Meera Temple, Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan

Meera Temple

One of the most beautiful temples around, the Meera Temple in Chittorgarh is one that actually revels in a divine aura. As Chittorgarh was the birthplace of Meera Bai, the most ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, Rana Kumbha had the Meera Temple built to honour her devotion to the God. The Temple consists of gorgeous idols which are carved on its pillars, walls, outer limits and in the sanctum. On the walls of this temple are also inscribed the bhajans (songs of devotion) Meera wrote and sang in praise of Lord Krishna.

Chittorgarh is the birthplace of Meera Bai, a 16th century Rajput princess. Meera had abandoned the worldly pleasures in order to dedicate her life to Krishna, the Hindu Lover God. In fact, the tradition of religious poetry movement in India is associated with Meera only. The Meera temple in Chittorgarh is dedicated to this poetess. Crafted in the architectural style of Rajputs, this temple exhibits extreme piety and dedication. Inside the temple, there are four pavilions in the open arcade enclosing the sanctum. As you walk inside the temple you shall be able to watch beautiful paintings of Meera Bhajans and Lord Krishna. There is also a carved statue of the five human bodies and one head. It signifies that there is no division on the basis of caste and creed to enter this temple.

Free Entry in Meera Temple. Recommended time to visit will be from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Best Season: October - February