The Shrinathji Temple is situated on the bank of the Banas river in the Nathwada region of Rajasthan, at a distance of 48 kms in the north- east of Udaipur. Shrinathji temple was built in the 17th century and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Shrinathji Temple is also known as 'Haveli of Shrinathji' and makes a prominent pilgrimage of the Hindus / Vaishnavas. The idol of the deity was beautifully carved out of black marble. The Srinathji Temple is considered as the second richest Indian temple after the Tirupati Temple of Andhra Pradesh.
According to some legends, in 1672, Rana Raj Singh, the then king of Udaipur brought the idol of the deity from Vrindavan, the land of Lord Krishna, in order to protect the idol from the destructive rage of Aurangzeb. It is also said that when the idol was being shifted to this condensed place, then the wheel of the vehicle sank deep down in the mud in the same spot where the historic temple is situated.
The architecture and image of Lord Krishna are worth seeing here in Shrinathji temple. The image symbolizes a form of Lord Krishna when he lifted the ‘Govardhana’ (a hill). the lord is affirmed with his left hand raised and the right is pitched in a clasp.There are about 500 cows undo the temple authorities and among them, one is regarded as Shrinathji’s cow, which served the lord for centuries. Places that are worth seeing in the temple include the Moti Mahal. Sudarshan Chakraraj, Dhwajaji, Kamal Chowk, Ratan Chowk, Mani Kotha and the temples of Shri Navnit Priyaji. Shrinathji Temple can be visited by only Hindus with an exception of foreigners.
Devotees throng to the shrine in large numbers during occasions of Janmashtami and other festivals, like Holi and Diwali. The deity is treated like a living image and is attended with daily normal functions, like bathing, dressing, meals called “blog” and the resting times in regular intervals.
There are a number of cottages and Dharamshala with well-maintained rooms and dormitories for devotees. Cottages can be booked online and the price is also budget. The number of accommodation facility are –
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Shrinathji Temple Location – One of the major attraction of Udaipur, Shrinathji temple of Nathwada is located just 48 km away from the Udaipur city and is well connected with roads and railways Devotees and tourists visiting this place Can easily hire taxi or private cab or even take the help public and private buses to reach the destination.
Shrinathji Temple Timings- Devotees can visit the temple any time from dawn to dusk.