Jagat Temple, dubbed as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’, is situated at Jagat, about 58 km south-east of Udaipur
, in Rajasthan
. Built in 960 AD, the temple is noted for its fine sculpture and exquisite architectural work. The presiding deity here is Ambika-Durga.
This pentagonal temple, enclosed by a massive rampart wall, has 17 turrets and a pagoda-like gabled roof. The exteriors of its Sabhamandap and sanctum present a vivid view of the cult of Goddess Durga in various forms. Several intricate carvings and erotic sculptures adorn its outer walls. Apsaras and Sur-Sundari figures on the exterior of the main hall is worth visiting.
The exquisitely carved inner walls, ceiling and door-frames of the temple reflects the architectural proficiency and extraordinary craftsmanship of the ancient days.
Jagat Temple is preserved by the State Department of Archaeology and Museum, Rajasthan.
Jagat Temple is on a regular bus-route via Kurawad and can be easily accessed from Udaipur.