Religious Trails around Kota
What better than combining your pious experience with exploring the unexplored Kota. The prominent temples frequented by Hindu and Jain pilgrims are in close proximity with marvelous heritage and nature sites.
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Notable Hindu and Jain temples of religious importance make the surroundings an ideal pilgrimage.
The Mathuradheesh Temple in Kota is associated to Pushti Marg, a Vaishnava sect founded by Guru Vallabhacharyaji. In Samvat 1795, the idol of Shri Krishna was brought from the Karnaval village (near Mathura). Dewan Dwarka Dasji offered his own haveli for his revered God. It now forms a major attraction for devotees of Lord Krishna. The festivals of Janmashtami, Nand Mahotsav, Annakoota and Holi are celebrated with great enthusiasm here.
On the way to Dad Devi, 15 kilometers from Kota City, is Charan Chauki. It marks the legendary spot where Lord Krishna is said to have rested for a brief moment on the way to Dwarka from Mathura. His footprints are said to have been preserved here.
Shri Munisuvrathnath Digambar Jain Atishay Shetra
This temple situated on the banks of Chambal river at Keshoraipattan. The main idol is a 4.5 feet high dark greenish black stone idol of Bhagwan Munisuvrat Nath. Placed in the basement of the temple, the idol has been carved on a flat rock.
A legend says that Mohammad Gauri during his invasions attacked this temple. His soldiers tried to harm the main idol. When the soldiers struck a thumb of the idol with a hammer, a flood of milk began to flow from it. The flow was so great that it forced them to run away from the place. The marks of the attack can still be seen.
Shri Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra Chandkheri
A very beautiful idol of Lord Adinath in padmasana posture, is the principal deity of the temple. There also is a marvelous idol of Bhagwan Chandaprabhu.
This temple was constructed by the secretary of Kota State Shri Kishandas Mariya during V.S. 1730 to V.S. 1746. This idol was found and brought from the forest of Shergarh-Barapati area.
In the premises of this temple, there is a column of dignity and Samavsharan Mandir.
Shree Parshwanath Bhagwan Jain Atishay Kshetra, Bijolia
Located 90 Km from Kota on the way to Udaipur (east-west corridor), the temple is an architectural marvel. Located at a very scenic spot inside an old fort. The river Reva flows next to it which adds to the beauty.
Shri Shantinath Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra Jhalrapatan
Situated in the historic Temple town of Jhalarapattan, 80 km from Kota; this temple is magnificent. The surroundings take you back in time, Narrow lanes old houses and traditional merchant shops, the beautiful Sun temple is also close by. The overall experience is a perfect blend of heritage, culture, and religion.