Eklingji

By Sanjeev Nayyar [email protected] | 2007

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Eklingji is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and the family deity of the Maharanas of Mewar. The temple was built by Bappa Rawal in the 8th century and rebuilt in the 15the century by Maharana Raimal. It features four-faced image of Eklingji in black marble.

What you see is the main mandir, note elephants at the entrance. In front of the temple ie in the courtyard is a large icon of Bappa Rawal standing besides Nandi. Eklingji is famous for its 108 temples some of which you can see to the left of the picture.

Another view of the mandir. Temple timings are 4.15 to 6.45 am, 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, 5.15 to 7.45 pm.

You see four-faced image of Eklingji in black marble. At the entrance we saw a number of local women selling flowers, wanted to capture the color but photography within temple is prohibited. After darshan both of us felt the power of Eklingji. There is so