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Kirti Stambh (The Tower Of Fame)

Chittorgarh

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Kirti Stambh (The Tower Of Fame) Overview

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Kirti Stambh, positioned inside the Chittorgarh Fort Complex, is a monument of historical and religious importance. Also known as the 'Tower of Fame', Kirti Stambh is a 12th century structure believed to be built by a wealthy Jain merchant, Jijaji Rathod.
Dedicated to the first Jain Thirthankar, Sri Adinath, this 22-m high tower is embellished with numerous figures of naked Thirthankars indicating that it belonged to the Digambara sect. The Kirti Stambh consists of many columned balconies, latticed arches and intricately carved niches which carry the figurines of Jain saints including that of Sri Adinath.
A narrow staircase leads to an observation hall at the top which provides spectacular views of the surrounding areas.
Many followers of Jainism consider Kirti Stambh as a pilgrimage centre.
As the weather is quite harsh in the summers, the best time to visit is between the months of October and February.
One can also visit the other monuments inside the Chittorgarh Fort complex while visiting Kirti Stambh. An entry fee of Rs. 5 is levied at the fort entrance.
Located at a distance of 6 km from the city of Chittorgarh, Kirti Stambh is a monument that can be visited by the whole family.

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Dedicated to Lord Adinath to glorify the Jainism

Kirti Stambh or Tower of Fame was built by a Jain Businessman from Digamber community, Jeeja Bhangarwala, during the rule of Rawal Kumar Singh in 12th-century, for the glory of Jainism. Chittorgarh is having an ancient history and it was an ancient centre of Jain Traditions. Chittoor is adjacent to the Madhyamika means the middle-most as Lord Buddha Chose Middle Way, few inscriptions from Mathura and of the Kushana period of first to second centuries indicates that it was a Jain Centre. Three inscriptions have been found that mention Jija Bhangarwala built the tower. This seven storeyed and 22 metres high tower was built in Solanki style as the base is 30 feet wide and 15 feet at the top having a narrow staircase. It is a magnificent Indian Sculptor art and architectural monument, which was built before the victory tower. It has many images sculpted outside and inside and decorated by this art, and dedicated to Lord Adinath.Jainism and followers were always respected by Rajputs of Chittor, which is signified by the Jain temples and Kirti Tower, which are situated within the fort. This is one of the architectural marvel which was built by sandstone and decorated with carving and with sculptor work and all the four sides have the engraved Idols of Lord Adinath in Digambar style and each is of about five feet with several small idols consecrated to Jain lineage of deities. One may have an insight to Mahaveer Swami Jain temple which was renovated during the period of Maharana Kumbha and one will find on the way Suraj Pol, which is also a viewing point and the jungle down to it where the 1303's battle was fought. Camera, water and anxiety one must keep. Sample of unmatched workmanship, and wonderful heritage.

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It's a Jain pilgrimage!

Local rickshaw people and guide do not know anything about Kirti Stambh. As per Jainism, every renowned jain temple has one kirti stambh where Jain sadhu/saints/gods give knowledge to the world.No one must climb it.BTW it is nice place to visit, it is just 5 mins watch. A tower with magnificent meenakari.

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