Nathdwara - Places To See

| August 11, 2012
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Shrinathji Temple: Shrinathji stands for Lord Krishna and the temple depicts a young Krishna with the Govardhan hill on his hand. This temple dates back to the 12th century and it is built in the shape of a house rather than a shrine. The temple hands dress up like they were working under a king and the whole ambiance is like that of a palace. At regular intervals there are live concerts to entertain the infant lord. A characteristic aspect about this holy shrine is the beating of drums and trumpets to pronounce the 'Royal Darshan' in the noon, just like in old days a loud proclamation announced the entry of a king in his court. The temple sees huge crowds at 3:30 to 4:00 pm when Lord Krishna wakes up after a brief siesta.

Eklingji: Eklingji is believed to be one of the manifestations of Lord Shiva. This temple is an example of fine artistic works and beautiful carvings. Altogether there are 108 temples on the premises and the main temple dates back to 15th century. A four faced idol of lord Shiva adorns the sanctum of the temple. The temple sees large crowds on Monday.