About Hanuman Ji Temple
Location: Near Chandpole Gate
God Worshipped: Shri Hanuman ji
Road Distance from Jaipur: 1 Kms
Built in the year: 1727 A.D. By Maharaja Mansingh ji
The famous temple of Lord Hanuman, situated in heart of the city on a busy road. This is the pair of two temples facing each other on both sides on road, this is the main one. The temple is crowded day long with peole and meant that every wish come true said here.
The Maharaja had strong leanings towards the spread of Bhakti cult specially that of Hanuman Ji, the God of power, wisdom and help in pain. Here the devotees can have the God's darshan and offer their prayers.
The idol of Hanuman Ji is very rare. It is 5 1/2' high and 3 1/4' wide. The idol is washed with Vermillion paste making it vermillion colored. This is called "Chola" or covering. The deity is South facing.
Important Architectural Characteristics:
The Shikhar (pinnacle) of the temple is raised spiracle to a height of 25 feet. A gold polished copper Kalash is at the pinnacle. On the walls of the Shikhar, there are sixteen engraved pictures with themes from the Ramacharita Manasa. On the ceiling is Rama Panchayat i.e. Ram and Sita seated on the Royal throne with three brothers attending on them and Hanuman at service. Location wise the temple draws huge crowds of devotees. Specially on Tuesday and Saturdays devotees visit the temple in large numbers.
Material of Construction:
Lime stone, ordinary building stone, marble and granite.
The idol of Shri Hanuman is wonderfully miraculous and is famous all over the country. The Jagmohan or worship hall of the temple has artistic mirror work depicting Chitrakuta where Tulsidas was making Sandal paste and Raghubir (Rama) was applying a tilak on Tulsi's forehead with his hand. Another picture is that of Shabari who is offering Berry fruits after having tasted each one. One more picture is that of infant Rama. Seeing these pictures gives delight.The devotees can be seen offering prayers,reading and reciting devotional text of the Ramayan,Sunderkanda,Hnuman Chalisa,Bajarang Baan etc.