Same Day Excursion to Nathdwara & Eklingji from Udaipur
Pickup from Udaipur, drive to Nathdwara & EKlingji and return back to Udaipur.
Eklingji is a Hindu temple complex in Udaipur District of Rajasthan in western India. Eklingji is believed to be the ruling deity of Mewar Princely State and the Maharana rules as his Dewan.
According to the 15th century text Ekalinga Mahatmya, the original temple at Eklingji was constructed by the 8th century ruler Bappa Rawal. The original temple and Vigraha (idol) were destroyed during invasions by the Delhi Sultanate rulers. The earliest extant idol was installed by Hamir Singh (14th century), who also carried out extensive renovations to the main temple. Rana Kumbha (15th century) rebuilt the temple, in addition to constructing a Vishnu temple. His 1460 inscription describes him as "the personal servant of Ekling".
In the late 15th century, Ghiyath Shah of Malwa Sultanate attacked Mewar, and devastated Eklingji. Kumbha's son Rana Raimal (r. 1473–1509) defeated and captured him, and obtained a ransom for his release. With this ransom, Raimal patronized the last major rebuilding of the temple complex, and installed the present murti at the main temple.
Originally, the temple likely belonged to the Pashupata sect, and was subsequently in the custody of the Nath sect. In the 16th century, it came under the control of the Ramanandis
Day 1: Udaipur To Nathdwara
Day-1: Udaipur to Nathdwara(arrive)
Pickup from Udaipur, drive to Nathdwara do darshan & puja.
Day 1: Nathdwara To Eklingji
Continue journey for EKlingji.
Day 1: Eklingji To Udaipur
In the evening head back to Udaipur. Drop at your desired location and trip end here.