Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple
Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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megan g
Saint Louis, MO645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Couples
This was one of the most wonderful and surprising temple sites we came upon, located in Amer Jaipur, India behind Amer Fort. Built around 1601, It was simply gorgeous with its amazing giant marble and sandstone carvings of elephants and elegant pillars, grand stairway, and shrines to Krishna and Meera Bai that are still used by the locals. Be sure to ask what the bell is for at the entrance. Our guide referred to it as "Meera Temple" so it was a little confusing for me to locate it online, so it may go by both names with the locals if you are trying to find it by tuk-tuk. This was one of my favorite places we visited in India. There were no lines, and no fees. We simply pulled up, hopped out of our car and checked the place out. There were a few others there, but it wasn't too busy either. It didn't feel like a tourist trap. Check it out, especially if you are in the area of Amer Fort and want the feel of something a little more quaint and local, but with culture, history, and exquisite beauty. There are several web sites to read up on the history of the Meera Bai and Krishna and Jagat Shiromani Ji Temple if you do a web search and want more info.
Written September 13, 2013
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capri
Jaipur, India771 contributions
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Feb 2015 • Friends
This temple dates back to few centuries and has very interesting story which I will not detail here.
The temple is named after Raja man singh's son Jagat singh who passed away at early age. The temple houses idols of Lord vishnu, Lord Krishna and Meera bai. The temple dates back to sixteenth century and was built over period of 9 years.

Things that make this temple unique are:

1.this is only temple in the world having idol of Krishna and meera bai together.
2. The idol of Lord Krishna is the same idol that Meera bai used to worship.

(for the uninitiated Meera Bai was popular "bhajan" singer and devout Lord Krishna follower; she was rajput princess born in fifteenth century)

3. The architectural style of temple incorporates hindu, mugal and jain styles.
4. Temple is built using different stones and is unique amalgamation with very intricate carvings.
5. The mandap is two storied, having paintings dating few centuries back.

The importance of this temple for the ruling family of amber is well known and can be clearly seen with stairs leading from ambers palace's back door.

The temple is maintained by ASI. The temple can be accessed from either amber palace's back door or through lanes of amber town. The steps leading from amber is shorter for the people who are visiting amber palace, however there is quite some filth strewn around. If you are okay with that, go ahead.

temple is open from 6am to 1 pm and from 4pm to 8 pm.

don't miss :

1.the beautifully ornamental "toran" at the entrance which is supposedly made out of marble. ask for the priest to explain why this was placed in temple. There is another toran near main entrance just near the garuda idol.
2. depiction of trumpeting elephant and horse on the outside wall (it is actually pedestal of temple). these are arranged in series -entire line.

There is no fee. For Non Indians, all customs that are followed in other temples need to be followed.
Written February 16, 2015
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Jim W
Alpharetta, GA258 contributions
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Mar 2018 • Business
This is less than a mile from the Amber Fort and yet nobody seems to go there. Don't make that mistake. I realize many are on a big bus tour and don't have a choice but try your best. It is a temple to Krishna & Meera and it is good to have a guide to explain the story. The detail inside and outside the temple is amazing. I'm glad we had the opportunity to visit. There are many other sites to see in the same little area around the temple.
Written November 6, 2018
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Arun S
Munich, Germany1,986 contributions
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Feb 2018 • Couples
This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Meera Bai (one of its king in India). The temple architeture is mix of mugal, jain and south Indian styles. This temple was made in the memory of Jagat Singh, the son of king Man Singh, when fighting against Mugals. Legends says that on Jagat Singh death her mother demanded Mughal emperor to construct a temple in her son's memory. The cost of the temple in those days (1701 AD) came around equivalent to 982 thousand rupees in that time(which was huge for that time).

This temple has the same lord Krishna idol which Meera used to worship in Mewar. It was saved from Mughals and brought here in this temple. You'll see Meera's idol placed next to Krishna in here.

The architecture of this temple is amazing. Just next to it there is a Lord Gradua temple, which is amazing as well. It is very quiet away from the corwds. Entry to this place is free. Priest at this temple is very humble and tell the history very proudly if you ask him.

There were many movies shot at this temple (Bhool Bhulaiya etc). Recently there was another movie scene shot here.

Must visit when in Amer, i can assure that you'll be more happy that you decided to visit here.
Written February 11, 2018
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Rshukla51
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
It is next to Amer fort. Believed to feature Krishna idol that Saint Poetess Meera-bai used to carry with her and pray to. Possibly the only temple that celebrates Meera-Krishna. For someone with eternal love for Krishna and no expectation, it would have filled Meera's heart with happiness.

The architecture is lovely. But the reason to visit is to celebrate Meera.
Written October 30, 2015
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farooqguide
Jaipur, India13 contributions
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Sep 2013 • Friends
It`s Lord Krishna temple, it was built in the end of 16th century, it has a lovely gate with two big elephants, it is on the way to Amer palace in Amer town, one can visit it within half an hour.
Written October 5, 2013
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Scenic704513jimmy
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
this is a very beautiful temple architecture is marvellous located at the foothill of amer fort not to be miss if you happen to visit amer fort surrounding around the temple is quiet since not much tourist know about the place just spend some time relax and enjoy the view entry is free just pay 30rupees to the keeper as donation he will issue u a receipt
Written December 9, 2018
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RupaMajumder
Kolkata (Calcutta), India42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Family
I visited Jaipur during Monsoon 2017. Had a great view of Temple under cloudy backdrop. Inside temple, there was idol of Meera. Entire mandir premises is maintained nicely. One should take time to see properly all the sculptures. This Mandir is just beside Amer Fort and visible from roadside. Travelers should not miss visiting this place while visiting Amer Palace.
Written November 16, 2017
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Ricardo R
Mogi das Cruzes, SP1,813 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
It is very near the Step Well so do not miss the chance to visit this temple, it has many carvings in the stones. it is a quick visit as the place is very small.
No entrance fee, the policeman that keeps the place will try to charge the visitors speciallly when the visitor is the only one inside, do not be afraid and do not pay, it is a bad beharvior of these people, do as I did, ask " where is the ticket office and the sign with the price ? Then just turn your back and walk away.
Written October 21, 2017
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Tracy E
Baltimore, MD81 contributions
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Feb 2017 • Couples
we wandered over from the amber fort, and there was hardly anyone around, which was a relief after the crush of people at the fort. however, we climbed the steps and were immediately told we had to pay an entrance fee of 25r each. i researched a lot of places before our trip, and i didn't remember an entrance fee for this temple, so i was on guard after that. at amber fort, a security guard had sort of shanghaied us into a tour we didn't want, and this seemed to be heading in the same direction. the guy hovered around us after that, trying to lead us in a different direction, and we really just wanted to explore on our own. more (Indian) people started streaming in, and we asked him, didn't he need to go collect the entrance fee from them? to which he just looked at us blankly and wouldn't leave. maybe he didn't have any bad intentions, but we just didn't want a tour! we just wanted to walk around! why does everyone else get to walk at their own pace but not us? eventually, i had enough of being followed and we left which was a real shame because we barely saw any of it and the whole experience felt unsafe. before we traveled to india, i had read about a 'foreigner tax' and i expected to be overcharged for some things, but i didn't expect to be followed and lead around- that was actually kind of disturbing and made me feel unsafe.
Written March 12, 2017
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