About Chanderi

Hazrat Wajihuddin Tomb,ChanderiHazrat Wajihuddin Yusuf spent his early years at Kalkahari, near Delhi where he was born in the year 1260. As a young man he left for Delhi, where he became a disciple of Continue reading “Dargah Makhdoom Shah Wilayat” »

Chandraprabh Jain,ChanderiThis Jain temple is situated in the Hath ka Pura neighbourhood, within the Bahar Shehar. Hath ka Pura which was earlier called Manganj used to be the area where most of the prosperous Jain businessmen had their houses in the past. The exact date of foundation and construction of the temple is not found inscribed but some of the statues installed within the temple have dates which correspond to AD 967 which is the oldest, 10th century and AD 1204.

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Delhi Darwaza,ChanderiOne of the main gateways in the city fortifications, the Delhi Darwaza was probably given this name as it faced north towards Delhi. Today it forms the main entrance to the Continue reading “Delhi Darwaza” »

Jugal Kishore Temple,ChanderiSituated on the Chanderi Mungaoli road near Harkund Bawdi, the exact inception date of this Shaiva temple is unclear as the only inscription found is unreadable. Only the date which is probably AD 1214 can be deciphered.

Within this temple is another temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesh, whose architecture appears to belong to the Bundela period. A shiva lingam installed here, however, is certainly ancient.

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Choubisi Jain Mandir,ChanderiLocated within the inner city, near the Rajmahal, the Choubisi temple is another attraction for the Jain pilgrims who visit Chanderi. Built in 1836, the temple is not as old as some of the other Jain pilgrimage sites in the vicinity, yet its fame is enough to attract tens of thousands of pilgrims every year. The temple is in two parts. The first part is ancient with a large domed roof which has the symbols of all 24 Tirthankaras rendered upon its inside. This part also houses a giant statue of Bahuvali.

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