Jagdish Temple

20th February 2014 (Day 12) Udaipur

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Not far from the City Palace, we dropped in at the Jagdish Temple, founded in 1651 by Maharana Jagat Singh and dedicated to Vishnu.

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The style of the architecture is apparently Indo-Aryan and the walls of the temple feature a variety of sculptures in fine condition.

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Outdoor shrine.

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On the road to our next destination….

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Our next stop was at this small fountain in an enclosed courtyard.  Unfortunately I don’t have any information to tell you what it is and where it is.

Behind the fountain was a sign over the doorways “Vigyan Kendra.  State Institute of Educational Research and Training”.  Vigyan Kendras provide practical instruction for farmers so I suspect this is an administrative office and not related to why we came here.

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Outside, there were further gardens and fountains.

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Later, we dropped in on a factory and shop where they painted traditional miniatures of great delicacy and refinement.  Here a Western woman is receiving instruction.

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Motor bike helmets.  He doesn’t seem too interested in customers, though.

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Drop in a different background and he could almost be in the fourteenth century – apart from his shoes, probably.

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5 comments on “Jagdish Temple

  1. lemanshots says:

    Very interesting, beautiful pictures! 🙂

    Like

  2. CrazyGuyinThailand says:

    Outstanding!

    Like

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