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37 ~ Jagdish Mandir (Shree Jagdish Temple) : Udaipur

32 marble steps

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Left at 9am / 09:00 taking a tuk tuk with Sunil, my local guide, on the start of the city tour.

I only needed 10 minutes to see Jagdish Mandir (Shree Jagdish Temple). Don’t know why some people spend 30 minutes here.

Here is the link to Tripsavvy:

This imposing white Hindu temple, with intricate architecture and carvings, is an unmissable landmark in the Lal Ghat area near the entrance to the City Palace. It was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651 and houses a black stone idol of Lord Jagannath (an incarnation of Lord Vishnu). The highlight here is the evocative aarti (worship ceremony) every sunrise and sunset.


Covering the exterior and the plinth are base relief of alligators, elephants, horsemen and celestial musicians rising in rows. It is the largest temple in Udaipur.

Jagdish Temple raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-storey saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum. The mandapa has another storey tucked within its pyramidal samavarna (bellroof) while the hollow clustered spire over the sanctum contains two more, nonfunctional stories. To reach the main shrine, one must climb 32 marble steps, intercepted by a Brass image of Garuda in the end, being the mount (vahana) of God Vishnu. Shri Jagdish Temple is the most beautiful example of Hindu Iconography, consisting of three stories of hand carved stone, with a steeple nearly 79 feet high.

Four smaller shrines, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Surya, Goddess Shaktiand, Lord Shiva form a circle around the main shrine, housing the idol of Lord Vishnu. Thanks Mr Wikipedia


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Posted by bruceontour 00:36 Archived in India Tagged udaipur jagdish_temple jagdish_mandir shree_jagdish_temple

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