Chittorgarh is the place where Meera Bai was born who was a Rajput princess and is also being well known as a poetess and saint. The princess had given up her lavish lifestyle and dedicated her life in the worship of Lord Krishna. The Meera temple is constructed to be dedicated to her and is a very famous Hindu temple which is a must visit on your tour to Rajasthan. The splendid work of art on the temple attracts a large number of tourists. The temple reflects the Indo-Aryan style of architecture which was very famous in those times and is still a part of our cultural heritage. The Meera Bai temple and the Kumbha Shyam temple are both built on the same ground. On the outer side of the Meera Bai temple you will notice a carved statue of five human bodies with one head which symbolizes the fact that people of all castes and creed are the same and no differences exists among them. It is also of sign of tolerance. The temple has a beautiful statue of Lord Krishna and the Kumbha Shyam Temple has a black colored statue of God Garud. The temple organizes special functions on Meera Mahotsav when many devotees visit the shrine to offer their prayers. On the outer side of the temple there is a chhatri where the footprints of Raidas had been made who was the teacher of Meera Bai. The shrine has a spiritual ambiance and imparts peace in the minds of the visitors. It has both religious as well as historical relevance which makes it an important place of Chittorgarh.
History of the Attraction
During the rule of Rana Kumbha, the Meera Bai temple was built. He had constructed many other Hindu temples of which this one is the most eminent of all. Meera was a Rajput princess who was madly in love with Lord Krishna and had committed her whole life to Lord Krishna. This shrine had been mainly built so that Meera could worship Lord Krishna in Chittorgarh.
If you are travelling by air then the nearest airport to the temple is the Udaipur airport and after reaching here you can avail any local means of transportation to reach the Meera Bai temple. The Chittorgarh railway station is the nearest railway head to the temple from where taxis and buses are available to drop the visitors the temple road.
Things to Do in and around
On a visit to this temple the Fateh Prakash Palace is also a must visit which is in close vicinity to the Meera Bai temple. The beauty of the palace is heart touching and attracts a number of visitors.
Opening/Closing Timings and days
The temple gates are open for the visitors during all times of the day.
No admission fee are charged.
Best Time to Visit
The perfect time to plan holidays in Chittorgarh is during the months of September to March when the climate is very much favorable for tourism here.