Eklingji Temple Udaipur

Eklingji Temple Kailashpuri Udaipur

Eklingji Temple Kailashpuri Udaipur


Eklingji is a manifestation of Shivji. ‘Ek’ means ‘One’, ‘ling’ refers to Shiv lingam, and ‘ji’ is a mark of respect. The temple has a striking four-faced idol of Eklingji (Shivji) that is made out of black marble.

Kailashpuri (Eklingji) is famous for its 108 temples enclosed by a high walls. Eklingji is believed to be the family deity of the Maharanas of the Mewar Princely State.

The temple was built by Bapa Rawal in the 8th century.

 

Location:

22 km north of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Places to stay nearby include the famous Lake Palace Udaipur.

 

 

 

 

(Photo: Anuradha Sarup http://www.flickr.com/photos/anuradhasarup/

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