Nathdwara Temple in Udaipur
Situated in the northeast of Udaipur, the Nathdwara temple is one of the most revered and sacred places in Rajasthan. Nathdwara is actually a small town in Rajasthan and is famous for its 17th century temple. Dedicated to Lord Shrinathji (Lord Krishna), the Nathdwara temple is a prominent pilgrimage spot for the Hindus.
Legends has it that the shrine of Nathdwara temple was built in the 17th century, in an effort to protect the idol of Lord Krishna from the anti-Hindu policies of the Mughal ruler, Aurangzeb. The construction of the temple was done under the rule of the then Maharana Raj Singh. Yet quite simple from the outside, the Nathdwara temple holds an aesthetic appeal. The interiors are divided into different sections.
Highly appreciating is the statue of Lord Shrinathji which is carved out of a large black stone, which has images of two cows, a snake, lion, two peacocks and a parrot imprinted on it. In order to have a gala time, it is best advised that one should visit the Nathdwara temple during the festivals of Janmashtmi and Holi.