Ek means ‘one’ while ling means ‘lingam or the life-giving a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva’. Even the Eklingji Temple, among the favorite pilgrimages of Rajasthan is situated at a distance of 22 kilometers from Udaipur.
It was originally built by the then King of Udaipur Bappa Rawal, across the side of 72 rooms Jain temple that placed a four-faced statue of Adinath, the first Jain Saint. It stands with all the fantastic historical importance dedicated to Lord Eklingji, the benefactor deity of this Mewar clan.
This Temple is located at the bank of this Indersagar Lake has close about 108 shrines and comes inside its walls. The main shrine is a double storied construction and equipped with stained tower and pyramidal styled roof.
Within the complex, the key ordered has a pyramid design structure and additional supported by heavy pyramidal roof. On going into the temple a silver image of Nandi will welcome you into the deity of Lord Shiva. There are just two other pictures of Nandi which are in the temple in dark rock and brass .
At the center of the temple, a more striking four-faced idol of Eklingji, made from black marble is situated whose elevation is close about 50 ft and its four faces portray four kinds of Lord Shiva.
The west facing component called Surya, west-facing component is Lord Brahma, the north west facing area is Lord Vishnu and the south facing part is Rudra. And it’s further garlanded from the silver snake, acquires significant attraction of these folks.
HISTORY OF THE ATTRACTION
The Temple was built at 734 A.D. by Bappa Rawal. Eklingji has become the ruling deity of Mewar rulers. In the next decades, it had been further re organised and tailored by several Kings, for cleaning the remnants of annihilation produced from the strikes of muslims.
Eklingji Temple is located about 22 km from the Udaipur town and adjacent to National Highway 8. This town is well connected by road and railways. Tourist can also reserve private cabs or cab or perhaps can take aid of public or private buses to achieve here and sense the soul.
THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND
Apart From primary shrine and temple, there are numerous temples,namely Pataleshwar Mahadeo,Vindhyavasini Devi,Rathasan Devi and Arbada Mata. As soon as you’ve seen the beauty of the whole temple, don’t hesitate to roam the neighboring areas of Kailashpuri dynasty. The superb architecture of the temples leaves the onlooker to contemplate over the artistry of these times.
OPENING/CLOSING TIMINGS AND DAYS
4.30 am To 7.00 am and 10.30 am to 1.30 pm at the morning
5.00 pm To 7.30 pm at the day
There’s No entrance fee requested to enter the temple.
BEST TIME to See
The Beautiful city best experienced involving three chief seasons namely mid March-June, July-September, and October-March. Udaipur isn’t in any way preferable spot for trip in summertime as merely the scorching heat as well as the consequence of tropical climate will accompany you.
Rather than this, in winter the temperatures reaches minimal of 11.6 degree Celsius and highest 28.3 degree Celsius, make the weather shooting and clear best travelling adventure.