Kumbha Shyam Temple

Kumbha Shyam Temple is one of the quaint places to see in Chittaurgarh. The tourists often visit this temple that was established in the 8th century and later renovated in the 15th century by Maharana Kumbha after whom the temple is named. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vishnu.

The Kumbha Shyam Temple in Chittorgarh is situated near the Fateh Prakash Palace. Varaha, the boar reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, is the residing deity of the temple. The architecture is an exponent of the Indo-Aryan style and shares its similarity with the Kali Mata ki Temple in the city. The temple is placed on an elevated plinth. The chambers of the temple are divided into

  • The open pradakshinapath or the passageway
  • Ardha-mandapa or the half pavilion
  • The mandapa or the pavilion
  • The antarala or the small antechamber
  • The innermost sanctum sanctorum or the garbhagriha

The interiors of the temple comprise of the pyramidal structure. It consists of the idols of the different Gods and Goddesses of the Hindu mythology with eight regents. The walls of the inner sanctum are defined with carved sculptures. Intersection of loops and designs appear in the archway. The image of Garuda stands under the canopy facing the temple.

The Kumbha Shyam Temple of Chittorgarh still stands in the city with an air of grandiosity of its yesteryears.

Last Updated on : September 13, 2013