesha holds a special place, not just in Hindu mythology but also in the heart of every devotee. Every religious function or festival followed by the Hindus starts by offering prayers to Lord Ganesha. According to religious scriptures, he is the God worshipped at the start of any auspicious beginning. Several famous temples across the country pay homage to Lord Ganesha and Jaipur holds the claim to fame of having once such temple in the city.
Moti Doongri temple is one of the most famous and revered temples of Jaipur which sees thousands of devotees at its steps. Devotees visit this temple at every important occasion of their life, be it buying their first car, or after getting married or before applying for a visa. The temple holds a very important place in the hearts of the people of the city.
Moti Dungri Temple of Lord Ganesha is well known for its heavenly power. It is run by the guests and sightseers generally as the year progressed. The sanctuary is the focal point of fascination on celebrations like Ganesh Chaturthi, Krishna Janamasthami, Annakut and Paush Bada. Researchers and designers come here to have kind of rich social legacy of city. Huge number of enthusiasts partake in the planning of celebrations and pay their respects to God Ganesha.
The symbol of Lord Ganesha being the excellent explanation of interest is focus of fascination for the guests. A fair is coordinated each Wednesday.
The sanctuary premise covers a range of 2 km and its structure has three vaults which connote the three fundamental religions continued in the country. Many-sided latticework in marble emphasizes the excellence of this sanctuary which has been cut out of stone. The walls are embellished with scenes from folklore that leave the guests entranced.
There are two edges on the two sides of the entry to the sanctuary for the aficionados to sit after they have offered supplications at the sanctuary. It is accepted that Lord Ganesha is satisfied in the event that the enthusiasts sit for a couple of moments in the wake of offering their requests and don’t rush back home right away.
Within the sanctuary is similarly amazing as its external design. An immense symbol of Lord Ganesha in a sitting stance with his trunk pointed towards the left graces the sanctuary. Most Idols of Lord Ganesha have their trunk towards the right side and those with it on the left are viewed as very promising.The unmistakable orange shade of the icon has a heavenly brightness to it thus does the thick glossy dark hair of the symbol. A silver crown decorates the top of the icon which is covered with ravishing garments and gems.Sculpture of an enormous Mushak or rodent is put near the feet of the Lord Ganesha. Mushak is supposed to be the riding vehicle of Lord Ganesha. The privileged position of the icon is made from silver and gold and is flanked by two enormous silver support points on the two sides. A major Golden chakra enhances the wall behind the symbol while a brilliant umbrella or chhatra is on the icon.
As is commonly said, there will never be the best chance to visit a sanctuary since one can go there at whatever point one wishes to offer supplications. Moti Doongri sanctuary is crowded by enthusiasts all week long yet Wednesday is one of the most active days for the sanctuary. Master Ganesha is supposed to be the lord of the planet Mercury and Wednesday is the day for Mercury.
A little fair is set external the sanctuary on this day each week where peddlers selling toys, desserts, and other trinkets cover the street paving the way to the sanctuary. The passage of vehicles to the door of the sanctuary is limited on this day and blockades are set a ways off from the sanctuary premises.