Shree Nathji temple is situated on the bank of the Banas river in the Nathdwara region of Rajasthan, at a distance of 48 kms in the north- east of Udaipur. Shree nathji temple was built in the 17th century and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Shree nathji Temple is also known as ‘Haveli of Shri nathji’ and makes a prominent pilgrimage of the Hindus / Vaishnavas. The idol of the deity was beautifully carved out of black marble. The Shree nathji Temple is considered as the second richest Indian temple after the Tirupati Temple of Andhra Pradesh. According to some legends, in 1672, Rana Raj Singh, the then king of Udaipur brought the idol of the deity from Vrindavan, the land of Lord Krishna, in order to protect the idol from the destructive rage of Arungzeb.
It is also said that when the idol was being shifted to this condensed place, then the wheel of the vehicle sank deep down in mud in the same spot where the historic temple is situated. The architecture and image of Lord Krishna is worth seeing here in Shree nathji temple. The image symbolizes a form of Lord Krishna when he lifted the ‘Govardhana’ (a hill). the lord is affirm with his left hand raised and the right is piched in a clasp.
There are about 500 cows undr the temple authorities and among them one is regarded as Shree nathji’s cow, which servrd the lord for centuries. Places that are worth seeing seeing in the temple include the Moti Mahal. Sudarshan Chakraraj, Dhwajaji, Kamal Chowk, Ratan Chowk, Mani Kotha and the temples of Shri Navnit Priyaji. Shrinathji Temple can be visited by only Hindus with an exception of foreigners.
Location of Shree Nathji Temple
One of the major attraction of Udaipur, Shrinathji temple of Nathwada is located just 48 kms away from the Udaipur city and is well connected with roads and railways. Devotees and tourists visiting this place Can easily hire taxi or private cab or even take the help buplic and private buses to reach the destination.
Timings of Shree Nathji Temple
Devotees can visit the temple any time from dawn to dusk.