Famous temple in Udaipur

Famous temple in Udaipur

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Famous temple in Udaipur

Famous temple in Udaipur: Not only in the palaces of Udaipur, take a look at these temples too, their structures attract people.

The city of Udaipur is known for its lakes, palaces and royal splendor, but the city also has many beautiful temples that are counted among the popular places to visit in Udaipur. The serenity, the soothing smell of incense and worship at these temples enchant every tourist. If you are going to visit Udaipur, why not visit these beautiful temples too? Believe me, after visiting these temples, your mind will feel very calm. So let us have a look at those temples.

Shree Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

Famous temple in Udaipur

One of the most popular temples in Udaipur, Shri Jagdish Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This three storeyed temple was built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh. Designed in the Indo-Aryan architectural style, the temple has a pyramidal spire, mandapa and verandah. The peak of this temple is about 79 feet tall and you can easily see it from a distance. The main temple has a four-armed idol of Lord Vishnu in black stone and four smaller temples are also present around it.

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Eklingji Temple, Udaipur

Famous temple in Udaipur

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Eklingji Temple is one of the oldest temples in Udaipur district. It was built in 734 AD by Bappa Rawal, one of the ruling Maharanas of Udaipur, who is believed to be the representative of Shri Eklingji. The two storied temple with pyramidal roof and beautifully carved minarets has been renovated and expanded several times since its construction. The main temple has a five-faced Shivling in black stone, which was established by Maharana Raimalji. The main attraction of this grand temple is the 50 feet high shikhar.

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Bohra Ganesh Temple, Udaipur

Famous temple in Udaipur

Bohra Ganesh Mandir is a popular temple located near Mohanlal Sukhadia University in Udaipur. This temple with a standing idol of Lord Ganesha was constructed 350 years ago. According to folklore, around 70-80 years ago, devotees would seek financial help from Lord Ganesha by writing down their needs on a piece of paper and miraculously, their money related problems were solved. This is the reason why Lord Ganesha is called Bohra Ganesha here, because usually Bohras are a cast, who are engaged in lending money, business etc. However, it is said that every wish of a devotee of true faith is fulfilled here.

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Mahalaxmi Temple, Udaipur

Mahalaxmi Temple, Udaipur

Mahalaxmi Temple is dedicated to the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The goddess is considered the family deity of Shrimali society, and the temple is managed by Shrimali Jati Sampati Trust. Although the temple is visited by many devotees daily, the number increases manifold during the festival of Diwali. Long queues can be seen even on the eighth day of Shradh Paksha, the birthday of the goddess, as the day is celebrated with great enthusiasm here.

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Mahakaleshwar Temple, Udaipur

Mahakaleshwar Temple, Udaipur

Mahakaleshwar Temple is one of the famous temples of Udaipur. It is located near Fateh Sagar Lake, with a spectacular background opposite Panna Vilas. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Mahakal) and is believed to be more than 900 years old. According to folklore, Guru Gorakhnath, a popular saint and Lord Shiva devotee, had worshiped at this shrine. The main temple of this beautifully carved temple has a black stone Shivling. Aarti is performed daily in the temple, but the Rudrabhishek aarti is the main attraction, which attracts a large number of devotees. There are also several other smaller temples dedicated to other gods and goddesses within the complex.

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Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata, Udaipur

Shri Manshapurna Karni Mata, Udaipur

Shri Puran Karni Mata Temple is dedicated to Karni Mata, who is believed to be a human incarnation of Goddess Durga. It is said that he revived his son in the form of a mouse, and it is also said that all the members of his family became rats after death and reside here as rats. The temple is believed to have been built during the reign of Maharana Karan Singh, 1621-1628. However, it lay in ruins for many years before it was revived by the Karni Mata Trust in 1994. Due to the location of this temple on the mountains, the view is worth seeing from here, especially at sunset. You can also reach the temple by cable car.

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