Jagdish Temple – gracing the city of Udaipur

Udaipur, greater known as the ‘city of lakes’ or the ‘Venice of the East’ is certainly but yet another popular tourist location in Rajasthan in western India. In spite of the a lot of palaces that grace the city, the Jagadish temple with its intricate architecture and looming height is still the city’s most prominent tourist attraction and for great explanation as well.

As one particular of the largest Vishnu temple in India, the Jagadish temple dominates the skyline whilst its gateway is visible from as far away as 150 metres. Raised upon a tall terrace, the temple appears even much more majestic, with its 3 story complex culminating into the tall, graceful spire which is undoubtedly the most striking architecture of the entire building. The spire is adorned with intricate carvings of dancers, elephants, horsemen and other picturesque objects. These features really show a higher degree of skill and taste and perfect execution. The temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in the Indo-Aryan style and was completed in 1651.

The splendid architecture of the temple primarily comprises of the large pyramidal spire, a prayer hall and a porch. Proper at the entrance, stone carved elephant statues greet the guests while an inscription upon a stone refer to the creator of the creating. A flight of marble actions will lead you initial to the Garuda statue that is a half man -half eagle statue guarding the Lord Vishnu. The statue of Lord Vishnu carved from a single black stone stands at the centre in the main shrine while 4 smaller shrines in the corners are devoted to other 4 gods. The awe inspiring architecture, spacious halls and intricate carvings all combine together to give an air of religious devotion and peaceful ambience to the temple, drawing not only the devotees but even strangers and tourists to its midst with strange attraction.

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