Galtaji

Galtaji

Galtaji is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site situated 10 km from Jaipur in Indian state of Rajasthan on Jaipur-Agra highway near Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh .There are temples, pavilions, natural springs and holy 'kunds'.

It is believed that Saint Galav spent his life here and did meditation.

The main temple here is temple of Galtaji in pink stone and has a huge complex. The temple has a number of pavilions with rounded roofs, exquisitely carved pillars and painted walls. The temple is surrounded by natural springs and reservoirs that are considered holy .There are seven tanks here and the Galta Kund is considered the holiest. A large number of people take a holy bath in these tanks especially on Makar Sankranti.

There is another temple in complex and that is temple of Balaji. Yet another notable temple at Galta is Surya Temple dedicated to the Sun God built in the 18th century .

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