Jagdish Temple Overview

Ranked 7 of 184 sightseeing in Udaipur

Jagdish Temple is located in the City Palace complex of Udaipur. Made in the Indo-Aryan style of architecture, the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Laxmi Narayan), the preserver of the Universe.

Built by Maharana Jagat Singh, who ruled Udaipur during 1628-1653, it is celebrated for being the largest temple in the city. Originally called the Temple of Jagannath Rai, it dates back to 1651.

Beautifully carved pillars, decorated ceilings, painted walls and halls adorn this three-storey temple. The skyline of Udaipur is dominated by the spire of the main temple that is around 79 feet high. Sculptures of dancers, elephants, horsemen and musicians adorn the shikhar (spire). At the entrance, visitors are welcomed by two huge stone elephants.

A stone slab that is imprinted with the inscriptions referring to Maharana Jagat Singh is located in front of the temple. 32 marble steps need to be scaled for reaching the temple.

The doorway of Lord Vishnu is guarded by a brass image of Garuda, a figure of half-man and half-eagle. A four-armed image of Lord Vishnu, carved out of a single piece of black stone, can be seen in the main shrine.

Four smaller shrines are encircled by the main shrine of Lord Vishnu. These four shrines are respectively dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Sun God, Goddess Shakti and Lord Shiva.

A pyramidal spire, mandap (prayer hall) and a porch form the architecture of the temple. Each of the first and the second storey of the temple possess 50 pillars. The Hindu architectural science of 'Vastushastra' has been kept in mind while constructing the temple. Raised on a tall terrace, the temple contains a double storey mandapa (hall), which is linked with a double-storey saandhara.
 

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Dedicated to Lord Vishnu

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What travellers are saying about Jagdish Temple

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
5:30 AM -10:00 PM
Saturday:
5:30 AM -10:00 PM
Sunday:
5:30 AM -10:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:30 AM -10:00 PM
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Kamal Dahiya

Kamal Dahiya4.3/5

112 reviews

Jagdish temple

This temple is situated near by coty palace's Badi pol entrace, this busy indo-Aryan temple was built by Maharana Jagat singh in 1651. This temple has beautiful arcithecture.This temple is vishnu temmle.
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Immaqlena Correia

Immaqlena Correia4.3/5

12 reviews

Temple

It's a temple, really clean and maintained .. Thought there are no fees for the entry, but there are guides who are after you constantly ...The carvings are worth seeing ..Beautiful place ...

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

2881 reviews

A Great Tourist Attraction

This 17th-century's famous temple was built in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh, temple is an architectural marvel as built in Maru-Gurjara Architectural style and thousands of devotees are always inspired and wish to have an insight of their Lord. As this temple is situated just North of the City Palace's main gate, has an enormous black stone image of Lord Vishnu in its profusely carved main shrine. The entrance is flanked by stone elephants, and superb bronze image of Garuda a mythical bird who is Lord Vishnu's vehicle stands in-front of the temple.This major Hindu temple was originally known as temple of Jagannath Rai now as Jagdish Ji, built on elevated terrace and was completed in 1651. It attaches double storey hall to double storey with covered ambulatory sanctum. The hall has another storey fold within its pyramidal bell-roof while the hollow pile up peak over the sanctum contains two more, non-functional stories. Lanes and streets running from the city wall converge on Jagdish Ji temple, so being in the middle of Udaipur it has become a great tourist attraction because it is a Udaipur's Junction, and numerous Hotels and Restaurants and crafts market make surroundings more attractive.

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  • A Great Tourist Attraction
  • A Great Tourist Attraction
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Praveen H

Praveen H5.0/5

14 reviews

Beautiful temple carvings

Was very much impressed to see this Edifice of Dexterity right in the centre of the city. People worked very hard to make this Temple look beautiful and took extreme care in carving and chiselled a marvel. Lord Jagdish looks stunning in the costumes and it's a great bliss to find peace here.
  • Beautiful temple carvings

Jagdish Raval

Jagdish Raval3.6/5

415 reviews

A Leading Religious Attraction

We visited this ancient temple in evening. However a compact area with narrow road where difficult to go through Car and also parking problem. This is nice and very old temple of Lord Vishnu in old part of city. Temple is on a almost hillock and you have to climb some step of stair. Temple is built by king of Udaipur's Ranas. This is biggest and oldest and worth visiting temple of Udaipur. Recommended to visit.

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  • A Leading Religious Attraction
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Yogendra Maheshwari

Yogendra Maheshwari5.0/5

5 reviews

Too good and peaceful temple

Peaceful temple, nice architecture and the cravings are too good. I just loved this temple, the way people showed their honest devotion to lord Jagadishji, anyone can get into the bhakti mode.

Kishan Patel

Kishan Patel4.3/5

22 reviews

A real piece of architecture and history

It's a place to visit and it's in the centre of everything. Well made this shows our real culture and heritage. The only issue is the encroachment around it. Had it been in a open space, this would be the best place ever, still it's real huge and clean.

Ajay

Ajay5.0/5

10 reviews

Jagdish Temple - Wonder of Udaipur

Many people come to this temple to see the God. Very beautiful place and you can feel peace in your heart. Good joint to people because you can see God everywhere. This is a famous temple of this place.

Amit Garg

Amit Garg3.9/5

59 reviews

Nice carving

Jagdish Temple is very close to City Palace. The Carvings are very beautiful, magnificent elephants looks beautiful, there is no entry fee for visiting this temple. Best time to visit is morning or evening.

Mahaan Sharma

Mahaan Sharma5.0/5

6 reviews

The temple has a beautiful carvings

The temple of god Jagdish ji is very beautiful and nicely carved. It is the place of the art and lots of carvings with beautiful sculptures. There are 4 gods on 4 side and in the middle there is Jagdish ji temple. There is no fee for the temple entry, I like the sculptures so much in temple.
  • The temple has a beautiful carvings

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Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

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Jagdish Ji Temple Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

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Jagdish Ji Temple Udaipur
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

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Smriti Das

Beautiful Pillars
Jagdish Temple, Udaipur

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Majestic view of Pillars at Udaipur