Eklingji Temple, Udaipur

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Eklingji Temple is one of the most popular and ancient religious centres of Udaipur located at a distance of around 24 km from the main city. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu Lord Shiva, and it is believed that Acharya Viswaroopa constructed it in 734 AD. Covering an area of around 2,500 sq ft, there are 108 temples in the temple compound.

A four-faced black stone idol of Lord Shiva, measuring 50 ft in height, is the main feature of the temple. The statue of Mahadeva Chaumukhi or Lord Shiva with four faces look in the four directions. They represent Vishnu (North), Surya (East), Rudra (South), and Brahma (West). A beautiful statue of Nandi Bull, the mount of Lord Shiva, is positioned at the temple’s main gate. In the temple, devotees can see the images of Lord Shiva with family. Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha, Shiva’s wife and son, respectively can be seen inside the shrine. The idols of the deities, Yamuna and Saraswati are also enshrined in the temple.

In the midst of these images, there is a Shivling, surrounded by a silver snake. The silver doors of the temple have images of Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. Statues of dancing nymphs can also be seen here. The Ganeshji Temple, the Amba Mata Temple, the Nathon ka Mandir, and the Kalika Temple are located close to this temple.


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