Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur M.P

These carvings are displayed at the Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur M.P.
Most carvings are from the 10& l1th century,during the reign of the kalachuri dynasty.The Kalachuri kings were called the Kalachuris of Chedi or Chedis. They established their kingdom in Madhya Pradesh with their capital at Tripuri near Jablapur. Kokalla I was the founder of the dynasty. The Chedis had to face the rulers of Kannauj and Malwa, the Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas. They also had to defend their territory against the Palas and rulers of Kalinga. One of the most important rulers of Kalachuri dynasty was Gangeyadeva. He tried to make the Chedis the paramount power of Northern India. He was succeeded by his son Karandeva. The Kalachuris dynasty declined by 1181 AD.

Chaturmukha Basadi


Chaturmukha Basadi was built in 1432 during the reign of Jain king, Vir Pandyadeva. The Basadi was named as Chaturmukha Basadi because of four identical doorways which points four directions and all doorways lead to the Garbhagriha.

The Chaturmukha Basadi has 108 pillars with pillars on four sides of the entrance. The Basadi is constructed in the form of four faced hall, the roof of the basadi is flat with very big granite slabs. The Garbhagriha houses the idols of the Yakshi Padmavati and 24th Thirthankara, in addition to the standing idols of Malli, Suryata and Ara.

This Basadi is one of the most popular and attractive Basadis of Karkala. Nice place to offer prayer and to perform peaceful meditation. This monument is protected by Archaeological Survey of India.
Basadi= Temple

Jain Temple in Pakistan build by Goricho in 300 AD

Jain Temple in Pakistan build by Goricho in 300 AD

Situated between Islamkot and Nangarparkar, Gori jo Mandir is shrouded in mystery. Even its original name lost in antiquity, having change many times in the course of the centuries. With no written history of the temple having survived, the only story as to its origin is a legend that it was build by Goricho, a Jain worshiper in 300 AD.

This legend is supported by historian Richard Rathore,who in his book Old Tharparker, writes that this temple was build by Goricho, a saint of the Jain religion and follower of Mahavira (599-527 BC). Build with intricately carved stones, the building has 52 steeples and several small rooms, some of which can accommodate only one solitary worshiper.

While the purpose of the temple was undoubtedly religious, politics may have played part in its downfall,”The British military destroyed some part of this temple because they found out that conspiracies against British rule were being hatched hear”,writes Rathore.

Gori jo Mandar makes an immediate impression on those intrepid visitors willing to travel to this lonely spot. Constructed from marble, probably brought in from Gujarat. According to Professor Altaf Aseem, former head of department of Aacheology at Khairpur’s Shah Abdul Latif University, the main architectural feature of this temple was its 54 beautifully built domes, which no longer exist.