The state of deserts, Rajasthan, homes a city of lakes which is nothing lesser than an oasis in the dessert, a relief of greenery, an example of beauty, a trait of royalty and a hub of culture and tradition.
The city of udaipur, is not only what its geographical conditions make it, but it is more made up by its Kings to be remembered far till ages. Indian rulers have been the most versatile architects of the era with their firm belief in religion and dedication towards God. This makes Udaipur, more interesting with its most important centrally located temple, known as Jagdish mandir( Jagannath Ray Prasad), near the city palace in north direction.
The Kings of Mewar, were highly talked about their faith in Gods, and to make their belief immortal, they constructed this highly beautiful temple which was built at the location where the city could be connected through five main roads towards the north, south, east, west and south west directions, from a small open land known as Jagdish Chowk, facing the tall temple.
The Jagannath Prasad(Jagdish Temple) is established by the King, 'Maharana Jagat Singh I' in vikram samvat 1684-1709 (AD 1626-1652), so it is known by the name Jagdish Temple.
The temple architecture, then was considered not only to potray the religious practices, but more to speak of the history, where the story of Gods are reflected by the building itself. There are inclusions of traditional and contemporary classical methods with religious, social, erotic, political subjects etc. And there are no traits of vedas, purans, philosophy, religion, devotion, yoga, kamshastra, aayurveda, architecture, sculpture, dance, music, cookery, metal industries, clothing industries, gem industry, science, etc. in the sculptures and carvings of this temple.
When one walks in to the temple through Jagdish Chowk, there are thirty two steps to reach the plinth, accompanied by two big elephant statues in the position of welcoming besides the main entrance...