Jagdish Temple

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Wed 24 Apr 2019 21:57
Jagdish Temple
 
 
 
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We can see the Jagdish Temple steeple (seventy-nine feet in height) from the rooftop seating of our digs, just a ten-minute bimble away. The temple has been used as a house of worship continually since 1651 when it was built by Maharana Jagat Singh I. We took the side entrance nearest our hotel and found a chap sweeping.
 
 
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Errrmmmm not certain about the false leg, not sure what the monkey is doing so I was pleased to get to the gate in the corner and see a little girl next to a mural.
 
 
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Three more murals.
 
 
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Through the gate, past a shrine and we looked up at the steeple. A splendid example of Nagar architecture, decorated by beautiful and ornate carvings. It is said that the temple cost the Maharana a million and a half Rupees way back then. The choir was in full swing when we arrived and plenty of smiles as we clapped and danced along for a while. No pictures allowed inside so this is what we saw as we bimbled about on the outside.
 
 
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We stood at the main entrance and each side of the gateway elephants being used as shade.
 
 
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Later, we passed the thirty-two steps leading up to the main entrance.
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL LOVELY, DETAILED CARVINGS AND GREAT SINGING
                    THE TEMPLE SEEMED SO BIG IN SUCH TIGHT, LITTLE STREETS