Climb up stone steps flanked by sculpted stone elephants to the divine Jagdish Temple, see the massive black stone idol of Lord Vishnu as Lord Jaggannath and invoke the divine with a clean mind and pure soul.
The Jagdish Temple is located at a distance of 150 meters from the City Palace Complex in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Maharana Jagat Singhji constructed this religious shrine in 1651. It took more than 1.5 million rupees to construct this stunning temple that dominates the Udaipur skyline.
The spire of the main shrine is about 79 feet high and is lavishly ornamented with sculpted dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians. Admire the ornamental mandap and the lovely pyramidal temple spire or shikar that enthralls you completely.
The three-storied temple structure is an architectural marvel with its perfectly carved pillars, carved ceilings, frescoed walls and plush halls. The main Jagdish temple structure is situated in the middle with four smaller shrines in the four corners of the temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva.
A massive brass idol of Lord Garuda guards the entrance to the main shrine. There is a detailed Sanskrit inscription on the porch of the main shrine at the Jagdish Temple that offers a detailed account of Maharana Jagat Singh's history.