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Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara

Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara
Shrinathji Temple Nathdwara

The Shrinathji temple, Nathdwara is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located in Nathdwara, approximately 48km to the north of Udaipur. The Nathdwara Shrinathji temple of Rajasthan houses a statue of Lord Krishna, sculpted from a single piece of black marble. The statue has one of its arms raised, giving an impression of Lord Krishna holding the Govardhan Mountain. The other arm seems to be giving a blessing as well as holding a dance posture.

The legend has it that during the reign of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, the statue of Lord Krishna was moved from Vrindaban to enshrine it at a safe place. However, when the vehicle carrying the statue passed through the particular spot where the temple now is, its wheels got stuck in the mud. The priest accompanying the image interpreted it to be an indication from the Lord himself. It was comprehended that the Lord did not wanted to move any further. Thereafter, the statue was placed in the Lord Krishna temple, Nathdwara along with proper Vedic rites and tradition. The temple has three entrances, one (Surajpol) being exclusively for women. The temple priests daily change the clothes and ornaments of Shrinathji.

The places worth seeing in the temple are:

  • Moti Mahal
  • Sudarshan Chakraraj
  • Dhwajaji
  • Kamal Chowk
  • Ratan Chowk
  • Mani Kotha
  • Temples of Shri Navnit Priyaji
  • Shri Krishna storehouse (having silver and golden mills)
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