The Holy Hindu Trinity

Arguable the most beautiful temple in all the temples that grace the Chittorgarh Fort, this temple spots a statue of the Hindu Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh – the creator, the preserver and the destroyer). Legend has it that a jilted Allaudin Khilji went on a rampage after Queen Padmini jumped alive in fire, after King Kumbha was killed in the epic battle of Chittorgarh. In his fury, he destroyed all the idols which had been instituted in the temples, but since the fort has been built using sandstone, it survived his attacks. The structures are actually older than the idols because Mewari tradition does not encourage worshipping of damaged idols.

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  1. Awesome post. Do you mind if I ask what your source is for this information?

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Hi, I visited the place, and this was something I picked up from the Guide we employed. Plus being a Hindu myself, somthings just become common knowlegde

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  2. yi-ching lin says:

    very lovely framing.

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thanks yi-ching lin…i wanted to show what the new deity inside look like too

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  3. suitablefish says:

    beautiful temple, beautiful photo. I love the storytelling!

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Thanks suitablefish! I enjoy story telling, sadly not too many around me enjoy it just as much!

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  4. supersnails says:

    This is beautiful. Must have been amazing to visit in real life.

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    1. Kamakshi says:

      Absolutely was Supersnails, the guide who was a local resident said it is the most beautiful temple in all the 140-160 temples in the fort, and i can say he was right it was the most beautiful among everything we saw! It was a wonderful history lesson too

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