Location: City Palace Complex of Udaipur
Highlight: Intricate carvings on pillars
Timings: All days of the week
- 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Entry Fee: Free
Jagdish Temple is one of the famous temples of Udaipur. 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 also known as Jagdish), the preserver of the Universe. It is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The entrance of this temple is easily sited from the Bara Pol of the City Palace.
The three-storied Jagdish Temple is a marvel of design that includes superbly graven pillars, embellished ceilings, painted walls and plush halls. The tower of the most temple is around seventy nine feet high that beyond question dominates the skyline of Udaipur. This shikhar (spire) is festooned with sculptures of dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians making it a sight worthy to lay eyes on.
At the entrance of the temple, visitors are welcomed by two immense stone elephants at the doorway. Also a stone block that's imprinted with the inscriptions with relevance prince Jagat Singh is of note here. After a flight of thirty two steps, you are further welcomed by a brass image of Garuda, a figure of half-man and half-eagle. This immense idol stands as if guarding the abode of Lord Vishnu.
The main shrine homes the four-armed image of Lord Vishnu. This idol is graven out of one piece of black stone. One glimpse of the idol experience the bliss of the celestial world.in the calm and serene ambiance get one with the divine. The shrine of Lord Jagdish/ Vishnu is centrally situated encircled by four smaller shrines. These shrines are dedicated to Lord Ganesa, Sun God, divinity Hindu deity and Lord Shiva.
The splendid design of the temple boasts of a pyramidal tower, mandap (prayer hall) and a structure. Theother floor of the temple are supported by fifty pillars every. The labyrinthine carvings on the pillars are sight to praise. It is the noteworthy great thing about this temple. This temple was engineered keeping within the mind the Hindu discipline science of 'Vastushstra'. Every year, individuals from far and near to the divine temple. The magnificence of the temple goes beyond description in words, thus one should visit this temple to seek the blessings of Lord Jagdish.