Monday, September 16, 2013

Jagadish Temple, Udaipur

The Jagadish Temple in Udaipur is located on the northern side of the City Palace within a proximity of 150 meters. Built in Indo-Aryan style it is the largest temple in the city. The temple construction was initiated by Maharana Jagat Singh, King of Udaipur in 1651. 



The temple is slightly above the ground level and to reach the temple one has to climb 32 marble steps and top the entrance is guarded by 2 huge stone elephants. 



It is a three-storied temple with marvelous architecture comprising of beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings. The architecture of the temple boasts of a pyramidal spire, prayer hall and a porch. The first and the second storey of the temple possess 50 pillars each. 


The external walls of the temple are intricately carved with sculptures of musicians, dancers, and various animals such as elephants and horsemen.


In the main shrine there is a huge black stone idol of Lord Vishnu with 4 arms. This idol is carved out of single piece of black stone. At the four corners of the main shrine there are 4 smaller shrines dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva.

44 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful temple!
Greetings, RW & SK

Jeannie Marie said...

The carvings just fascinate me. I love to look at these buildings. How beautifully they use every inch! Happy Monday Mellow Yellows!

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

looks great :)

Jeevan said...

Absolutely marvelous and great perspective on the carvings... beautiful temple!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The intricate sculpture is astonishing.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The skills of the craftsman who created this treasure are amazing, thank you for sharing.

Kim Hkiss said...

Wow pretty intricately done so beautiful!

Kim,USA

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

What an amazing temple! I can't imagine how much work has gone into making those carvings.

DawnTreader said...

What a magnificent building! Must be quite breathtaking to see it in real life.

RNSANE said...

I just hate that, living five months in Jaipur last year, I never took the time to visit Udaipir. I don't think I'll have the opportunity now.

Thia temple is so splendid. I am always amazed at the intricacy & detail of the carvings.

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome temple, Rajesh! And your captures are superb! I love the incredible detail!! Thanks for sharing!!

Gary Phillips said...

Wow those carvings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

incredible details. super wow. i would have not stopped shooting if i were there.

Carver said...

The intricate carvings always amaze me.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Amazing photo shots of a gorgeous temple ~ carol ^__^

Jim said...

Cool architecture.

Pietro Brosio said...

Your very fine images describe so well the marvellous temple, Rajesh! Those carvings are stunning!

islandwonder said...

That is just fantastic. The detail is just amazing.

Meghana Hassan said...

Stunnning captures.

ladyfi said...

Amazing architecture.

Fun60 said...

I wonder how many workers were involved in that carving, it is so intricate.

OurJaipur.Com said...

I had been to this place once, Nice Clicks. Have a nice day.

Leovi said...

Yes, very nice photos, this Jagadish Temple is gorgeous!

Leslie: said...

Wow! What intricate carvings!

Leslie
abcw team

Richard Lawry said...

Absolutely amazing carving on this temple. An Arkie's Musings

Roger Owen Green said...

JUST magnificent

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

BellaVida Letty said...

Amazing details. Looks like a place to spend a lot of time discovering things.

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by from ABC Wednesday, I would love to visit this magnificent temple.

photowannabe said...

I know I am constantly repeating myself, but the ancient architecture is quite amazing.
Thanks for sharing these incredible temples with us.

Reader Wil said...

The carvings are so delicate, they form one large piece of lacework.
Wil, ABCW Team

George said...

What a gorgeous temple. The details are stunning.

Saru Singhal said...

Stunning architecture and lovely shots. Udaipur is on my list from a very long time.

Noel Morata said...

wow Rajesh, so many wonderful monuments in your country, beautiful

Joy said...

There looks to be no part left undecorated. What a wonderful temple with its intricate carvings.

Hildred said...

I am ;pondering on the time and dedication that went into building this temple - beautiful!

Suzanne said...

WOW, this is amazing, I would love to see it. Thanks for showing it's intricate detail.

VaishVijay said...

Yet another rich architecture!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just incredible...hard to imagine the craftsmanship and artistic talent that went into building this beautiful place.

travelwithintent.com said...

You have captured the details of this temple so well.

HansHB said...

Great post for MOM, nice building!

D. Prabhu said...

Amazing :)

Nima Das said...

wow lovely pictures

Ragini Puri said...

What intricate carvings...One can only imagine the craftsmanship, dedication and patience that has gone behind these architectural marvels.

Bhavani Nandan said...

Amazing..!!!!