Ekling Ji Temple


Name            : Ekling Ji Temple

Situated        : 22 kms North of Udaipur

Built year      : 734 AD

Person built : Bappa Rawal

Entry fee        : Free

Eklingji is a Hindu temple complex in Udaipur District of Rajasthan in western India. It is located 22 km north of Udaipur. Eklingji is believed to be the Ruling deity of Mewar Princely State and the Ruler Maharana rules as his Deewan.

Begun in 971, the temple complex was built by the Guhila (later called Sesodia) dynasty of Mewar, in honor of their presiding deity Eklingji, a form of Lord Shiva. The beautifully sculpted temple complex includes 108marble and granite and has an enormous double-storied, elaborately pillared hall or “mandap” under a vast pyramidal roof, with a four-faced image of Lord Shiva in black marble. Another temple in the complex is the Lakulish Temple; built in 971, it is the only temple of the Lakulish sect in the whole of India. temples within its high walls. The main temple dates to the 15th century, rebuilt from the ruins of an earlier destroyed temple. It is made of

Eklingji is a temple complexes situated nearly 22 km in the north of Udaipur. It is convenient to reach the temple location by bus and car. The Eklingji temple is escorted by the long walls of hard rock. This fascinating temple was built in 734 A.D, which consist of 108 temples chiseled out of sandstone and marbles. The temple complex is devoted to the royal family of Mewar. Beside this there are many ancient temples like Shiva Temple, this temple was build in the time of Maharana Raimal between 1473 and 1509.The walled complex of Eklingji has an elaborately pillared hall under a large pyramidal roof and depicts the four-faced Shiva image of black marble. Most of the faithful pilgrims visit temple on Monday to seek the special blessings of god. Whereas other days of the week the temple is relatively crowd free. The Maharana of Udaipur pays a private visit to the temple on Monday evening. Nearly 1 km before Eklingji, the Nagda town is located. This place is famous for its Sas-bahu and Adbudji temple. The Sas-Bahu Temple is widely known for its exquisite carvings on the stones. The temple carvings are related to the incidents of great Indian epic Ramayana.

Eklingji is a great devotional place for Hindu tourist in India. The tourist can access to this place by RSTC buses that runs from Udaipur to Eklingji and other major destinations of Rajasthan, that hardly takes an hour (60 Minutes) to reach Eklingji from Udaipur.

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