The Jagdish Temple is located very near to the Tripolia Gate of the City Palace. It can be seen rising high above the surrounding buildings, and a steep flight of steps ascends up to the Temple gates, which is flanked by two carved marble elephants. There are many exquisite carvings on the temple walls, among which is the black stone image of Lord Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the Universe. Facing the entrance, in an enclosed shrine is a bronze winged statue of Garuda, who was the steed of Lord Vishnu and carried the God on his back.
The musical bhajans and prayers being sung within the temple gave us the feeling of peace and harmony.
The temple is open from 4.15 am to 1 pm in the morning, and 5.15 pm to 8 pm in the evening. There is no entry fee, but photography is prohibited inside the sanctum. A water cooler is provided for cold drinking water just outside the sanctum.
Tip: You can take off your footwear after ascending the steps and leave them in the free shoe racks provided there before entering the sanctum. Do not leave them at the roadside at the bottom of the steps.
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