Friday, September 12, 2008

Moti dungari ganesh Mandir was constructed with inspiration of mahant Shiva Narain by the seth Seth Jai Ram Paliwal who bore the expenses of construction of the temple. Temple was constructed by Lime stone and marble.

Citizens of Jaipur city and outsiders visit the temple in big number. On every auspicious occasion, invitation is sent to Shri Ganesh Ji first of all. Lord Ganesh is the remover of all impediments and difficulties. He averts misfortunes and brings in good luck. People of Jaipur have strong faith in Moti dungari Ganesh Ji.
About Lord Ganesh
Lord Ganesh ji is worshipped before starting any work. He blessess the devotee with knowledge, intelligence, sidhdhi, removes all obstacles from his way and protects him.

Born out of the dirt of Parvathi's body, Ganesha as an fine lad is said to have gaurded His house upon instruction from His mother, from anyone entering. The boy, not recognizing Shiva as His father refused Him entry. An enraged Shiva who did not recognize. His own child started fierce battle with the support of Deva Ganas, and ultimately Nandi beheaded the beautiful lad. Hearing Parvathi's lamentations Shiva realized His mistake and tried His best to locate the head of the boy, but in vain. The Lord then decided to put the first head He came across which happened to be that of an elephant, and thus restored the boy's life. The anguished mother sought and was assuaged through a boon that Ganesha should be considered by all as the eternal remover of obtstacles, and hence the first worship should be made to Him before it is made to any other manifestation of divinity. Thus Ganesha is also known as Vigneswara, the remover of all obtacles.

Procedure of worship

Offerings to made during worship - Red clothes, Red flowers, Red Chandan (Sandlewoos powder), unbroken rice (Akshat), Dhoop, Ghee lamp, Sweets (Navadyam), specially yellow Laddoos.

Yantra to be used - A Shree Gayatri-Ganesh Yantra, made on the auspicious day suitable as per your date of birth should be kept before the photo of Lord Ganesh.


Mala (Rosary) of 108 beadsd to be used for repeating the mantra - Rudraksha, Crystal or Red Chandan.

Procedure -. First of all keep a "Shree Gayatri Ganesh Yantra" and a photo of Lord Ganapati in front of you. The best day to start puja is to start it on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi during any month. Keep the Yantra and photo of lord ganapati on red cloth and make the offerings of red flowers, Sweets made of besan (Gram flour) or any red or yellow sweet. Burn dhoop, ghee lamp and worship on Rudraksha or red Chandan mala.

Benefits - Within few days, the devotee starts feeling the blessings from Lord Ganapati. All hurdles from his path to success are removed and there is an appreciable improvement in his source of income, his intelligence etc.

Ganesh Utsav

Ganeshji is remembered on chauth or chaturthi, the 4th day of every month of the Hindu calendered, but most of all on Ganesh Chaturthi which is celebrated as his birthday.

Ladoos (sweets) are distributed, milk is offered to idols of Lord Ganesh at home and at temples, and worshippers visit Ganesh temples for Ganesh Puja.

One of the most popular Gods in India, lord Ganesh or Ganpati is considered a symbol of wisdom and a bringer of good luck.


In the middle of Jaipur rises a small hill, Moti Dungri, meaning the pearl hill.

It looks like a drop of pearl.

The highly revered Temple of Lord Shri Ganeshji is the main attraction now, for the people of Jaipur.

They flock here for a divine darshan particularly on Wednesday.

An exotic palace, which is a replica of a Scottish castle, is also still there.

It was once occupied by Maharaja Madho Singh’s son.

From there on it remained as a private property of the ruling family.

In the recent past, it served as a home for Rajmata Gaytri Devi and her estranged son Jagat Singh.

The mere view of this castle is exotic enough.

The highlight of this place, however, is the famous and auspicious temple of Lord Ganesh.

Websites to find out more about our great lord Ganesh



Lord Ganesha - the Hindu deity in a human form but with the head of an elephant - represents the power of the Supreme Being that removes obstacles and ensures success in human endeavors. For this reason, Hindus worship Ganesha first before beginning any religious, spiritual or worldly activity. In Hindu mythology, Lord Ganesha is the first son of Lord Shiva and the Divine Mother Parvati. Their second son is Lord Subramanya and their daughter is Jyoti. As explained below, the portrayal of Lord Ganesha as the blend of human and animal parts symbolizes the ideals of perfection as conceived by Hindu sages and illustrates some philosophical concepts of profound spiritual significance.

Elephant head,
wide mouth, and large ears: the large head of an elephant symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life. The wide mouth represents the natural human desire to enjoy life in the world. The large ears signify that a perfect person is the one who possesses a great capacity to listen to others and assimilate ideas.

The trunk and two tusks with the left tusk broken: there is no known human instrument that has an operating range as wide as that of an elephant's trunk. It can uproot a tree and yet lift a needle off the ground. Likewise, the human mind must be strong enough to face the ups and downs of the external world and yet delicate enough to explore the subtle realms of the inner world. The two tusks denote the two aspects of the human personality, wisdom and emotion. The right tusk represents wisdom and the left tusk represents emotion. The broken left tusk conveys the idea that one must conquer emotions with wisdom to attain perfection.

Elephant eyes: the elephant eyes are said to possess natural deceptiveness that allows them to perceive objects to be bigger than what they really are. Thus the elephant eyes symbolize the idea that even if an individual gets "bigger and bigger" in wealth and wisdom, he should perceive others to be bigger than himself; that is, surrender one's pride and attain humility.

The four arms and various objects in the four hands: the four arms indicate that the Lord is omnipresent and omnipotent. The left side of the body symbolizes emotion and the right side symbolizes reason. An axe in the upper left hand and a lotus in the upper right hand signify that in order to attain spiritual perfection, one should cut worldly attachments and conquer emotions. This enables one to live in the world without being affected by earthly temptations, just as a lotus remains in water but is not affected by it. A tray of Laddus (a popular snack) near the Lord denotes that He bestows wealth and prosperity upon His devotees. The lower right hand is shown in a blessing pose, which signifies that Ganesha always blesses His devotees.

A human body with a big belly: the human body possesses a human heart, which is a symbol of kindness and compassion toward all. Ganesha's body is usually portrayed wearing red and yellow clothes. Yellow symbolizes purity, peace and truthfulness. Red symbolizes the activity in the world. These are the qualities of a perfect person who perforrns all duties in the world, with purity, peace, and truthfulness. The big belly signifies that a perfect individual must have a large capacity to face all pleasant and unpleasant experiences of the world.

A mouse sitting near the feet of Ganesha and gazing at the tray of Laddus: a mouse symbalizes the ego that can nibble all that is good and noble in a person. A mouse sitting near the feet of Ganesha indicates that a perfect person is one who has conquered his (or her) ego. A mouse gazing at the Laddus, but not consuming them, denotes that a purified or controlled ego can live in the world without being affected by the worldly temptations. The mouse is also the vehicle of Ganesha, signifying that one must control ego in order for wisdom to shine forth.

Right foot dangling over the left foot: as stated above, the left side of the body symbolizes emotion and the right side symbolizes reason and knowledge. The right foot dangling over the left foot illustrates that in order to live a successful life one should utilize knowledge and reason to overcome emotions.

The Avatars Of Lord Ganesh

The Ganesh Purana states that there are four main Avatars (Divine Incarnation) of the Lord and He manifested in the four Yugas (Era). The Gods incarnate to destroy evil and negative forces to bring back the order of the universe and Dharma (The Path of Righteousness).

Satya Yuga or Krita Yuga:

Ganesh was born as the divine son of Sage Kashyapa and Aditi. He was named Vinayaka. He incarnated to destroy the demons Davantaka, Narantaka and Dhurmraksa.

Once there was a Rishi (Sage) named Rudraketu. He had two sons Davantaka and Narantaka. They lived in the holy city of Kashi. The sons on the advice of their father performed penances to please Lord Shiva and were successful. They were blessed with invincible powers. But this boon was misused and they created endless havoc. Vinayaka appeared with a red complexion, ten arms, riding a lion to end the miseries.

The demon, Dhurmraksa tried to prevent Vinayaka from going to Kashi to slay the Rishi’s sons. In the process, he was killed. Vinayaka killed Davantaka and Narantaka. It is believed that those who die in Kashi get instant liberation. This symbolizes that there maybe many impediments in the spiritual journey but once we reach a holy place like Kashi, all evils are destroyed.

Treta Yuga:

Lord Ganesh incarnated as Mayureshwar in the Treta Yuga, riding a peacock. He has a white complexion with six arms. He came to slay the demon king Sindhu.

Dwapara Yuga:

Reddish complexioned, four-armed Gajanan rode on a Mouse in is His third incarnation. One day, Brahma was creating the Universe when he accidentally yawned and a son was born. This boy was handsome with a glowing pink complexion, so Brahma named him Sindura (Sindur - Vermilion). Sindura’s laughter was unique. Its resonance shook the three worlds. Brahma blessed him with the powers of invincibility and the ability to travel wherever he pleased in an instant.

Sindura enjoyed the boons given by his father and roamed freely from one galaxy to another. One day, he decided to test the extent of these powers. He realised his boons were unmatchable with the other gods and were equivalent to the forces of the Trinity. When Lord Brahma found that his son had an evil instinct to misuse such divine blessings, he cursed him that his end would be in the hands of Gajanan. It was during this incarnation of Lord Ganesh that the discourses of Ganesh Gita were explained.

Kali Yuga:

Ganesh will be born in the Kali Yuga (The Age of Struggle, Dark Iron Age) in the form of Dhumraketu. He will be ash-gray in color with two arms and will ride a horse. He will annihilate the degeneration of the society, eradicate the sufferings of numerous ailments and restore balance, peace and harmony.

In the pantheon of thirty-three million Hindu gods and goddesses, He is revered for being merciful and the endower of joy and success. Lord Ganesh came into being amidst numerous and unique circumstances, and continues to rule the hearts of His countless devotees in every Yuga.