Kalinjar Fort Research Tours

Kalinjar Fort
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Kalinjar Fort:

Situated on a high hillock in the Vindhyan ranges, the fort was approached through seven gates or check posts before entering the main fort area. These splendid gateways are the Alam Darwaza or Alamgir Darwaza, Ganesh Dwar, Chandi or Chatuburji Darwaza, Budha Bhadra Drawaza, Hanuman Dwar, Lal Darwaza and Bara Darwaza. Within the fort are the remains of two palaces, the Raja Mahal and the Rani Mahal.

Among places of interest witn in the main fort area are Sita Sej, a small cave containing stone bed and pillow for use of hermits; Patal Ganga the reservoir cut in rock; Pandu-Kund, where water trickles from the horizontal rock strata’s crevices; Bhairon-ki-Jharia, with the colossal figure of Bhairon carved on the rock face – more popularly known as Manduk Bhairav and Mrigdhara or ‘antelope’s Spring’ a small pool in the inner chamber of the rampart, where mriga figures can be seen under trickling water. Koti Tirth and the Budha-Budhia Taal – said to possess great healing powers, are among the important pilgrim centers at Kalinjar. 

Other places of interest are the Nilkanth Temple built by Chandela ruler Parmardideva with the rock-cut Swarga Rohan Kund, where in a niche stands the colossal 18 armed, 17 feet broad and 24 feet high figure of Kal-Bhairav, ornamented with a garland of skulls. The Vankhandeshwar Mahadev Temple located at the source of the Sursari Ganga is also well worth a visit.

Numerous fine pieces of sculptures, spread all over the front area, can be seen here.

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