Jagdish Temple is a religious place for Hindu.It is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur in Rajasthan. It is a major monument in Udaipur
Location : Jagdish temple is located near the City Palace, Udaipur.
About Jagdish temple
Jagdish temple is the perfect example of Hindu religious architecture is Udaipur’s. Temple is made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture. Maharana Jagat Singh was built this temple during 1628-53. Jagdish temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The image of Lord Vishnu has the four-armed and idol is carved out of a single piece of black stone. Temple was originally called the temple of Jagannath Rai but is now called Jagdish-ji.
Structure of Jagdish temple
Jagdish temple is three-storied temple that comprises beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and lush halls. The carvings on the pillars are very clear, retaining the depth and detail, showing very good levels of maintenance. The Jagdish Temple is raised on a tall terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches a double-storey Mandapa (hall) to a double-story saandhara (with a covered ambulatory) sanctum.
First and the second storey of the temple possess 50 pillars each and the temple boasts of a pyramidal spire, mandap (prayer hall) and a porch. There are other smaller shrines in the four corners of the temple, that of Lord Ganesh, Shiva, the Sun God and Goddess Shakti.