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Udaipur Celebrated Shardiya Navratri Sthapana

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People gathered in large numbers to various ‘Shaktipeeths’ of the city since early morning to celebrate the first day of the nine day long ‘Navratri Festival‘. Various temples of Maa Durga including Neemuch Mata, Karni Mata, Amba Mata, Sukhdevi Mata (Bedla), Chamunda Mata, Aavari Mata etc were beautifully decorated for the occasion. Devotees have to assemble in long queues to worship the goddess of power because of heavy gathering in the temples. Read more

Neemuch Mata Temple

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Name      : Neemuch Mata Temple

Situated : On a hill at the bank of FatehSagar Lake

Entry fee : Free

Neemuch Mata Temple is located on a hill on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan. This temple is located on a green hill in the Dewali (pronounced Dey-vaa-lee) area of Udaipur. It has both stairs and uphill slope walk way to climb, which is around 900 Meters long. It enshrines the stone idol of Neemuch Mata Devi. There is also an idol of Lord Ganesh and three west facing lions of stone. Read more

Nathdwara Temple

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Name        : Nathdwara Temple

Situated   : 48 kms from Udaipur

Built year : 18th century

Entry fee  : Free

Nathdwara is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. This is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage shrines of India, enshrining Krishna as Govardhana Giridhari. Nathdwara is situated 48 km north east of Udaipur in Rajasthan, on the banks of the Banas River. Nathdwara enshrines Shrinathji – an image of Krishna, which was originally, enshrined at the Vraja Bhoomi at Mount Govardhana near Mathura.The name Nathdwara means Gate of the Lord. The image was brought to Mewar, for the sake of protection during the period of Aurangazeb, the Moghul monarch. Read more

Nagda Temple

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Name        : Nagda (Ancient Palace in Mewar)

Situated   : 23 kms from Udaipur

Built year : 10th century

Nagda is a small town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. In the 6th century, Nagda was found by Nagaditya, the fourth Mewar King. Initially it was known as Nagahrida and served as the capital of Mewar. Before long, the place came under the province of Sisodias. Nagda is located besides Bagela Lake at a distance of 23 kms in the north-west of Udaipur on the way to Nathdwara. Nagda comprises many small and big temples, but the main attraction is gained by its ‘Saas-Bahu’ temple. Read more

Rishabhdev Temple

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Name       : Rishabhdev ji Temple

Situated  : 90 kms from Udaipur

Built year : 15th century

Entry fee  : Free

Rishabhdeo Temple is an important pilgrimage site for followers of Jain religion. The temple is located on Udaipur-Ahmedabad road, at a distance of 65 kms from the city of Udaipur in Dhulev. Dhulev is a small town that is also known as Rishabhdeo, famous for its Rishabhdeo Temple. Read more

Ranakpur Jain Temple

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Name        : Ranakpur Jain Pilgrimage

Situated   : 90 kms from Udaipur

Built year : 15th century

Entry fee  : Free

Ranakpur is located in the mountain ranges of Pali district, 23 kms. away from the Phalna railway station. Ranakpur is reached after passing lush green valleys and streams and the heart capturing views drive away any fatigue of the journey. The Ranakpur Jain Temple were built during the reign of the liberal and gifted monarch Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. An enormous basement covers 48,000 sq. feet area. There are four subsidiary shrines, twenty four pillared halls and eligibly domes supported by over four hundred columns. Read more

Kankroli Temple

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Name           : Kankroli Temple

Situated      : 84 kms from Udaipur

Built year     : 15th century

Person built : Maharaja Raj Singh I

Kankroli is a small town, located at a distance of 65 kms from the city of Udaipur. Kankroli is mainly known for its temple, which is sited on the banks of renowned Rajsamand Lake. Kankroli Temple is popularly called as temple of Dwarikadheesh. Dwarikadheesh is one of the names of Lord Krishna. This Temple is the most significant temple of the Vaishnavas and Vallabhacharya sect. The chief deity of Kankroli temple is believed to have imported from Mathura, the hometown of Lord Krishna. Read more

Jagat Temple

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Name       : Jagat Temple

Situated  : 58 kms South-East of Udaipur

Built year : 10th century

Ambika Mata Temple is a small shrine made in crevice of a rock. The temple dedicated to Goddess Ambika (a form of Goddess Durga). Being located at the village called Jagat in Rajasthan, the temple is also known as Jagat Temple. The shrine is comfortably positioned at a distance of 58kms in the south-east of Udaipur. Built in 961 A.D, the Jagat Temple is renowned for its intricate carvings in the exteriors. Read more