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Jagdish Temple
 

Jagdish Temple, the biggest and most beautiful temple of Udaipur, located within the City Palace complex near Lake Pichola is an excellent example of Indo-Aryan style of architecture built according to the Hindu architectural science, 'Vastushastra'. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu - the preserver of the universe, the three storied Jagdish temple, constructed by Maharana Jagat Singh during the year 1651, has 50 pillars each in the first and second storey. The temple that stands on a rectangular platform can be reached through the main entrance Hathi Pol by climbing a way of thirty two steps. At the entrance of the Jagdish temple, there are two huge white marble structure of elephants to welcome the devotees. The Jagdish temple is an architectural wonder with carved pillars, garnished ceilings, painted walls and luxuriant halls. The temple hall is adorned with sculptures of musicians paying musical instruments, dancing and singing beautiful lady folks, elephants, horsemen etc. 

The four-armed idol of Lord Vishnu, carved out of a single piece of black stone is placed inside the sanctum, which is crowned by a shikhars or spire with a height of 79 feet. This main shrine is guard by a huge brass image of Garuda, Vishnu's carrier. Surrounding the main shrines, there are several small temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva.


  Nearby Attractions
›› City Palace
›› Fateh Prakash Palace
›› Lake Pichola
›› Arsi Vilas
›› Lake Palace
›› Jag Mandir Palace
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