Sky scraping Jagdish Temple - A beautiful architectural wonder of Mewar Dynasty and a significant landmark inside Udaipur City of Rajasthan

Jagdish Temple is one of the most popular temples in Udaipur city and a key landmark around City Palace of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Jagdish temple is one of the important landmarks around Lake Pichola and located around the hustle bustle of handicraft shops around City Palace.  Related Blogpost - Beautiful Kumbha Shyam Temple inside Chittor Fort, Rajasthan - A symbol of Meera's love for Krishna and a Brilliant piece of Architecture in India's Largest fort

Jagdish Temple is one of the most popular temples in Udaipur city and a key landmark around City Palace of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Jagdish temple is one of the important landmarks around Lake Pichola and located around the hustle bustle of handicraft shops around City Palace. 

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We were staying in a hotel close to Lake Pichola and had to cross through Jagdish temple multiple times. Strangely I didn't go inside the temple and while coming back I realised I should have. If not for religious reasons but for appreciating it's architecture in a better way. 


Jagdish temple is one of the best architectural wonders of the Mewar dynasty in Rajasthan. Jagdish temple showcases the Indo-Aryan architectural style and the temple is built keeping the rules of Vastushastra in mind, the Hindu architectural science.
Jagdish temple is a three-storied temple, which is built on raised platform with magnificent carved pillars, huge airy halls and painted walls with vibrant colors and intricately decorated ceilings. 


At the entrance of Jagdish Temple, there are two massive elephants statues of stone to welcome the visitors. An inscription engraved on the stone slab is found at the entry. Maharaja Jagat Singh installed the inscription to record his contributions to the temple.


Different Aartis take place at Jagdish Temple and these times can be interesting times to visit & enjoy special environment around the main temple :

Mangla Aarti - 4:30 am to 5:00 am
Dhoop Aarti - 7:45 am to 9:00 am
Shringar Aarti - 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Rajbhog Aarti - 11:30 pm to 12:00 pm
Gwal Aarti - 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Sandhya Aarti - 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Shayan Aarti - 8:15 pm to 8:45 pm


Since it is a temple with special architecture, you should observe every part of the temple. You can have a tourist guide to seek more information about the carving on the pillars, painting found on the temple walls and the stories behind 50 pillars of Jagdish temple in Udaipur.


You can make a small offering to Lord Vishnu in the form of garlands and sweets that can be bought from the shops around the temple. That's optional and hence your choice. If you wish to, flower vendors are right in the beginning of the stairs which take you to the main temple from road. 


You can also get a brief insight into the history of Mewar dynasty by understanding the significance of various installations like Mandapas, Samavarnas and Sandharas.


If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling - 

1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter. Use dustbins. 

2. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin. 

3. Avoid water bottles in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem. In plains, refill your bottles with RO at hotel. 

4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits. 

5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests or jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite.

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