Jaipur Then & Now – Brij Nidhi Temple


Situated in Chandni Chowk near Jaipur City Palace Brijnidhi Temple facade is one of the most beautiful temple facades in Jaipur. It was built by Maharajah Sawai Pratap Singh who is best remembered for the most iconic building of the Pink City – Hawa Mahal. Brijnidhi temple predates Hawa Mahal.

Read Brij Nidhi Temple, Jaipur

brij-nidhi-temple-chandni-chowk-jaipur-sawai-pratap-singh Brij Nidhi Temple, Jaipur

Martin Hurlimann was a Swiss photographer/publisher who traveled across the world. He published many books with beautiful pictures. During his India trip in the 1920’s, he photographed Brijnidhi temple facade which featured in his collection in 1928. Here is a vintage picture of this heritage temple photographed by Martin Hurlimann.

brij nidhi temple jaipur martin hurlimann indien 1928 Picture source – Pinterest

Now compare it with the current picture photographed from the same location.

brijnidhi-mandir-jaipur-old-temples Brij Nidhi Temple

It is evident that not much has changed over a century. For a temple built in 1790 AD, the facade looks even…

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