Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Best Season: Sep - Mar
Weather: Summer 22-40°C, Winter 0-23°C
Nathdwara lies 48 kms from Udaipur and literally means the gateway to the Lord. Nathdwara in the Indian state of Rajasthan is a coveted centre of Krishna worship. It is a unique pilgrim center where one can see one among the prettiest manifestations of Lord Krishna. The place is as romantic as the term sounds.
Literally the term Nathdwara stands for the doorway to the lord. This pictorial countryside is speckled with an array of ancient temples whose stamped stockades reawaken the legendary tales of a compassionate Lord.
This is revered temple and place of pilgrim amongst believers. Devotees throng the shrine in large number during occasions of "Janamashtmi" the day of Lord's birth and other festivals like Holi. The priests treat if like a living deity and tend to the lord with daily normal function like bathing- dressing meals called "prasad" and the resting times in regular intervals.
The main attractions are the Arties and the Shringar. The formal prayer offered with diya, insentsticks, flowers, fruit and other offerings with local instruments and devotional songs of the Lord according to the demand of the time and occasion. The fine intricately woven shaneels & silk cloth with real original zari and shredded work done upon them along with tones of real jewellers, which are of antique value, looks dazzling.
Nathdwara has a small but throbbing township around the temple. It's shopping in the bye lanes is a great revelation. It's famous for its 'pichwani' paintings, which Shri Krishna in the centre and is recognized for profuse use of gold colour.
How to Reach Nathdwara
By Air :
Dabok Airport is 24 km. from Udaipur city. Linked by daily Air Service from New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad and Mumbai.
By Train :
Udaipur is connected to and from Chittrogarh, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi.
By Road :
A wide network of bus services link Udaipur from various destinations like Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur ,Chittrogarh, Indore, Kota, Mount Abu and Mumbai.