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Nathdwara - Nathdwara is a famous Hindu pilgrimage center, where one can see devotees in large numbers flocking for worship. Nathdwara is most popular for its sacred Vaishnava temple of Lord Srinathji, the manifestation of Lord Krishna.
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Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Nathdwara is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. This is one of the most celebrated pilgrimage shrines of India, enshrining Krishna as Govardhana Giridhari. Nathdwara is situated 48-km northeast of Udaipur in Rajasthan, on the banks of the Banas River. Nathdwara enshrines Shrinathji - an image of Krishna, which was originally enshrined at the Vraja Bhoomi at Mount Govardhana near Mathura.The name Nathdwara means 'Gate of the Lord'. The image was brought to Mewar, for the sake of protection during the period of Aurangazeb, the Mughal monarch.

The chariot carrying the image is said to have gotten stuck here, and hence a temple was established with the permission of the then Rana of Mewar, at Nathdwara. Nathdwara is very closely associated with the Vallabha Sampradaya of Vaishnavism. Prior to his visiting the Shrinathji shrine, Vallabhacharya is said to have described Puri, Pandharpur, Srirangam and Tirupati as four great centres of Vaishnavism, in his work 'Tatvartha Deepa Nibhandha'.The town is an agricultural market and has a government college affiliated with the University of Rajasthan.

General Information

Best Time
September-February
Population
30,855
Location
48-km From Udaipur, Rajasthan

Clothing

Summer
Light Tropical
Winter
Light Woollen

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