Mount Abu Sightseeing
Tourist Attraction of Mount Abu
A tiny lake picturesquely set amid hills. The Lake is dotted with is
several islets approachable by boats. Of particular interests are strange
rock formation around the lake. Its a big attraction for the tourist. The
lakes takes its names from the legend that it was scooped out by a god
using only his nails. Its a pleasant stroll around the lake. On the lake
there is a dilapidated concrete boat shaped snack bar.
These beautiful carved temples built in 11th and 13th century and
dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras. Outside the main doors of this temple,
there are two statues called Devrani's and Jethani's goklas respectively,
and are backed by stories of competitive jealousy of the two wives of
these brothers. The Vimal Vasahi temple is older and is also known to be
the first Jain temple and is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara.
Built in 1031, by Bhim Deva, the first Solanki ruler of Gujarat, the
temple is constructed in pure marble, with plain exteriors.The later '
Tejpal temple ' is dedicated to Neminath, the 22nd tirthankar, and was
built in 1230 by the brothers Tejpal and Vastupal. The carving is so fine
that, in places, the marble becomes almost transparent.
Situated on one of the highest points in Mount Abu is the summer Palace of
the Maharajas. Now its known as Sunrise Palace provides a breathtaking
panoramic view of lush green Aravallis surrounding it. The place is look
marvelous when Spectacular sight of the setting sun when the hills are
covered in the golden glow can be viewed from here.
|Adhar Devi Temple
This temple is situated at a distance of 3km to the north of the city. the
temple is built on a rock cleave and one has to crounch under the rock to
enter the temple. This temple is dedicated to goddess Durga is regarding
as one of the important pigrimage sites of mount abu. . There are fine
views over Mount Abu from up here. This temple is one of the favourite
tourist spots of Mount Abu. It is believed that the image of the goddess
was originally hanging in mid-air, hence the name is ' Adhar Devi '.
Gomukh Temple is located around 8 km southwest of Mount abu. It is said
that the temple was built on the spot where saint Vashishth performed a
yagna to create four major rajput clans. Down on the abu road side of
Mount abu, a small stream flows from the mouth of a marble cow, giving the
shrine its name. There is also a marble figure of Nandi, Shiva's
This fort was built by the warrior king rana kumbha, who conquered
Mount abu From its chauhan rulers. It lies 5 miles from Mount abu, nearby
there are several ancient temples. Lord Shiva temple is the famous temple.
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