Places To Visit Near Udaipur: Nathdwara Temple

Nathdwara is a small town near Udaipur.

Located in Aravalli hills forty eight km from Udaipur.

This town is famous for its temple of Krishna which houses the deity of Shrinathji.

The deity was originally worshiped at Mathura.

Was shifted in 1672 from Govardhan hill, near Mathura along the holy river called the Yamuna after being retained at Agra.

As per religious belief, the temple was built in the seventeenth century.

Idol of Lord Krishna was being transferred from Vrindaban to protect it from Aurangzeb (the Mughal ruler).

 

The town Nathdwara is popularly referred to as shrinathji.

Temple was built under the rule of Maharana Raj Singh of the Mewar Dynasty.

Temple is also known as ‘Haveli of Shrinathji’.

Other than temple the town is also famous for “pichhwai” (large paintings on cloth)paintings, handmade “terracotas”.

 

Annakutta is celebrated in this town and is the major festival apart from holi and diwali.

 

Rajasthani-style paintings, called “Pichwai Paintings”, belonging to the Mewar.

The artists also produce small-scale paintings on paper.

And we cannot forget the prasad which is I think exclusively found there.

You can go to nearby temple shops and ask for it.

 

Geography

located at 24.93°N 73.82°E.

It has an average elevation of 1919 ft.

48 km north-east of Udaipur in Rajasthan.

 

World’s Tallest Shiva Statue in construction phase at Nathdwara

World's_Tallest_Shiva_Statue_in_construction_phase_at_Nathdwara,_Rajasthan

 

The statue is under construction now we will surely notify you about the opening and completion.

There is much more around Udaipur to explore.

The way towards Nathdwara offers you a beautiful mountain view.

And if you visit it in the monsoon that might be a luxurious experience of mountains covered with clouds.

If you like to go more distance of little km you should also visit Rajsamand lake which is counted in top artificial lakes.

We will surely publish a blog about it too.

Hope you liked today’s short content.

Have you ever visited Nathdwara?

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