Temple is one of the prominent shrines of Udaipur. It is situated
inside the complex of City Palace of Udaipur. This temple is built of
the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. Important highlights of the
temple are elaborate carvings on pillars. The temple is devoted to
Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe. It is
famous for being the largest temple in the city of Udaipur. The
entrance of this temple is situated about 150 meters from the Bara Pol
of the City Palace.
three-storied temple is a marvel of architecture that consists of
magnificently carved pillars, painted walls adorned ceilings and lush
halls. The summit of the main shrine is about 79 feet high which
controls the skyline of Udaipur. This summit is decorated with statues
of dancers, horsemen, elephants, and musicians making it really an
amazing sight to visit.
entrance of the shrine 2 huge stone elephants are there to welcome
people. At the front of the temple a stone slab marked with the
inscriptions related to Maharaja Jagat Singh. To reach the temple, you
have to take stairs of 32 steps. Inside the temple, a brass image of
Garuda, a shape of half-eagle and half-man is situated. This large
statue stands as if; it is safeguarding the entrance of Lord Vishnu.
temple has the remarkable four-armed image of Lord Vishnu. This statue
is engraved from a single piece of black stone. A single sight of the
statue takes the person to the celestial world to find everything calm
and quiet. The main temple of Lord Jagdish/ Vishnu is situated
centrally surrounded by four smaller temples. These temples are
devoted to Goddess Shakti, Lord Shiva, Sun God and Lord Ganesha.
wonderful architecture of the shrine possess a pyramidal spire,
terrace and a mandap (prayer hall). The first and the second storey of
the temple each has 50 columns. The elaborate statues on the pillars
need an enduring sight to admire the remarkable beauty of this shrine.
time of construction of this temple the Hindu architectural science of
'Vastushstra' was kept in mind. People from all over come to visit
this beautiful and religious place. The calmness and the architectural
wonder of the shrine cannot be explained in words, so one must visit
this temple to get the blessings of Lord Jagdish.