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Nathdwara, Udaipur

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Introduction of Nathdwara

Nathdwara means 'Gate of the Lord'. It is situated on the banks of the Banas River about 47 km in the northeast of Udaipur. It is a famous Hindu pilgrimage temple and the gateway of the Lord. Situated among the tranquil hills, it provides a welcome break from the intense heat of Rajasthan. Nathdwara is dwelling to one of the wealthiest temples and most prominent pilgrimage temples of Lord Krishna in India. Nathdwara is well-known for its miniature paintings, jewellery, cheerful festivals, attars (oil based natural perfumes) and sweets. It has the famous temple of Shrinathji, Lord Krishna. It is a very important tourist spot due to cheap accommodation and its central position.

The main aim of Rajasthan government's is tom make it a first league developed state where its people get plenty of opportunities to achieve economic prosperity and enjoy a high quality of life. Therefore the govt. has taken suitable steps for all round development of Nathdwara. The State has aimed at creating a very positive environment for development of industry instead of taking an investor-friendly approach.

All the efforts of these types have secured an vital place for Rajasthan among the forward-looking states in the country. Common languages spoken in Nathdwara are English, Hindi, Gujrati, Marwari and Braj Bhasha.


       Shrinathji Temple Nathwara

Climate of Nathdwara

During winter the maximum temperature is about 22° C and minimum is about 4° C. In summers the maximum temperature is about 42° C and minimum is about 25° C. Rainy Season is very humid in Nathdwara, it remains from July to Mid Sept.

History of Nathdwara

Nathdwara, a popular dham is located amidst idyllic hills on the left bank of the Banas river, where one can see devotees in large numbers flocking for worship. It is about 48 kms from Udaipur. Nathdwara is well known for its holy Vaishnava temple of Lord Shrinathji, the manifestation of Lord Krishna. Sri Nathdwara or the gateway leading to the Shrinathji is also the centre of the Pushtimarg Sampradaya which is a doctrine created by Jagat guru Sri Vallabhacharya. In a small shrine near Mathura one can find the idol of Srinathji which was first installed by Sri Vallabhacharya and belongs to the 12th century. The little town is a honeycomb of lanes and alleys leading to the hub of activity, the Srinathji temple. The Haveli of Srinathji was once the royal palace of the Rajput rulers. Every day in the early morning over 1000 devotees reach the temple to serve the Lord. Darshans of Srinathji can be sought 8 times in the day. Sir Nathji resides in royal splendour here and regularly in the early morning devotees assemble here for his darshan. The 8 darshans are Mangala, Shrungar, Gwal, Rajbhog, Uthhapan, Bhog, Sandhaya Aarti and Shayan which are together known as Ashtaya. Leela of Lord are described with his daily routine.  In each of the darshans. Devotees assemble flush into the temple in groups, they push and pull each other and sometimes they also hurt in the process. This Darshan is a matter of life and death for them.

Tourist Attraction in Nathdwara

Shrinathji Temple: Prominent attraction in Nathdwara is Shrinathji Temple, Shrinathji is an image of Lord Krishna which was initially situated at the Vraja Bhoomi at Mount Govardhana near Mathura. Shrinathji depicts the form of Lord Krishna in which he lifted the Govardhana Hill and saved the people of Mathura. The idol of Srinathji is considered to be one which is self manifested. At the time of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb reign image of Lord Krishna was brought to Mewar for the sake of protection. The chariot carrying the image stuck here, hence a temple was set up at Nathdwara with the consent of the Rana of Mewar.

Nathdwara is linked closely with the Vallabha Sampradaya of Vaishnavism. Taj Bibi, wife of Akbar had visited this temple according to a belief. Prominent attraction in the town is the haveli, the inner chamber of haveli is opened only eight times in a day when devotees assemble here for the darshan of the Lord Shrinathji. Rest of the time this place is very peaceful and relaxing, free from any hustle and bustle and perfect for those who want to explore the beauty of Rajasthani art and architecture.
Live classical music is played here at regularly in the halls of the temple and to cool the interiors Pankhwalas manually pull on the large fans. For announcing the mid day's "Royal Darshan, trumpets and drums are played. All the doorways of the temple are decorated with the drawings of horses, elephants, doorkeepers and beautiful maidens. The main deity of the sect is Shrinathji who is always dressed perfectly and jewelled and resides in royal splendour. In the inner temple everything is of perfect quality from whether it is a wall hanging, painting, furniture or clothes.

Rajsamand Lake
Rajsamand Lake is positioned 66 kms in the north of Udaipur. This amazing Lake is well-known for its embankments which are decorated with carved cenotapgs and arches. The waters of the lake sparkle with the light of the sun during sunset.

Nav Chowki
Nav Chowki is situated in Nathdwara on the banks of the lake, it has beautifully carved 'chhatris' and arches and is lined with marble.

Best time to Visit Nathdwara

Almost at every week atleast three festivals are celebrated in Nathdwara, so one can visit Nathwara throughout the year.
 

Nathdwara Temple

Rajsamand Lake

Rajsamand Lake

Rajsamand Lake

Rajsamand Lake

Rajsamand Lake

How to Reach Nathdwara

By Rail:
Udaipur is well connected by rail. It is linked from some important cities such as Delhi, Jaipur,  Ajmer and Chittorgarh.

By Road:
Udaipur is also connected by road. A network of bus services connect Udaipur from various cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Indore, Ahmedabad, Chittorgarh, Kota, Mumbai and Mount Abu.

By Air:
The nearest airport from Udaipur is Dabok Airport which is about 24 km far away. Udaipur is also connected by daily Air Service from Jaipur, Jodhpur, New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Aurangabad.

 

You will visit “Nathdwara” during the below Tour of Rajasthan

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Nathdwara)
31 Days / 30 Nights

Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi

 

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