The Chaurasi Khamba, situated to the west of the town, is a celebrated temple known for its connotation and magnitude. It is a vital tourist destination in Bharatpur. The Eighty-four ancient beautifully carved pillars carefully decorate the monument and thus obtained the name Chaurasi Khamba temple. It resembles a monument at Gokula, the said birthplace of Krishna.
Architecture of the Chaurasi Khamba
Chaurasi Khamba has fifty two carved pillars that has been built close to the walls and extends up to the roof of the masjid. It has inscriptions engraved in Arabic language that mentions ‘Qin us Sultan ul Ala, Ul azam, Ul mulk Muzaffar Iltutmish us Sultan.’ Kaman has no arches and the mihrabs have been made in overlapping courses. It is typical style of the Iltutmish at Delhi. Chaurasi Khamba has inscriptions in Persian language engraved on the pillars. It records the date 754 A.H., the third year (1353) of Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Another inscription has been engraved around the main entrance of the mosque. Chaurasi Khamba also has a tank and a well constructed by a great Amir during the time of Tughril Sultani in 1204 A. D.
Connectivity of Chaurasi Khamba
The Kaman town is well connected to Bharatpur, Alwar, Jaipur, Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ambala, Panipat, Chandigarh and many other major cities of North-West India by road. There are regular buses to Kaman from these cities. Train facility is also there and the nearest railway station is at Kosi Kalan, Deeg. Other major junctions near to Kaman are Bharatpur and Mathura.
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(Last Updated on : 18-03-2017)
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