Shri Eklingji is believed to have been in existence since Satyuga (Golden Age). The king of gods, Indra, Kamdhenu, and the serpent, Takshaka are all believed to have performed prayers to Shri Eklingaji. Legend also states that Bappa Rawal, during the time he was besieged by problems, saw this Shivling in his dreams. Once his problems got sorted out, he built a temple to celebrated the divinity of the idol he saw in his dreams.
The temple architecturally magnificent and has beautifully sculpted pyramidal style of roofs. Intricate carvings adorn the walls as well as the towers. Inside the complex, the main temple is a huge pillared hall or 'mandap'. Inside the hall there is silver image of Nandi. The sanctum sanctorum has a four-faced idol of Eklingji that is made out of black marble. The east-facing part is considered as Surya, the west-facing part is Lord Brahma, ...View more
he north-facing part is Lord Vishnu and the south-facing part is Rudra. The temple has heavily ornate silver doors depicting the images of Lord Ganesha and Lord Kathikeya. To the north of Eklingji temple, there are two tanks namely Karz Kund and Tulsi Kund. There are many temples housed inside the main temple complex for Yamuna, Saraswathi, Meera Mandir etc. Many idols are made of Ashtadhatu (Eight sacred metals) and silver. Picture Courtesy : commons.wikimedia.org
4:30 AM - 7:00 AM
10:30 AM-1:30 PM
5:00 PM-7:30 PM
Shivaratri is the main festival on which thousands of devotees come here for darshan.
Mondays are usually very crowded.
No pujas can be performed by the public.
Udaipur, the erstwhile capital of Mewar dynasty is one of the major cities of Rajasthan. Popular for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces, Udaipur is a favored destination of tourists from all around the world.