Achalgarh Village, Mount Abu

Achalgarh Village

Achalgarh is a small town, located close to Rajmachi, and renowned for its ancient fortification. The Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple is located within the fort itself. This fort was originally built by the Parmar kings but was restored by the Mewar King, Rana Kumbha, in Achalgarh in 1452 AD. In the Achalgarh fort building and consecrated to Lord Shiva is situated Achaleshwar Hamadev Temple. The footprint of the Hindu god is believed to be rubbed upon a holy rock in the temple.

The fort of Achalgarh was founded during the 14th century by Mewar Rana Kumbha. The system has been designed to protect the area and to keep an eye on enemy movements. At the entrance to the fort, there is a semi-circular arch with temples from the 15th and the 16th centuries.

Lord Shiva is the primary divinity in the Achaleshwar Mahadev Temple and the local people feel the divinity’s traces on the holy rock. In the temple complex, there are also a big Nandi metal frame and three large stepped buffaloes. The fortress of Achalgarh is situated 11 km north of Mount Abu and has two main gates. Hanuman ball is the first screen, while Champapol is the second. The main entrance to the lower fortress is Hanumanpol, while the latter one is the gateway to the inner fort.

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Achalgarh Village, Mount Abu