India

Jagdish Temple – Udaipur

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Just 150m north of the outer gate to the City Palace is Udaipur’s most important Hindu shrine, the Jagdish Temple.

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Throughout the day you will find garlands being sold at the base of the steps leading up to the temple. Being on a major junction in the old city, I passed by the temple often and started recognising the same faces over and over again. Clearly for some being close to the temple is important to them for whatever reason (are they associated with the temple in some way ?). Answers on the back of a postcard please…

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The temple itself was built in 1640, with the exterior richly carved with images of gods, animals, dancers and musicians.

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The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, it’s a great place to retreat to away from the bustling streets below.

I returned there at night to try and capture the temple illuminated, with mixed results I think…

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The temple appears to be open all the time.


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