Eklingji & Nagda Temples: Guardians of Rajasthan's Spiritual Heritage

Posted On : 28-7-2016
Eklingji & Nagda Temples

Eklingji Temple is one of the most well-known temples in Rajasthan. Situated in the city of Eklingji, the place earned its name from this famous temple. The city of Kailashpuri or Eklingji is situated in the midst of a stunning valley on the lands of Rajasthan that is known to house some of the finest temples of India.

The temple is located at a distance of 22 kilometers towards the north of Udaipur. It devoted to Lord Shiva of the religion of Hinduism. Eklingji Temple was constructed by Bappa. Rawal Eklingji is a religious complex that consists of over 108 temples that are carved out of marble and sandstone. This temple, constructed in 734 AD, is surrounded by high walls on all sides. One of the eminent deities of the Maharanas of Mewar, who is revered as Mahadeva Chaumukhi, has a pillared hall. There is a magnificently sculpted huge Nandi (the divine brazen bull who is the loyal colt of Lord Shiva) before the gate of the temple.

The splendid architecture of the Eklingnath temple is totally noteworthy. The two-story temple looks incredible with its pyramidal form of roof and carefully chiseled tower. The outer walls of the architecture are extended with steps that plunge touching the tranquil waters.

The town of Eklingji, embedded with religious roots, houses about 108 big and small temples. Close to Eklingnji temple, you will witness various temples that are devoted to Lord Ganesha, Ambika Mata, and Kalki. One another temple that catches the attraction of the visitors is the Nathon ka Mandir which dates back to the 10th century. Lakulish temple is another awesome architecture that was constructed in 1971. This temple has been exclusively built for the Lakulish sect in India.

Nagda, situated at a distance of 23 kilometers from the city of Udaipur, is the erstwhile capital of the old Marwar. Visitors come to this area mainly to watch the ruins of the Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain temples that demonstrate the beautiful architecture of ancient times. Amidst the local architectures that define this place, the temple of ‘Abdudji’and the Sas-bahu temple is the most acclaimed ones. The Sas-bahu temple in Nagda is famous for the exotic carvings that awaken memories of the artefacts of the great Indian epic, Ramayana. Constructed in the 10th century, the temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu. Revel in the elegant octagonal roofs of the ‘Bahu’ temple that consists of 8 female statuettes that reek of the rich aesthetic skills of the architecture of the olden days. When you pay a visit to this place, you will discover a total of 10 little shrines that surround the ‘Sas temple’ while there are 4 temples surrounding the ‘bahu’ temple.

Amongst the other temples in Eklingji, the temples of Rathasan Devi, Vindhyavasini Devi, Pataleshwar Mahadeo, and Arvada Mata are also noteworthy. The marvellous architecture of these temples blows the minds of the sightseers.

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