Eklingji Temple is one of the oldest temples of Udaipur which is situated in town of Eklingji. The distance between Eklingji and Udaipur is around 22kms. The temple contains around 108 shrines in its premises; and abundance of historical significance. The ancient architecture of the temple fascinates the visitors and colors them in the cast of Lord Shiva. The Temple is always flooded with devotees, mostly on Mondays and Maha Shivrati, rhythmically chanting ‘Bam Bam Bhole’ / ‘Ekling Nath ki Jai’ and pleasing the Lord.
History of the Temple
The holy Eklingji is considered as the deity of the Mewar region, which rules the State, and the Maharana of Mewar act as a Dewan to Lord Eklingji.
It is said that the temple construction was started in 734 A.D., by Mewar’s Guhila dynasty to pay tribute to Lord Shiva that was the deity of Mewar Kingdom.
The temple was later renovated in 15th century by Maharana Raimal.
In the temple premises, a shrine of Lakulish sect holds a lot of significance because it is the only shrine present of the sect.