Jagdish(Laxmi Narayan) Temple in Udaipur Rajasthan

Here is Some Information about Jagdish Temple in Udaipur Rajasthan.

Location:Inside City Palace Complex  
Built in:1651 AD
Built By:Maharana Jagat Singh
Dedicated to:Lord Laxmi Narayan
Entry:Free
Photography:Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 10Pm
Significance: Intricate carvings on pillars
Visiting Timing:40 Mins
Best time to Visit: Oct to March
Nearest Railway Station:Udaipur
Nearest Air Port: Jaipur

Jagdish Temple is one of the famous temples of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur, this temple is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. In 1651, Jagdish temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-53. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The gateway of this temple can be sited at a distance of 150 meters from the Bara Pol of the City Palace.

This three-storied temple is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. In those times, 1.5 million rupees were spent to raise this structure. The spire of the main temple is around 79 feet high that undoubtedly dominates the skyline of Udaipur. This shikhar (spire) is festooned with sculptures of dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians making it truly a sight to behold.

As and when you approach the temple, you will be welcomed by two huge stone elephants at the entrance. On the very front of the temple, you would find a stone slab that is imprinted with the inscriptions with reference to Maharaja Jagat Singh. To reach the main shrine, you have to take a marble flight of 32 steps. Here, you will find a brass image of Garuda, a figure of half-man and half-eagle. This huge idol stands as if; it is guarding the doorway of Lord Vishnu.

The main shrine houses the striking four-armed image of Lord Vishnu. This idol is carved out of a single piece of black stone. A single glimpse of the idol takes the person to the celestial world to find everything calm and serene. The main shrine of Lord Jagdish/ Vishnu is centrally located encircled by four smaller shrines. These shrines are dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva respectively.

The splendid architecture of the temple boasts of a pyramidal spire, mandap (prayer hall) and a porch. The first and the second storey of the temple possess 50 pillars each. The intricate carvings on the pillars need an enduring sight to praise the noteworthy beauty of this temple. This temple was built keeping in the mind the Hindu architectural science of 'Vastushstra'. Every year, people from far and near come to visit this holy place of worship. The serenity as well as the architectural magnificence of the temple cannot be bounded in words, so one must visit this temple to get the blessings of Lord Jagdish.

History of Jagdish Temple Udaipur 
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh I in 1651 the temple enshrines a black stone image of Lard Vishnu. There is a brass image of Garuda the Lord bird carrier. The exterior and the plinth are covered with base relief of alligators; elephants, horsemen and celestial musicians rise in tiers. Chanting, bells and music can be heard throughout the day. This three-storied temple is a wonder of architecture that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. In those times, 1.5 million rupees were spent to raise this structure. The spire of the main temple is around 79 feet high that undoubtedly dominates the skyline of Udaipur. This shikhar ( spire ) is festooned with sculptures of dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians making it truly a sight to behold. It is the largest and most splendid temple of Udaipur.
Architecture of Jagdish Temple in Udaipur  

Constructed in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh I, the Jagdish temple in Udaipur is a three-storied monument. Its wall paintings, beautiful ceilings and luxurious halls are the main highlights. It is believed that around 1.5 million rupees was used to make this temple. While exploring this temple, you will come across an elegant spire of 79 feet long. The spire is carved with the beautiful figures of elephant, musician, horsemen and dancer. Further, when you come close to the entrance point of the temple, you get to see two large stone elephants. There is a stone slab near entrance point. You can check inscriptions on this slab which refer to Maharaja Jagat Singh. After climbing 32 marbled steps of the temple, you will be able to enter the main shrine. Here, you will encounter a figure which looks like half-eagle and half-man. This figure is actually called Garuda. Lord Garuda is the mount of Lord Vishnu. In the main shrine of the temple, you will see a mesmerizing figure of Hindu Deity Vishnu with four arms. This image is made of one full piece of black stone. There are four other surrounding shrines in the complex. These shrines contain the figures of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Goddess Shakti and Sun God.
How To Rich Jagdish Temple Udaipur   

By Air: The international airport in Udaipur knowns as Maharana Pratap Airport (Dabok Airport) is 24 Km from the city centre. Daily Indian Airlines flights connect  Udaipur with Jodhpur, Jaipur, Mumbai and Delhi.


By Rail : Udaipur is directly linked by rail with major cities. Some important broad gauge network connections are from Jaipur, Kota, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Indore, Bhopal, and Gwalior and a metre gauge network to Ahmedabad. One of India's most famous and luxurious trains, The Palace on Wheels, makes a scheduled stop in Udaipur.


By Road : A wide network of bus services link Udaipur with several destinations. There is Rajasthan Roadways Deluxe, Super deluxe and AC buses as well as private travels also available from the major cities. The roads are paved and reduces a significant time if you are using private vehicles to Jaipur via Chittorgarh, Kota, Ahmedabad, Surat or Mumbai.

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