About Natedwara

Shri Nathji Temple

Shrinathji’s idol was brought to Rajasthan from Govardhana near Vrindavan to protect it from the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb who in 1665 was bent upon vandalizing the area of Vrindavan by widespread destruction of Hindu temples. When the Mughal army came to Govardhana, the devotees of the Lord showed them the titles and gifts given to the temple by the previous Mughal rulers. The army commander then ordered the deity to be taken away from Govardhana. For almost six months the statue stayed in Agra after which the custodians of the idol of Shrinathji left that place with the idol in search of a new heaven.While several other princes were diffident, it was Maharana Rajsingh of Mewar who dared to provide refuge. The idol went on a journey to Mewar which took 32 months to complete. The decision to settle the Lord here at Nathdwara involves an interesting story. When the wheel of the chariot carrying the Lord got stuck in the mud at a place called Sihar, the Rana saw it as a divine sign that Lord Krishna wished to settle here, and thus a temple was built at this spot and the holy township of Nathdwara grew around the temple In 1672 Lord Shrinathji was placed in a new Temple built in village Sihad, now called Nathdwara, on the banks of river Banas.

Bhool Bhulaiya (Vrindavan bag)

This is one of the main attractions of the city of Nathdwara. The famous Bhulbhulaiya is also located in near to Our Hotel Mangal Darshan. You need to have at least 3-4 hours in hand to properly explore this attraction. Hire a guide to know about the history of the structure.(Bhool Bhulaiya Vrindavan bag), located some ninety miles southeast of Nathdwara, is a Famous and nice place in natdwara to enjoying and looking. It was inaugurated in some years ago for purpose of tourism ,This Vrindavan bag is totally Bhool Bhulaiya type place . This Vrindavan bag is nearest to our Hotel Mangal Darshan.Vrindavan bag View is very nice and enjoyful.Once outside you walk up several steps to go to the bhul bhulaiyaa - this is essentially a maze that one can get lost in.Since the Bhool Bhulaiya (Vrindavan bag) is a very popular place and since it is so large try to get there early so you can beat the crowds.Beautiful architecture.This is one of the main attractions of the city of Nathdwara. The famous Bhulbhulaiya is also located in near to Our Hotel Mangal Darshan. You need to have at least 3-4 hours in hand to properly explore this attraction. Hire a guide to know about the history of the structure.

Nagda & Eklingji

Nagda (anc. Naaghrida) was the old capital of Mewar. The chief relic, now extinct consists of the twin 'Saas - Bahu' temple of the 10th century. Spartan sanctums are here, wedded to sumptuous Mandaps, that of the bigger temple being more so. This latter in a closed one, richly carved both inside and outside, as compared to the open one in the other case. The group faces a large tank, the route to which is marked by a handsome torana or ceremonial gate. The princes of Mewar considered themselves as ruling on behalf of Eklingji (Mahadeva) enshrined in an imposing temple in the neighboring Kailashpuri. Despite the recent glitz, the palace has an atmosphere. The complex has many other temples, including the very austere Lakulish of the 10th century with an imposing black statue of the defied Shaivite preacher of 2nd century A.D. Eklingji is a Hindu temple complex in Udaipur District of Rajasthan in western India. Eklingji is believed to be the ruling deity of Mewar Princely State and the Ruler Maharana rules as his Dewan. Begun in 971, the temple complex was built by the Guhila (later called Sesodia) dynasty of Mewar, in honor of their presiding deity Eklingji, a form of Lord Shiva. The beautifully sculpted temple complex includes 108 temples within its high walls. The main temple, which dates to the 15th century, was rebuilt from the ruins of an earlier destroyed temple. The walled complex is made of marble and granite and has an enormous double-storied, elaborately pillared hall or "mandap" under a vast pyramidal roof, with a four-faced image of Lord Shiva in black marble. Another temple in the complex is the Lakulish Temple; built in 971, it is the only temple of the Lakulish sect in the whole of India.

Ganesh Tekdi

Ganesh tekdi is a lord Ganpati temple on a hill top. It is just 3 kms away from Nathdwara temple. It is a place worth visit as it has very beautiful gardens. Autos can take you to the mandir from Chowpatty auto stand. Darshan opens any times a day and the devotees are expected to keep track of the timings. Every darshan is called by different names like Mangala (early morning), Gwal, Utthapan etc. The Lord looks different in every darshan and the Rajbhog darshan taking place around noon is the most important and sought after. During any major hindu festival it is common to see enormous crowds packing the entire town and the temple complex.In addition to be an art paradise, Nathdwara is revered as a holy place dedicated mostly to the Hindu deity Krishna or Vishnu and His various incarnations. Travellers planning a trip to Nathdwara can visit the Dwarkadheesh Temple which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is famous for its beautiful red stone idol of the deity. The Srinathji Temple is also a popular religious shrine in the region. The beautiful idol of the deity in this shrine is exquisitely carved out of a single marble piece.