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Friday, June 26, 2015

Jain Kirti Stambh, Chittaurgarh (Const 12th Cent CE), Picture of the Week #141

The Jain Kirti Stambh is the other 'stambh' or tower standing inside the Chittaurgarh Fort. Constructed in the late 13th century this tower was raised, not to commemorate victory in battle (like the Vijay Stambh was) but to honour Jain Tirthankara Adinatha. 

Architecturally speaking, the Jain Kirti Stambh, is 24.5 mts tall and has six stories in it. As visible in the picture the tower is built on a platform.

This 'stambha' is relatively shorter and older than the Vijay Stambh (of Chittaurgarh Fort) and currently stands tilted ! The Jain Kirti Stambh stands right next to a Jain Temple.