Shrinathji Temple

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Shrinathji Temple

Nathdwara is a small town situated in state of Rajasthan in India. It is located in the Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River in Rajsamand District, 48 kilometres north-east of Udaipur.Shrinathji Temple

Shrinathji Temple

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Shrinathji Temple

This town is famous for its 17th century temple of Krishna which houses the idol of Shrinathji. The term ‘Nathdwara’ suggests the ‘gate of the lord’. Shrinathji. Temple is also known as ‘Haveli of Shrinathji’ and makes a prominent pilgrimage of the Hindus / Vaishnavas. Shrinathji Temple

The temple has a story behind its establishment. According to the legend, the image of Lord Shrinath ji was enshrined in Vrindavan (land of Lord Krishna), but to protect the idol from the destructive rage of Aurangzeb. The idol of the Lord Krishna was being transferred to a safer place from Vrindaban to protect it from the anti-Hindu, iconoclastic and barbarian destruction of the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. When the idol reached the spot at village Sihad or Sinhad, the wheels of bullock cart in which the idol was being transported sank deep down in mud at particular place and could not be moved any further. The escorting priest perceived that this place has been chosen by the Lord himself. Consequently, the temple was constructed on the same spot. The temple is built in simple terms of architecture, yet the divine aura of this temple is eternal. The Gate of Lord Nathdwara is one of the principal places of pilgrimages for Hindus. Shrinathji Temple

The striking idol of Shrinathji gets the major attraction and is actually worth seeing. A glimpse of Lord makes one to feel the aesthetic world. Shrinathji represents the form of Lord Krishna, when he raised the ‘Govardhana’ (a hill). Made out in black stone, the image of the Lord appears majestic with his left hand raised and the right hand confined in a fist. The Lord’s chin is adorned with a dazzling diamond, which is visible from a distance. Shrinathji Temple

Shrinathji Temple is one amongst the richest temples of India. It receives millions of rupees as offering to the Lord. The temple authorities possess approximately 500 cows and the milk of these cows, is used for the preparation of sweets and milk products. Among these cows, there is one cow that is considered as Shrinathji’s cow. This cow is believed to have come from the lineage, which served the Lord from ages. Shrinathji Temple

During the times of Janmashtmi ,Holi and Diwali people come in large numbers and the place gets overcrowded. Apart from festivals like Holi, Diwali and Janmashtmi, the major festival that is celebrated in the temple with full ehthusium is “ Annakutta”. A visit to this temple must be avoided during these days. Shrinathji Temple

Nathdwara town is also famous as the Apollo of Mewar. In the town of Nathdwara, Shrinathji temple is the centre of attraction, but the town is also famous for its ‘pichhwai’ paintings, ivory articles and mouth-watering sweets. One must visit this temple to feel the spiritual ecstasy and get the blessings of Lord Shrinathji.Shrinathji Temple

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