The temple itself is located inside a rocky cleave and is reached by crawling through a small opening into the cave.The Adhar Devi Temple is dedicated to the Goddess Durga.It is situated three kilometers north of the main town of Mount Abu.The Adhar Devi Temple can be reached by climbing up 365 stairs carved into the mountain.As the bard of Stratford on Avon would have commented, 'what is there in a name', the change of name to Abu could not diminish the grandeur of these mountains.Wonder of wonders is that in these ranges the Pine of Tundra and the Date Palm of desert amicably grow side by side.Dilwara temples is also a popular Jain pilgrimage attraction.
You should not be turned off by this walk as the scenic views surrounding the temple and the wondrous beauty inside make this climb worth the effort.
It seems fairly basic temple from outside but every cloud has a silver lining, the temple interior showcases the extraordinary work of human craftsmanship at its best.
These temples were built between 11th to 13th century AD, The beautiful lush green hills surrounding the temple gives a very pleasant feeling.
The ornamental details of marble stone carvings is phenomenal and unmatched, The minutely carved ceilings and the pillars are just amazing.
All this was done at a time when no transport or roads were available at a height of 1200 Mtrs in Mount Abu, Huge blocks of marble stones were transported on elephant backs from the Arasoori Hills at Ambaji to this remote hilly region of Mount Abu.