Meera Temple

After turning in the right side from Ram Pole (Ram Pol) there are 3 routes can be seen. One is the main road which leads to kalika mata temple and second road which is in left turn leads to kirti stambh. The third one is just a bypass to victory tower. On this road there are two temples are made in a single large area. First and front temple is kumbh shyam temple and second and in south direction temple is dedicated to very famous devotee of lord krishna – Meera Bai. She is being remembered with these world famous quotes – Maro to girdhar gopal dusro na koi.

This is the temple where meera bai regularly worshiped his god Girdhar Gopal (Lord Krishna). Whole campus is surrounded by high walls with hard stones. By entering in main gate of temple campus , we can seeĀ  God Garud’s statue in black colour just in front of kumbh shyam temple. From main gate of temple campus , we can reach at meera bai temple by following south west direction. Meera bai temple have very attractive statue of lord krishna who was god of meera bai. And meera bai statue is made just near the main statue in right side.

meera temple chittorgarh

From her childhood meera was very religious and she started worshiping lord krishna and after some time she got feelings that lord krishna will be her husband only. And this way she became sure that she is made for lord krishna only. She was such devoteed in lord krishna that in folk stories Meera is compared with Radha.

Later on meera was married to Raja Bhoj , son of maharana sanga in chittorgarh. But raja bhoj died soon. Meera continued her devotion for lord krishna. Maharana sanga made this temple for meera so that she can prey to god. Most of time meera used to stay in the temple with other devotees and prey to god by singing Bhajans and dancing in front of god.

meera temple chittorgarh

When rana Vikramaditya who was step brother of raja bhoj became king of chittorgarh, he didn’t like the way of meera for praying for girdhar gopal. Then he tried to kill meera. He sent a bowl full of poision on the name of Charnamrit (The holy water from god feet). Meera worshiped her god and happily drunk poision. But it was great devotion that the poision became nectar. This whole incidence was took place in this temple only. So all these great stories made this temple one and unique temple in all around the world.

Sant raidas charan - meera temple chittorgarh

Daily worship is done here in the temple on proper timings. Special functions are done on Meera Mahotsva. Just outside the temple in left side we can see a chatri where the footprints of Raidas (Spiritual teacher of meera) are made. The ceiling of this Chatri is very different and have jointed with different hands and feets on all corners meaning that all religions are same and there is no high or low in the eyes of god.

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