11th Century Jain Kirti Stambh, Chittorgarh
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Address: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan 312001, India
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11th Century Jain Kirti Stambh, Chittorgarh Reviews
Kirti Stambha is a 12th-century tower situated at Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan, India. The 22 metre high tower was built by a Jain merchant Jeeja Bhagerwala during the reign of Rawal Kumar Singh (c. 1179-1191) for the glory of Jainism. . Chittor has a history going back several centuries. It was an ancient centre of Jain tradition. Chittor is adjacent to the ancient city of Madhyamika. The Jain inscriptions at Mathura from the Kushana period (1st to 3rd centuries) mention a "Majjhimilla" branch of the "Kottiya" gana, indicating that it was a major Jain centre. The famous Acharya Haribhadra Suri (6th century) was born in Chittor and wrote "Dhurtopakhyana" there. There was a scholar Elacharya at Chittor from whom Vira-senacharya (9th century) learned the ancient Shat-khandagama and Kashayapahuda. Vira-senacharya later wrote the famous "Dhavala" and "Jayadhavala" on the basis of these books. It was the residence of Jinavallabha who propagated the Vidhimarga in the 12th century. From the 15th to 17th centuries, it was the seat of a Bhattaraka. The tower is built in the Solanki style. It is 30 feet wide at the base and narrows down to 15 feet at the top. Three inscriptions have been found that mention Jija of Bagherwal community as the builder of the stambha. One of the inscriptions mention Dharmakirti, the disciple of Shubhakirti, who was disciple of Vasantkirti. According to the Balatkara GanaPattavali, Dharmakirti headed the patta during 1224-1257 AD. Thus the structure dates from the 13th century, although an unrelated Jain inscription of 896 AD was found in the vicinity. Kirti Stambha is older than another tower in the same fort, known as the Vijay Stambha (Tower of Victory).
This Stupa dedicated to first Jain teerdhankara Aadinatha. Built by Digambara Team in 12th century. Rich in Architecture. Don't miss Candid view of chittorgarh fort Border wall besides this stupa... Worth watching and taking pictures here...
Very nice place. Gives good view of the city. No proper eating place.
Kirti Stambha is 11 the century tower situated in Chittorgarh Fort in Chittorgarh Rajasthan. The 22meter high tower was built by Shri Jeeja Bhagerwala during the region of Maharana Rawat Kumar Singh for the glory of Jainism.This is beautiful structure and amazing architecture.This place must have seen with family and friends.
Situated at the back side of fort. It was built in 12th century. Tower is 22 MTR high and built by jain merchant jeeja bhagerwal.
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