Ganga Temple, Bharatpur

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The Ganga Temple is a popular shrine in Bharatpur. The construction of this temple was initiated by Maharaja Balwant Singh, in the year 1845; however, its completion took almost 90 years. When the temple construction was over, Brijendra Singh, the fifth descendant of Maharaja Balwant Singh, placed an idol of river goddess Ganga inside it. It is said that the temple was built with a month's salary of all the employees of the state.

The structure of the temple exhibits an amalgamation of the Rajput, the Mughal and the Dravidian architectural styles. The walls and the pillars of the temple are adorned with captivating and delightful carvings. The statues of Lord Krishna, Laxmi Narayan and Shiva Parvati are the main attractions of the temple.

Devotees in large numbers visit this shrine during the festivals of Gangashaptami and Ganga Dussehra.

 

 

 

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