When visiting the historic city of Rajasthan, Udaipur, one cannot simply evade visiting the architectural marvels including the ancient and famous temples. Religiously inclined visitors to Udaipur cannot miss out visiting the beautiful Jagdish temple. The edifice, with its enticing Indo-Aryan style architecture is a visual feast for any visitor. Set up in 1651by Maharana Jagat Singh, erstwhile monarch of Udaipur, the temple is visited by thousands of religious visitors and tourists all over the year. The temple houses idol of Lord Vishnu, after whom it has been named.
Jagdish Temple Udaipur will captivate mind of any visitor, owing to its amazing architectural style. It has 3 storeys and the ceilings, carved pillars and walls –all exude the glory of medieval era architecture in Rajasthan. There are two large stone elephants at front gate of this temple. To reach main shrine, visitors have to cross 32 marble steps. One cannot help get amazed at the brass Garuda image. The four-armed idol of Lord Vishnu at Jagdish Temple Udaipur is captivating to say the least. The noteworthy thing is this idol is carved out of one piece of black stone. There are smaller shrines encircling the chief one and they house idols of other deities.
Jagdish Temple Udaipur remains open on all days of the year. Located inside Udaipur’s City Palace Complex, it is easy to reach for all. If not for religious reasons, one should visit the temple to learn about the zenith of architectural marvel artisans reached in those bygone days.