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Nathdwara, Rajasthan Travel Guide

Nathdwara is a small town in the state of Rajasthan, India. It is situated on Banas River and falls in Rajsamand district of the state. It is a major pilgrimage center where Lord Krishna is worshipped. Literally Nathdwara means doorway to Lord. Here Lord refers the Lord Krishna. Nathdwara is popular for its Srinathji Temple. It is the temple of Lord Krishna. The temple contains an idol of Srinathji who is one of the incarnations of Lord Krishna. The temple is built in 117th century. The idol in the temple is of young Krishna with Govardhan Mountain on his hand. The idol is made of single black Marble and fascinates the onlookers. Charbhuja temple is another prominent place of worship. It is situated in Charbhuja near Nathdwara. The temple is built in beautiful architecture and attracts many devotees throughout the year. Dwrakadhish is another religious place to be seen around Nathdwara. Eklingi, Sahitya Mandal Library and Sanvaria Seth are other interesting places to be seen in and around Nathdwara. Apart from the main attraction of Srinathji temple, the town is also popular for Pichhwai Paintings, milk-made sweets, handmade terracotta and ivory articles. Pichhwai painting is the paintings on large cloth. The paintings mainly depict the incidence related to Lord Krishna. Nathdwara is also known as Apollo of Mewar. Haweli music of Nathdwara is also famous. It is the devotional music played and sung according to seasons, festivals and the section of the day. On the occasion of Janmashtmi and Holi many devotees from far and wide visit the place. Besides, the festival of Annakutta is also celebrated in the town with much pomp and show. The festival of Annakutta is related with Lord Krishna?s lifting the Govardhan Mountain. You can get down at Udaipur railway station which is about 52 km away from Nathdwara. From Udaipur you can take state run bus or taxi and reach Nathdwara. Udaipur railway station is well linked to other cities and towns of the state and the country. Many state run buses and other private vehicles are available from Udaipur and other cities and towns of the state. Udaipur also serves as the nearest air base to Nathdwara. The airport of Udaipur is well connected by several flights to other major cities of the country.

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