Nathdwara- The spiritual aesthetic town

Located in the western state of Rajasthan, Nathdwara is a small town. The average elevation of the place is 585 meters and is placed around 48 kilometers north east of Udaipur, Rajasthan. It is situated on the right side bank of the River Banas. This town is easily accessible by all modes of transport.
The township is popular for Krishna temple where Shrinathji, the infant incarnation of Lord Krishna is worshipped.
Legend of Shrinathji Shrine
As per the religious inputs, Shrinathji is credited for building the shrine at the spot he longed for. From Vrindavan, the idol of Lord Krishna was transferred to protect it from the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb. As per his desire, he wanted the deity with him to be in Agra. When the idol was about to reach the village of Sinhad, the wheels of the bullock cart in which it was travelling sank deep into the mud and could not move further. According to the priests who accompanied the idol, felt that it was the chosen spot by the Lord, and a temple was built at this place under the supervision of Raj Singh of Mewar.
The impressive structure of the temple looks simple, but the architecture is something that is fabulous because of intricate carvings on stone. The celestial beauty of Lord is highlighted. Lord Shrinathji replicates Krishna and the image is carved out of a large black stone. The left hand of the figure is raised and carries a hill in it. Two snakes, two cows, two peacocks, a parrot and a lion are imprinted on the idol.
The temple authorities have about 500 cows in their shed and out of them, one is regarded as the cow of Shrinathji. It comes from the school of thought that this cow served the Lord for centuries. This holy shrine is not only famous across the Rajasthan, but all over the country. The temple witness a large number of devotees all through the year and the number increase during the festive seasons of the Hindus, Holi and Diwali; and it gets overcrowded. Many business stalwarts like the Ambanis are regular visitors there.
Apart from Holi and Diwali, Annakutta is a grand event that is celebrated in the temple with a lot of pomp and splendor. It is suggested that you avoid a visit to this temple during these times. Another point to be noted is that this temple can only be visited by Hindus and not any foreigner is allowed.
The town is also famous for its mouth watering dishes and the Pichai paintings. One must visit the temple to get their spiritual ecstasy going and shop exotic art for the aesthetic satisfaction.

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