Last month unexpectedly I had to go to Nathdwara village of Rajasthan on a business work. Unfortunately the program was cancelled. I have one day time to return from Rajasthan, and I planned to visit any tourism spot in the surrounding areas of Nathdwara.
Nathdwara is a popular pilgrimage tourist destination which houses Shrinathji (Lord Shri Krishna) Mandir in the center of the town. Nathdwara belongs to the district of Rajsamand of Rajasthan. It is said that Shrinathji temple has about 550 year’s history. The main deity was brought from Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh) to keep safe it from Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. This temple was built on the banks of Sinhad River. After visiting this temple, I went to the town of Kankroli to take a peaceful breath at Rajsamand Lake, which is at a distance of 16 kms from the temple town - Nathdwara.
Rajsamand Lake - one of the biggest, beautiful artificial Lake in Rajasthan. I really enjoyed the sunset by standing on the banks of Rajsamand Lake. A tourist guide said that, earlier this lake was called as Rajsamudra Lake, later on it was came to be known as Rajsamand lake. And the district of Rajsamand was also named after this Lake. This biggest artificial lake was built by Maharana Raja Singh - I during 1660 for the victims of rainless in Rajasthan. And it was beautifully adorned with 9 pavilions, and 5 Thoranas. There are 27 marble tiles which describing the history of Mewar in 1017 stanzas that are called as “Raj Prashasthi” are displayed.
The day was completed, and I had to return from the Lake… but truly saying, this is the first time in my life that I enjoyed a deep peaceful breath in the banks of an artificial Lake.