Jagdish Temple in Udaipur Famous for its Beautiful Carvings
Jagdish Temple is a famous 16th century Hindu temple at Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Built by Maharana Jagat Singh, the erstwhile rules of Udaipur. This temple is constructed in Indo-Aryan style of architecture (a combination of Maha Maru and Maru-Gurjara architecture). The temple stands on a tall terrace. The construction of the temple was completed in 1651. At the main gate, there are two huge stone elephants. 32 marble steps takes you to the main shrine.
The temple has a double-storey Hall (Mandapa in local language, Hindi). This hall has another storey tucked within the bell-roof. There is a double-story sanctum in the temple. The 79 feet high spire is decorated with sculptures of elephants, horsemen, dancers and musicians. The spire has two or more non-functional stories.
Lord Jagannath (Lord Vishnu) is the main deity at Jagdish Temple. The main deity of Lord Jagannath is carved from a single black stone. The temple was originally called ‘temple of Jagannath Rai’. The temple is famous for its beautiful carvings.
How Do I Go to Jagdish Temple?
Jagdish Temple and the Udaipur city Palace are situated inside the City Palace Complex. Many roads converge near the Udaipur city palace complex.
Udaipur is well connected by road, rail and air transport to other parts of the country. UDZ is the station code for Udaipur railway station. Maharana Pratap International Airport at Udaipur is at 22 kilometers from the heart of Udaipur city.
Is There Any Good Udaipur Hotels Near Jagdish Temple?
Udaipur is famous for its Luxury hotels, comparable to the very best in any part of the world. Taj Lake Palace Hotel (one of the most romantic hotels in the world), The Oberoi Udaivilas and Leela Palace Udaipur, etc. are some of the leading Udaipur hotels. There are many Five star hotels and budget hotels in Udaipur, catering to the needs of the tourists to this historic town.
What are the Timings of Jagdish Temple?
Jagdish Temple opens at 4.15 a.m. and is open till 1.00 p.m. The temple again opens at 5.15 p.m and closes at 8.00 p.m. on all days.