Jagdish Temple

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Jagdish Temple is located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur. Made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe.Built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-1653, it is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city. Originally called the Temple of Jagannath Rai, it dates back to 1651.Beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and halls adorn this three-storey temple. The skyline of Udaipur is dominated by the spire of the main temple that is around 79 feet high. Sculptures of dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians adorn the shikhar (spire). At the entrance, visitors are welcomed by two huge stone elephants.A stone slab that is imprinted with the inscriptions referring to Maharana Jagat Singh is located in front of the temple. 32 marble steps need to be scaled for reaching the temple.The doorway of Lord Vishnu is guarded by a brass image of Garuda, a figure of half-man and half-eagle. A four-armed image of Lord Vishnu, carved out of a single piece of black stone, can be seen in the main shrine.Four smaller shrines are encircled by the main shrine of Lord Vishnu. These four shrines are respectively dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva.A pyramidal spire, mandap (prayer hall) and a porch form the architecture of the temple. Each of the first and the second storey of the temple possess 50 pillars. The Hindu architectural science of Vastushastra has been kept in mind while constructing the temple. Raised on a tall terrace, the temple contains a double storey mandapa (hall), which is linked with a double-storey saandhara.

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Pichola Lake
Fateh Sagar
Saheliyon Ki Bari
Gulab Bagh

RJ SH 50, Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001, India

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