Meera Temple Chittorgarh
Rajasthan , Chittorgarh
Meera Bhai, a poet, saint, and exponent of 'Prema Bhakti' or divine love is considered the most prominent devotee of Lord Krishna. Some regard her as an incarnation of Radha. Though many stories about her life are not authenticated, Chittogarh is regarded as her birth place. The Meera temple inside the Chittogarh fort is known as the shrine where she worshipped her lord, singing his hymns and praying to his divinity. The temple is believed to have built by Rajput king Maharana Kumbha for Meera.
Meera was a sixteenth century Rajput princess, who had dedicated her life to Lord Krishna from her childhood days. Though there are contradicting stories about her life, some believe that she was married to Rana Sang who died soon thereafter. Maharana Kumbha built the temple so that Meera would stay in Chittargarh and could continue her worship to the Lord. There are many stories associated with Meera and this temple. One among them is that Rana ...View more
ikramaditya who wanted Meera dead sent a bowl of poison saying that it was the holy water from Lord's feet. Meera drank the poison which due to her devotion changed into nectar.
The temple is a beautiful architectural construction. There is a carved statue of the five human bodies and one head signifying that there humans are one, irrespective of caste and creed. The shrine for Lord Krishna has a charming deity of the Lord, by the foot of whom idol of Meera sits singing her bhajans. The carved Shikhara, the pillars and the walls add to the beauty of the shrinePicture Courtesy : commons.wikimedia.org
Timings : There is an entrance fee of Rs. 10/- for Indians and Rs 100/- for non Indians to the fort
Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire in the temple.
Chittorgarh was the former capital of the Sisodia Dynasty of Mewar. Chittorgarh Fort, is the largest fort in India and Asia. It is known for its fort as well as being the land of worship for Meera.
Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
By air- Udaipur is the nearest airport. It is located 70 kms from the temple. Taxis and buses are available from Udaipur to Chittorgarh.
By rail- Chittorgarh railway station is well connected to many major North Indian cities of the country including Mumabi, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaipur and Kota by rail.
By road - Chittorgarh is well connected to National Highway No. 76 and 79. State-run buses are available regularly to Chittorgarh from other cities of Rajasthan.
Priests perform regular pujas and rituals
August - Janmashtami
October - Meera Mahotsav