Fodor's Expert Review Jagdish Temple

Udaipur Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This 17-century imposing Hindu temple, the oldest in the city, was commissioned by Maharana Jagat Singh and is a major landmark in Udaipur's Old City for its architecture and height— the shikhar (or dome/spire) alone is 79 feet. It's usually abuzz with devotees and tourists, especially during the morning and evening aarti (prayer ceremony), when vendors set up makeshift flower stalls along the temple walls and sell offerings of marigolds. The temple is dedicated to Jagdish (an incarnation of Vishnu), and referred to as Jagdishji. Songs sung in his praise are often played through loudspeakers high on the temple's edifice. You're welcome to step inside, although the engravings on the temple's exterior walls are more interesting to look at.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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Jagdish Mandir
Udaipur, Rajasthan  313001, India