What a beauty!! The series of beautifully engraved pillars made a straight way to the altar. The image of Jagannath, Balaram, and Suvadra placed on the altar. We feel the coldness of the floor which is quite unusual as the temperature is hot outside. Two doors, placed on both sides of the temple. We took a tour throughout the temple and noticed different engraved gods and goddess statues around the walls.
Now we moved out of the temple and our guide made a point to a small temple erected just beside Kumbha Shyam Temple. Now our guide started to give the description. This temple was built mainly for Meera Bai by her beloved husband Bhoj Raj, the crown prince of Mewar.
There lies a little history behind this unique temple. Why unique!! You get to know after some time.
MEERA BAI, BORN INTO A RAJPUT ROYAL FAMILY OF KUDKI DISTRICT OF PALI, RAJASTHAN, INDIA.
When she was young, her grandmother gave a Lord Krishna Idol. From then onwards she used to love Krishna by heart and she believed Krishna as her husband. She was not attracted by the pomp and presentary of the royal life. She always wants to stay with the common people and share all the sorrow and happiness with them. Unwillingly she had to marry Bhoj Raj, but she never thinks him as her husband. When Bhoj Raj came to know this fact he made this temple for Meera Bai. The uniqueness of this temple was that this is the only temple all over the world where one can see the idol of Krishna and Meera Bai, instead of Radha and Krishna.
We take a look at this temple and moved towards next viewpoint of Chittorgarh Fort.
When we were heading towards the Vijaya Stambha, from the very far we noticed a big pillar stand erect with the pride. We finally reached the side of the great pillar. We get to know about the pillar from our guide. He told us the full story.
VIJAYA MEANS VICTORY AND STAMBHA MEAN PILLAR. IT WAS BUILT IN 1448 BY MAHARANA KUMBHA FOR THE HAPPINESS OF VICTORY AGAINST THE JOINT COMBAT OF MALWA AND GUJARAT LED BY MAHMUD KHILJI.
This pillar has a special type of structure.