The Shrinathji temple, Nathdwara is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is located in Nathdwara, approximately 48km to the north of Udaipur. The Nathdwara Shrinathji temple of Rajasthan houses a statue of Lord Krishna, sculpted from a single piece of black marble. The statue has one of its arms raised, giving an impression of Lord Krishna holding the Govardhan Mountain. The other arm seems to be giving a blessing as well as holding a dance posture.
The legend has it that during the reign of the Mughal emperor
Aurangzeb, the statue of Lord Krishna was moved from Vrindaban to
enshrine it at a safe place. However, when the vehicle carrying the
statue passed through the particular spot where the temple now is, its
wheels got stuck in the mud. The priest accompanying the image
interpreted it to be an indication from the Lord himself. It was
comprehended that the Lord did not wanted to move any further.
Thereafter, the statue was placed in the Lord Krishna temple, Nathdwara
along with proper Vedic rites and tradition. The temple has three
entrances, one (Surajpol) being exclusively for women. The temple
priests daily change the clothes and ornaments of Shrinathji.
The places worth seeing in the temple are: