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Jagdish Temple, Udiapur, Rajasthan

Jagdish temple, one of the largest temples of Udaipur, is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Ma Laxmi – one creator of the universe and other Goddess of prosperity and luck respectively. Jagdhish temple is very famous temple of Udaipur and located in City Palace Complex. The temple was built in 1651 AD by the Maha Raja Jagat Singh, a ruler of Udaipur (1628-53).

This three storied temple of Lord Jagdish is made based on Indo Aryan style of Architecture and has finely carved pillars which are very beautiful, lush halls, well painted wall and very attractive ceiling, Spire which covers the main temple is made approximately 79 feet high and very charming too as it is decorated with many beautiful sculpture of elephants, horsemen, dancers and musicians which are wonderful enough to make visitors mesmerized.

At the entrance, there is a huge elephant made out of stone to welcome to the visitors, there is a stone slab too just in front of the temple, the slab has inscription and also has reference to King Jagat Singh I. Before the main deity, a brass image of half man and half eagle (Garudha) has been installed.

The main four armed image of lord Vishnu has been carved out of one piece of blank stone which is very dashing. The idol of Lord Jagdish is located in the center shrine and this shrine is encircled by the other small shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha, God Sun, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva.

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