A pre-historic Hindu pilgrimage site, the Galtaji Temple, is located only 10 km away from Jaipur. One of the jewels of Jaipur, the temple complex encompasses natural fresh water springs and 7 holy ‘kunds’ or water tanks. Among these kunds, the ‘Galta Kund’, is the holiest one and is believed to never get dry.
It was a charming experience to watch the locals daily ritual of bathing in the holy waters.
The women fully dressed in sari’s, every colour of the rainbow and the men stripped down …
The Galtaji monkey temple is at Khaniya, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Although it was out of season for me and it was not a very hot day, I caught a glimpse of this very special ritual of women and men, stripping down and bathing in the holy waters. It was just endearing to watch these woman bathing so gentle and praying as they cleansed themselves.