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