Shrinathji Temple is located at a distance of 48 km from Udaipur. This temple of Nathdwara is dedicated to Lord Krishna, with his image carved out of a single block of black marble.One of the richest temples in the world, the temple serves as a place of worship for the royalty of Udaipur. The temple has been named after the head of the clan, the Maharana who is also called as Shriji among his people. According to legend, Goswami Dev fled from Mathura to escape from Aurangzeb.During the escape, he carried the particular idol in a chariot with an intention to take it to Udaipur. On the way, his chariot got stuck in Sinhad, which he saw as a token of the divine will.The place where he decided to consecrate the temple came to be known as Nathdwara. Commonly referred to as Haveli, the temple has servants wearing the clothes and costumes of the bygone era of kings and queens, and serving the deity.These servants serve the beloved prince and darling of Nandaraj and Yashoda, the adoptive parents of Lord Krishna. In its many marble halls and courtyards, a live performance of classical music is organised at regular intervals to entertain the lord. To cool the interiors, pankhwalas still pull on the large fans manually. In order to announce the Royal Darshan in noon, drums and trumpets are played.For keeping it airy, the temple is built around several split-level courtyards. The exterior of the temple contains a solid-white facade. On all the doorways, paintings of elephants, horses, maidens and doorkeepers are present.
Nathdwara, Rajasthan 313301, India
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