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Temples For The Triple Sects
Author Jalrapatan...
Galta... Ossian...
Jodhpur... Ranakpur...
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
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The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
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GALTA - THE SUN TEMPLE

This famous Rajput town was once the much-hallowed spot of Maharshi Galva's dirgha tapas and liberation. Its historic importance seems vying with mythological significance, and it acquired great reputation both politically and spiritually from time immemorial. It boasts of many shrines of immense religious significance drawing theists during all the seasons. The existence of several ponds and pools of crystal clear waters, famous for their curative properties is its plus points. There are very many well-built pavilions housing adorable deities, lying in the gorge and heightening the sanctity of the hillock. The Sun temple built atop the hill offers an impressive view of the city. The pictures queness of the surrounding greenery and silver cascades descending from mountains around needless to say are the star attraction for a steady stream of tourists, who feast their eyes With tastefully built palatial mansions and lavishly patronised places of worship.

The famous Sun-temple stands on the summit of the hill and is visible for miles afar. The enlightened Princes made it a crest jewel among the temples of the state by diverting huge sums from the treasury. The intricate carvings on walls and pillars with several scenes from mythologies cast a spell on- the theists, the moment they enter the shrine. The Sun-god in standing posture is a fine specimen of exquisite craftsmanship of the sculptors. The marble floorings with their sheen and dazzle, and masterly carved figures on the walls lift the souls immensely. Daily worship is offered and annual festivals are conducted on a grand scale befitting the roya8ty patronised it.

It lies 10 km east off Jaipur of Rajasthan on the road to Agra, accessible by autos and four wheelers.

 

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