Nathdwara: Eklingji, Nathdwara Tourist Places to Visit for Getaway
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A temple complex in which the presiding deity of the Sesodia dynasty adorns the chief idol, Eklingji is believed to be one of the manifestations of Lord Shiva. This temple complex enshrines fine artistic works and excessive carvings. All together there are 108 temples and the main temple goes back to the 15th century. Structure built with marble and granite with a pyramidal dome, this double storied structure is famed for it elaborately pillared main hall called mandap. A four face idol of lord Shiva adorns the sanctum of the temple.

Apart from the main shrine there are quite number of lovely temples in side the huge walls of the complex. The temple witness’s large crowds on Monday’s and on all other days the temple premises is rather crowd free. The temple is placed on the pictorial banks of a lovely lake that adds the serenity and divinity of the holy premises. The entire environ depicts an ethereal appeal with the majestic knolls that sets as an imposing backdrop.

Besides the lovely temples the place also holds a marvelous cenotaph of the erstwhile ruler of Mewar. The cenotaph is embellished with lovely carvings and frescos and an image of Lord Vishnu. It is placed in the midst of thick woods whereas lovely stream flow beneath it. The stream, the woods and the architectural splendor all together make it a beautiful place to spent a nice time with out any disturbances.
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