When you hear the word ‘Udaipur’, you instantly visualize ancient forts and temples, Kings and Queens, invasions and rich heritage. Udaipur has been a prominent city since its inception. Udaipur was always at the helm of spirituality. For travellers that are looking for intricate architecture and beautiful temples, Udaipur is the right place to be in. Here is a list of temples for the spiritual being in you:
1. Bohra Ganesh Temple in Udaipur
This 350-year old temple is revered around the country. With Lord Ganesha enshrined in it, many travellers flood to this temple in search of blessings. Until about 80 years ago, people from nearby villages used to come to this temple and prayed to the Lord to fulfil their wishes. It is believed that all the wishes were fulfilled. Ganesh Chaturthi and Govardhan Puja are celebrated with great enthusiasm at the Bohra Ganesh Temple.
Timings: 6 A.M. to 8 P.M.
2. Amba Mata Temple in Udaipur
Amba Mata Temple was built by Maharaja Raj Singh in the 17th century. There’s a legend that connects the Maharaja with Amba Mata. Maharaja Raj Singh had an incurable eye disease. He was advised to visit the Amba Mata Temple in Gujarat as he was a great devotee of the Goddess. However, the Goddess emerged in his dream and suggested to go to a nearby location instead of making the journey to Gujarat. He found the idol of Amba Mata after reaching the spot and also regained his vision. The King later built a beautiful temple and installed two golden lions that guard her till date.
3. Mahalakshmi Temple in Udaipur
Maharana Shambhu Singh fought a battle and brought back the idols of Mahalakshmi, Sundar Vinayak, and Rishabhdev. He enshrined them in one of the most majestic temples in Udaipur which stands testimony to the rich heritage of Udaipur. It also accentuates the intricate architecture of the Mewar clan. The temple is thronged by both locals and royals alike.
4. Jagdish Temple in Udaipur
Situated close to the city, Jagdish Temple is of great spiritual significance. Mounted atop 32 marble steps, this temple of Lord Vishnu was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651. A fine example of marvellous architecture, the statue of Lord Jagannath is made from a single black stone. Other shrines include Lord Ganesha, Shiv and Shakti, and Surya – the Sun God.
5. Neemach Mata Temple in Udaipur
Set atop a hill, the Neemach Mata Temple is also known as the Vaishno Devi of Mewar. Neemach Mata is the prime Goddess of the Maharana clan. Being one of the most important temples in Udaipur, this temple hosts special pujas on Navaratras of Chaitra and Ashwin, Diwali, Dusshera, and other festival days. In addition to this blissful experience is the view of the city from the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake. Numerous hotels in Udaipur will suggest you this temple first so that you can take her blessings.
Udaipur is a city synonymous with rich heritage and exquisite architecture. While in Udaipur, make sure you are staying in The Leela Palace Udaipur to enjoy luxury and comfort.