Nathdwara is a prominent sacred town in Rajasthan. The town has its seat in the Aravalli hills on the shores of Banas River in Rajsamand district. Nathdwara is very close to Udaipur, just 48 km away. The town of Nathdwara is acclaimed for housing a Krishna temple where 7-year old infant Krishna is worshipped. The same idol was initially sanctified in Mathura and was moved in 1672 from Govardhan Hill. The term Nathdwara represents “Gateway to Shrinathji”. Nathdwara is a momentous Vaishnavite holy place related to Pushti Marg or the Vallabh Sampradaya or the Shuddha Advaita. This is highly admired by the dwellers of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The idolization of Shrinathji in Nathdwara had established by Vitthal Nathji. The town of Nathdwara finely preserves the architecture and religious value together.
The temple at Nathdwara was constructed in the 17th century dedicated to Shrinathji. The deity of Lord Krishna was shifted from Vrindaban to safeguard it from the Mughal ruler Aurangazeb. Shrinathji temple is otherwise known as ‘Haveli of Shrinathji’. The popular Nathdwara artists can be seen around the region of Nathdwara temple. A remarkable display of Rajasthani paintings called ‘Pichwai Paintings’ better speaks volume of their mastery. The paintings portray the image of Shrinathji holding up the Mount Govardhan. Besides Pichwai paintings, the artists sell small-scale paintings. The multitude of devotees usually gathers in large numbers during the celebrations of Janmashtami, Holi, and Diwali.
This scintillating town of Nathdwara is brimming with many ancient temples. The charming spots in the divine land of Nathdwara include Shrinathji Temple, Haldighati, Maharana Pratap Memorial, Dwarkadeesh Temple, Charbuja Temple, Molela Village, Shri Eklingji Temple, Nand Samand Dam, and Ranakpur Jain Temple. Pious town of Nathdwara is further enhanced with an amazing display of immaculate handicrafts and pottery works. Passing through Nathdwara is always inspiring as it was ruled by the resolute Mewar Kingdom. Beyond its holiness, the town of Nathdwara is a fabulous symbol of bravery.