Saturday, September 5, 2009

Unseen Rajasthan Special-Galta The Monkey Temple.

HISTORY
Located amidst stark surroundings, the shrine of Galta, also known as 'the Monkey Temple', cuts a spectacular spectacle. Perched on the crown of a mount, the temple, is located at close quarters from the beautiful Sisodia Rani-ka Bagh. It is said that the hallowed portals of the temple played host to the penance rituals of God man Galava. This shrine also used to register huge footfalls from the devotees of Lord Krishna, belonging to the religious order of Ramanand.

Visitors from all across the world troop to the sacred precincts of the temple devoted to the Sun deity. The brainchild of Diwan Kriparam, an attendant to Sawai Jai Singh, the Second. A trip to the temple of the Sun God, is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. The eastern portion of its holy precincts comprises interesting architecture. Consisting of three water bodies, drawing their regular source of water from the gaumukh, these are star attractions of the temple. This was built in keeping with the social norms of the times, an age when separate bathing ghats were designated for men folk and women folk. The lowermost water body is devoted to Lord Hanuman.

Entrance

Umbrellas
Temple GateGate to Pond
Few More UmbrellasThe Sacred PondMonkey's Playing.

This is a lovely place to visit.
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67 comments:

Wilma said...

Such a lovely place, why aren't more people there? Is it built into the mountain, or did the land slide into it?

fufu said...

i wanna visit this lovely place :) wondering when could i set my foot on India

Rajesh said...

Fantastic post and the snaps. I could not cover this on my trip to Rajasthan due to lack of time.

Check out Vittala Temple, Hampi

kavita said...

Your posts make me a prouder Indian.....lovely place,lovely pictures and great narration.

amatamari© said...

Really a series of images fantastic!
A beautiful place, a pearl of India
that you gifts to us all!
Thanks!

Diane AZ said...

This is my favorite tour on your blog so far! I love the umbrellas and decorative arches of the temple and the monkeys look adorable. Most fascinating is how the mountain and temple merge into one.

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to see this incredible place. So much beauty.

Prospero said...

The Gate to Pond, built in to the rock, is a sensational site.

tossan® said...

Fantastic architecture of this fabulous country. Good photos! Very good!

Anya said...

Very BEAUTIFUL place :)
Fantastic shots !!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---this is absolutely breathtaking.. I love it.. The temple, the arches, the pool, etc. etc.etc. FABULOUS!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These are so beautiful--I love the way that building is built into the side of the mountain. Great detailing.

Regina said...

Thanks for the tour. The shrine is very interesting.
Great architectures.

Vagabonde said...

What a truly beautiful temple. Everything is exquisite, the umbrellas, the walls painted in muted colors and the sacred pond. Thanks for sharing this with us, it was a lovely tour.

joo said...

It's fabulous place which I'd really like to visit one day!
When is the best time to visit Rajasthan?
Greetings

ladyviral said...

Lovely place!

and cute monkies too haha :P

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

UR: What a beautiful temple and the monkeys are so neat running wild.

Babzy said...

wow ,fantastic visit !

Pietro said...

Fabulous place. What a wonderful Temple with a great architecture.
Thanks for sharing!

MyMaracas said...

I agree with Wilma - it seems odd that there are no people here. Is it a temple where monkeys are honored or protected, or are there simply a lot of monkeys there?

A part of me longs to see these places in person. Another part of me wants to leave them as half-imaginary places in another place and time. Does that make any sense?

Anyway, I do so love to come here and see these fabulous wonders. You are fortunate to have such a rich and ancient culture. I am honored that you stop by to see my humble little corner of the earth.

Babli said...

Very beautiful presentation with excellent pictures. I liked the last pic very much. How sweetly the monkeys are doing their work. I have been to this temple and was mesmerized to see the beauty and the monkeys were moving around which was a nice experience.

claude said...

The architecture of your country is veru beautiful.
Over here we can see monkeys only in zoo.

RENATA MARIA PARREIRA CORDEIRO said...

Loved the place, the photos, the history. Everything is really beautiful!
Thanks for sharing, my friend!
Have a nice day,
Renata Cordeiro

Shell Sherree said...

The architecture is spectacular, not to mention those cute monkeys! So endearing, the way they groom each other.

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shots....fantastic reading!

vijendra said...

hi sir is really ausum about unseen rajasthan vijendra singh nirwan

Olivier said...

c'est magnifique, la structure des temples me fait penser a de la dentelle.

it is beautiful, the structure of temples makes me think of lace.

Wolynski said...

Love the Monkey Temple - India is full of treasures and extraordinary structures. Beautiful photos.

Liliana Lucki said...

Fantastic,very very nice !!!

From Argentina Liliana

Anvilcloud said...

That's a very impressive place. Thanks for the tour.

Mama Zen said...

What beautiful architecture!

George said...

The beauty of this temple is brath-taking. It's hard to understand how the gate could be built into the mountain as it was. Thanks for taking us to this wonderful place,

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** I was magic with the beauty of these photos - its country must be pretty

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Grande abraço,
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** fiquei encantado com a beleza destas fotos - seu país deve ser lindo

altadenahiker said...

India, land of architectural genius. The Gate to the Pond is brilliant -- not even the monkeys could steal that scene -- not quite.

Lady Di Tn said...

Great photos. I love to enlarge them to study the buildings and drawings. Thanks for sharing these with us. Peace

Linnea W said...

What a fabulous place to visit! Amazing how the one building is built right into the rock wall. Love those monkeys! Thank you for the tour; one day I want to see it in person. And thanks for becoming my 100th follower!

Anna said...

Oh wow what an amazing temple, and the monkeys lol. Stumbled on your blog, and you got some cool stuff here. Anna :)

Tammie Lee said...

my goodness, the beauty you share with us is endless, plus monkeys too!
Spirithelpers

Andresa said...

Very happy and I was honored with his visit. The photos are wonderful, brings us a desire to know this country so beautiful and wonderful.

A Great Day
Kisses
Andresa Araujo

Indrani said...

In which district of Rajasthan?
I didn't get that. Great shots.

Cathy said...

just amazing--i would love to visit!

yyam said...

Wow! This looks like a gorgeous place to visit!

Stephanie said...

The monkeys are having a good time :-) Nice place to visit. TQ for introducing. Have a wonderful day!

. Paulo . Intemporal . said...

. fantastic .

. lovely place .

. i love your blog. I love India .

. next year i`ll go visit Sri Lanka and India, of course .

. thanks !!!

. best regards, dear friend .

Carmem said...

Teu blog é fantástico!!...
essa arquitetura é extremamente linda!
Agradeço também por compartilhar coisas lindas assim...
Obrigada pelo comentário..

Beijo

Wenche said...

It's a beautiful place. The monkeys are cute too:-) Nice photos.

AB said...

Amazing how the building merges into the rock.

Valter Montani said...

Very beautiful place, fantastic architecture, congratulations!

divsi said...

the lAST pic is sooo cute:)
hehe
n yeah bharat:my blogs updated FINALLY!:)

holdingmoments said...

A stunning place, captured beautifully in pictures and words.

exposemaximum said...

thank you very much for sharing these pleasant images

GMG said...

Hi Unseen! Another wonderful post. I'm thrilled everytime I come here!!
Blogtrotter is now in Turkey. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!

Sonia Schmorantz said...

Os templos são lindos, no Brasil terminou ontem uma novela que se chamava Caminho para as Indias, onde mostrou muito desta cultura rica e tambem este mundo tão colorido com seus mistérios.
Um abraço, bom final de semana

Maggie May said...

Amazing the way that the building is joined to the rock like that. There is so much beauty in your lovely land.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

How beautiful and awe-inspiring. And, I love the last shot of the two monkeys. My husband has been to India many times, but I have yet to go. He has brought back many treasures through the years. India is truly a magical place. Thanks for sharing.

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Ane said...

Fantastic place,beautiful!

Ai Shiang said...

The 4th pic is fascinating! I wonder how they build the building on the rock/wall.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

What a place! WHAT A PLACE!!

Building a New Home

Clytie said...

I also love the way the temple and the rock merge into one. This seems to be a very peaceful place. Thank you for bringing us there, and sharing the history of such a beautiful place.

gaelikaa said...

Lovely monkeys. The ones where I live look very different.

foongpc said...

Nice place! I would love to visit it!

Desnuda said...

Olá!

Tenho fotos, minha filha visitou este templo. Belo! A história também.

I have photos, my daughter visited this temple. Beautiful! The story also.

Thanks friend!

lifechick said...

Spectacular place, gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

Ayie said...

monkeys roaming free like that sometimes get wild...i hope they don't disturb visitors of that place

valeria said...

This is absolutely enchanting. Absolutely.

Ann said...

these monkeys playing and catching each other's fleas are so entertaining.