(Last Updated on : 18/03/2017)
Chaurasi Khamba is an imposing Muslim monument located in Rajasthan
. It bears resemblance to the Ukha Masjid
and has been made on the relics of a Hindu
temple. The southern side axial aisle of the monument is shorter in comparison to the northern one. It also has a zenana chamber on its northern side. A staircase entrance has been built on the outer side for the ladies to enter the building. Presently the inner jali-screened zenana chamber has been preserved while the outer stairway is in ruined state.
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
. 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
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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