Eklingji Temple, Udaipur is the most noteworthy temple positioned at a distance of approximately 24 kilometers away from the main Udaipur city. Just like the city itself is valued and admired by loads of voyagers similarly the Eklingji Temple in Udaipur is also the most esteemed temple and specially selected by the holiday makers.
The architectural radiance of Eklingji Temple resembles that of the Jain Temples of Gujarat and is the dwelling place of Lord Shiva who is portrayed here as a four faced Black marble image. The four faces of the Lord are whispered as the four faces of Vishnu (facing north), Surya (facing east), Brahma (facing west), and Maheshwar (facing south) and Shiva here is hence venerated as Parambrahma, which typify the “wholesome one”.Lord Shiva and other deities are carefully cleaned up and studded with new flared clothes and also ornamented with trinkets. However, it also displays two tanks, which are commonly known as Karz Kund and Tulsi Kund located on the northern sides of the temple.
Why this Temple was established?
The Maharana were the devotees of Lord Shiva. Owing to an inner urge and compelled by the devotional sentiments, this temple was established.
Significance of the deity in Eklingji Temple
The Shiva lingam is five faced and of the deity it is made of black stone and an inscription of the south wall of the temple shows that the idol was established and its pratistha bestowal of life was performed by the then Maharana Raimal ji (1473-1509) . The west wars face is that of Lord Brahma. Northward is that of Lord Vishnu, Eastward is of Lord Surya the Son god, southward is face of Rudra and the upraised top is Shiva lingam, which is an embodiment of Sadashiva with Amba his consort.