Meera Bai was the wife of a Mewar king; since she devoted her life towards Lord Krishna and her husband, the Mewar king, the temple became popular as a Meera bai temple. It is also said that the temple was built by the 1st wife of King Man Singh, Queen Kanakwati in the honour of her son Jagat Singh; hence the name Jagat Shiromani Temple was given to the temple.
The Jagat Shiromani Temple is connected to the Amer Palace in Jaipur. There are two entrances present in the temple where one entrance leads to the Amer palace and the other leads to the Amer town. This temple was built beside the courtyard of the Amer palace so that the queen could visit the temple anytime she wanted.
The Jagat Shiromani Temple is also known for its architecture as few structures of the temple like the elephants at the entrance were made with single marble stone. These stones were carved into various designs to decorate the temple; therefore it is a one of a kind temple in Rajasthan. The idols of the gods were also carved from a single stone.