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Nathdwara temple darshan

Shrinathji Temple Darshan

Shrinathji Temple remains open from 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM in the morning and from 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM in the evening.

**The Mangla Aarti **is performed from 5:40 AM to 6:20 AM. This is the first darshan of the day. The name Mangla underlines auspiciousness of beginning the day with a glimpse of lord. In winter this darshan takes place before sunrise, while in summer, it is later. Shringar Aarti is performed from 7:15 AM to 7:45 AM. Shrinathji is dressed carefully from head to foot, and a garland of flowers is placed around his neck. A Mukhiya holds a mirror in front of him so that he can satisfy himself that, he is well dressed.

Gwal Aarti is performed from From 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM the Third darshana takes place at the hour when the lord takes his cows to pasture. The Mukhiya of the Gaushala (Cowpen) of Nathdwara visits Shrinathji at this time to inform him that all his Cows are well. He is then offered makhan mishri, a light dish with a milk base.

Rajbhog Aarti from 11:20 AM to 12:05 PM. The main meal of the day is offered to Shrinathji at Rajabhoga. Vitthalnathji, the son of the founder of Pushti Marga, has planned this as the most elaborate darshana of all. Shrinathji is seen in all his regal splendor, holding lotus in one hand and wearing an elaborate garland. Beeda (folded betal leaves containing spices), are placed near him, along with a pitcher of water, his beloved flute, cane to play with Genda (Ball) and a mirror. Fine perfumes are sprinkled over the kalash on the roof, and the air is redolent with its scent.

**Uthapan Aarti ** from 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM. During the afternoon, around 3.30 p.m, Shrinathji is aroused from his nap. A Conch is blown, it is time for him to return home with his Cows. The vina is played followed by kirtana. Surdas, the celebrated blind devotee, and poet, is supposed to be the chief singer of this darshana.

Bhog and 4:30 PM to 4:50 PM Sixth darshana of the day takes place an hour after Utthapana. A light meal is served to Shrinathji. A Chhadidara stands guard formally dressed in a Pagha (Turban), a Pataka (Sash) and a Gheradar Jama (A Garment with a Flaring Skirt). He holds a staff and wears a golden kada, anklet. The Chhadidara's function is to inform Swaminiji of Shrinathji's arrival, so that she can obtain his darshana and arrange to milk the Cows.

**Sandhya Aarti **is from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM. Sandhya Aarti is the evening darshana. This darshana takes place at dusk, when krishna use to bring his Cows home from the fields. The predominant mood is matrubhava (motherly love).

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  • Dress code- Traditional Indian wear.
  • There will be lot of pandits offering you darshan for INR 200 per person on the context that there will be too much rush inside, There is no special darshan in the Temple.
  • There is a special queue for Senior citizens, expecting mothers, parents with infants and people with special challenges /condition (just as you enter the temple gate on the left) which starts a few minutes after the rush is low. However, advantage of the same is that you get to go straight in front of the lord (shanmukh).
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ABOUT Nathdwara TEMPLE

The Nathdwara Shrinathji temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The Nathdwara Shrinathji Temple of Rajasthan houses a statue of Lord Krishna, sculpted from a single piece of black marble.** Nathdwara, means the gate of God**. Nathdwara is located on the banks of Banas river. There is a beautiful black marble Deity of Lord Krishna, standing with his hand upraised lifting Govardhana Hill. The idol of Shrinathji, sculpted out of one piece of black marble was installed first at the Jatipura temple at Mathura (UP) by Jagatguru Sri Vallabhacharya. This temple is of the great importance as the royal kings of Udaipur pray at this temple and the Maharana is called as the Shriji among the people. There are many services that are rendered by the devotees for the deity that includes cutting vegetables, sweeping the temples, making garlands and even carrying wood. Lord Shrinathji symbolizes a form of Lord Krishna, when he lifted the ‘Govardhana’ (a hill). Images of two cows, a snake, a lion, two peacocks and a parrot by the god’s head are imprinted on the idol. There are beautiful and large paintings of the elephants, horses, maidens and doorkeepers on all the doorways.