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Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Located at a distance of 48 kilometers from Udaipur, Nathdwara is famous as the abode of Shrinath ji. The entire town lives around Sri Nathji and you will be pleased to be greeted with “Jaya Sri Kishna”, “Hare Krishna” by the people living here.

If you are in Nathdwara, you can’t afford to miss the maìgala-ärati. Right at quarter past five in the morning, the famous Shenai band calls upon everyone to join in for the early-morning prayers to the Lord. The band then sits there, chants and plays musical instruments.

Here is what else you must do while you are in Nathdwara:

Visit the age-old Vallabh Museum

Located in Lal Bag region of Nathdwara, Vallabh Museum homes numerous antique things from the bygone years including chariots of Shrinath ji, teracotta articles, old printing machinery, ancient paintings and much more. The museum is situated 2 Kilometers away from the holy town of Nathdwara.

Witness the grand celebration of Krishna Janmashtami

A modest holy city with only a few thousand folks, Nathdwara is an ideal place to experience spiritual vibes. The festive spirit at the Shrinath ji Temple in Nathdwara is at it’s peak during the entire week of Krishna Janmashtami. Nathdwara witnesses countless devotees from all parts of the nation during this week. Nathdwara celebrates the birth of the Lord of Dwarka with 21 salutes by cannons at the Risala Chowk at midnight and by singing Krishna bhajans all night long.