Kumbhalgarh Fort - Temples
There are 364 temples in the fort out of which 300 are Jain temples. Some of these temples are as follows −
Ganesh temple was built during the reign of Rana Kumbha. It was built near the palaces so that royal people can come and worship Lord Ganesh whose image was established in the temple. Inscriptions of Kirtistambha of Chittorgarh Fort can be found here.
Vedi temple is a Jain temple which has three storeys and was built in octagonal shape. The temple was built by Rana Kumbha and is situated near Hanuman Pol. People have to go to the temple through the stairs as it was built on a raised platform. The ceiling is supported by 36 pillars and it has a dome at the top. Rana Fateh renovated this temple during his reign.
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is situated to the east of the Vedi temple. There is a Shiv Linga whose height is five feet. The temple can be accessed through a series of steps as it is built on a high platform.
Parsvanath was a Jain Tirthankara and in order to worship him, a temple was built by Nar Singh Pokhad. The statue of Parsvanath has been established here whose height is three feet.
Bawan Devi Temple
Bawan Devi Temple has 52 shrines in a single complex and that’s why it is named so. There is only one gate through which the devotees can enter. Out of 52 statues, two are big and rest are small and are placed all around the wall. An image of a Jain Tirthankara can also be found on the lalatabimba of the gate.
Golerao Group of Temples
Golerao Group of Temples is located nearby the Bawan Devi Temple whose walls are carved with the images of gods and goddesses.
Mamdeo Temple is also known as Kumbha Shyam Temple. It is the same place where Rana Kumbha was assassinated by his son when he was kneeling down and praying. There is a pillared mandap in the temple and a flat roof sanctum. Along with this, the idols of gods and goddesses are carved in the walls. There is a carving in which Rana Kumbha has given the details of the history of Kumbhalgarh.
Pitalia Dev Temple
Pitalia Dev Temple is a Jain temple built by Pitalia Jain Seth. There is a pillared mandap and a sanctum and people can enter here from all the four directions. The statues in the temple are of gods, goddesses, apsaras, and dancers.