` Shri Chitrakoot ( Chittourgarh) Teerth Udaipur Rajasthan India

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Shri Chitrakoot ( Chittourgarh) Teerth


Jain Idol  :

Shri Adinath Bhagwan, Shwet Varn, Padmashanasth, about 35 cms in height.

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Jain Teerth :

Chittor itself has its historical values in Indian History. Teerth is situated in the same fort, which was once ruled by Maha Rana Pratap. Mahamantri Shri Karmachand Bachhavat, the sixteenth renovator of Shatrunjay teerh, was belonged to this place. Acharya Siddhsen Diwakar stayed here for his Sadhana in first century of Vikram Samvat. Minister of Maharan Mokal has builded many Jin temples in this area. The Bavan Jinalay of Bhagwan Rishabhdev, temples of Shri Parshwanath Bhagwan, Shri Shantinath Bhagwan & Shri Mahaveer Bhagwan is famous but the Jain Kirtistambh, 22 meter in height, is much polpular among all. This seven storyed stambh with 9 meter in its diameter, is self explanatory in itself about the history.

Speciality of Jain Teerth :

The fort of Cittour has very eminent place in Indian history. This is place of warriors. The rulers and their kind ministers have done many religious works. The artistic Keertistambh is still present indicating the glorious Jain history of those days. Karachandra Bachhavat was a residence of this place that has renovated Shatrunjay Mahateerthi in Samvat 1587. The palace of Bhama Shah, the Treasurer of Maha Rana Pratap, was built in the territory of the fort.

Managing Trust :

Shri Anandji Kalyanji Jain Shwetambar Mandir Pedhi

Management Details of Jain :

Shri Anandji Kalyanji Jain Shwetambar Mandir Pedhi; At & Post: Chittourgarh; Dist.: Udaipur; State: Rajasthan; INDIA. Telephone: (01472) 42162.

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Historical Details :

Shri Siddhasen Diwakar, one of the honoured member (Ratna) in the King Court of Samrat Vikramaditya, has come here for his studies. Acharya Shri Haribhadra Surishwarji (8th-9th century of VS) was born here. It was known as Madhyamika Nagari in those days. This fort was built by Mourya King Chitrangada and hence is also famous as Chitrakoot. Guhil Vanshi King Bapa Rawal conquered Mourya King and took possession of this fort in 8th century of VS. It belonged to Siddharaj Jaisingh in 12th century and remained in the possession of his heirs till the period of king Kumarpal, who had rewarded Chitrakoot along with 700 other villages to the Alik Kumbhar for saving his life in a war. King Kumarpal has accepted Jainism in Samvat 1216. In later days Guhilvanshi king Samantsingh has conquered the fort by defeating Ajaypal, the cousin of King Kumarpal in VS 1231. This remains in possession of Guhilvanshi Sisodiya's in the Muslim era also. A temple of lord Mahaveer was built in VS 1167. Yugpradhan Dada Shri Jindutt Surishwarji was honoured and took place of Shri Jinvalabh Surishwarji in a huge celebration organised here on Vaisakh Shukla Pratipada of VS 1169. Dada guru was called as Pandit Somchandra Gani in his earlier days. With his powerful meditating yoga’s, he has regained the knowledge of ancient granthas written by Shri Vajra Swami which were carved on the Vajrastambh. Following hard worship with the help of this gained knowledge Dada Gurudev has gained the Saptam Prabhavik Siddhi. Dada guru has done many religious works for which he will always remember. He remains always with the human being; thought of himself fulfills all demands of his followers. Sushri Jaytalladevi, the wife of Maharan Tejsingh & beloved mother of Shri Samar Singh have constructed a temple of Shri Parshwanath Bhagwan here in VS 1322. Prince Amarsingh has hoast the flag on the temple of Shri Adinath Bhagwan on Falgun shukla 5 of VS 1335. During this period king Samar Singh, the ruler of this estate has established Jin idols in 11 Jin temples. In VS1505, Shri Vela, the treasurer of Shri Kumbha Rana has renovated old temple and Shri Jinsen surishwarji has established the idol of Shri Shantinath Bhagwan in the temple. It was named as Shri Shanti Jin Chaitya in Ashtapadavtar, which nowadays known as Shringar Chouri. As per the description in 'Somsaubhagya Kavya' (written in VS 1524), Shri Veesal, the resident of Devkulpatak & also honoured by Shri Lakha Rana, has built temple of Shri Shreyanshnath Bhagwan in 15th century. During same century Shri Bal, son of Shreshthi Gunraj built huge Jin temple all around the Kirtistambh and three Jin idols were established in the temple by Acharya Shri Somsundar Surishwarji. Descriptions of building temples by Shri Saranpalji, the Chief Minister of Maharana Maukal and Shri Pethad Shah, the Mahamantri of Mandavgarh are also available. Both the books viz. 'Teerthmala' written by Jayhem in VS 1566 & 'Teerthmala' written by Gayandi, the Shishya (follower) of Shri harsh Pramod describes 32 Jin temples’ belonging to various Gatchha’s to be built here. The seven-storied Kirtistambh is one among those temples, which is probably built in 14th century in commemoration of Shri Adinath Bhagwan. Many Jin idols are carved on this stambh. 6 temples are present in present time: - The biggest temple consists Shri Rishabhdev Bhagwan as the Moolnayak of the temple. Distinguished as 'Sattaees Devari", this temple is surrounded by 52 Devkulika's. Two temples of Shri Parshwanath Bhagwan are present in the same campus. Temples of Shri Mahaveer Swami and Shri Shantinath Bhagwan are present in Rampol, which is situated, in the inner portion of the fort. Being small in size, the temple of Shri Shantinath Bhagwan better famous as 'Shringar Chouri' is distinguished for high quality of artistic designs. Choumukhji temple (Moolnayak - Shri Parshwanath Bhagwan) is present near Gaumukhi Kund.

Management Dharamshala :

One dharamshala near the fort while other at the basement of the hill.

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01472 - 42162

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Chittourgarh is at a distance of 121 kms from Udaipur; 55 kms from Bhilwada & 106 kms from Rajasmand. It is linked with Udaipur, Jaipur, Ajmer and other important cities by rail & road. Teerth is 3.5 kms from Dharmashala & 7 kms from Chittourgarh station.

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