The Shrinathji temple in Nathdwara is an important pilgrimage centre of vaishnavs where the divine form of Shrinathji is said to be self –manifested. It was constructed by Maharana Raj Singh of Mewar. Legend has that Shrinathji decided to stay in this palace forever to honour his promise to the princess Ajab Kumari. The rituals of the temple are strictly performed by the Vallabhacharya-kul. The idol of Shrinathji is carved out of a massive black marble stone, wherein the Govardhana parvat rests on the left arm and the right hand has a fist resting at the waist, with a large diamond placed beneath the lips. The temple has a kalasha on the top and 7 flags representing the 7 houses of Pushti-Marg are flown along with the Sudarshana Chakra. The Pushti-Marg advocates service (Sewa) as against worship. So the temple is categorised as Doodhghar, Mishrighar, Phoolghar, Rasoighar, Kharcha bhandaar, Ashvashala, Baithak etc. The deity is believed to be the infant Krishna and is attended with daily functions, like bathing, dressing, meals called "bhog" and the resting time. The idol is decorated seven times a day with real jewellery and silk clothes. The afternoon time of darshan is a grand affair.
|Timings||5:30–10:00 am, 4:00–9:00 pm|