History Of Temple
The Galta Ji temple was built around 250 years ago by Diwan Kriparama, a loyal courtier of the-then Raja (king) of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh II. According to the ancient scriptures, the famous sage Galav had lived and meditated at this place centuries ago.
Major Attractions Of Temple
The temple complex, built on pink sandstone looks more like a typical palatial mansion or Haveli of Rajasthan than a shrine. With a large number of pavilions, rounded roofs and brightly painted interiors as well as exteriors which are duly complimented by exquisitely carved pillars, the Galta temple is undoubtedly a visual treat. The paintings at Galta temple illustrate images of Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Ganesha and Parvati along with scenes from various festivals and state occasions. The natural springs and reservoirs (Kunds) are the most sacred features of this shrine. It is believed that taking a dip in these holy pools absolves people of all sins. The temple also had some beautiful mural paintings on its walls but, unfortunately, over the years, many of them were washed away by heavy rains.
There are 3 main Kunds in this shrine of which, the Galta Kund is considered the most sacred. Fed by a spring originating from a rock curve named Gaumukh, the Galta Kund never runs out of water. Kartik Purnima (The Full Moon night usually celebrated in November) is the main festival here when the temple witnesses a huge influx of pilgrims who visit the shrine and take long dips in the sacred pools of water. Makar Sankranti (a harvest festival celebrated on the 14th of January every year) is also an important celebration.
Galta Temple Beautiful Images Collection