Kansua Temple in Kota
Kansua Temple, which is nearly 1250 years old, has a proud past, which is interesting and very attention-grabbing. It was the Hada Chieftain Rao Deva, who conquered this temple. But, Madhao Rao, the son of Rao Deva, gifted Kansua Temple to Mughals during the reign of Jahangir, who had been a strong admirer of paintings, architectural works and other art forms. Jahangir accepted the ownership of Kota quite gladly because Kota city is replete with abundant quantity of gold stained glass works on the temple walls, stone of idols of different shapes and forms, marvelous wall paintings and silver mirror works. Huge number of Mughal paintings and architectures can be found here, while walking through the passage.
The magnificent imagery of Shiva Lingam with four heads carved out from stone is undeniably a fantastic expression and a pilgrim tour to Kansua Temple is surely a golden attainment for many people. Even if you enter to the premises of the temple without a purpose, you will be entitled to get the benedictions of Lord Shiva. The fast flowing Chambal River that washes the feet of the housed gods and goddess in the temple is another conspicuous sight here.
People visit from every nook and corner of the country to Kota to visit Kanusa Temple and enjoy viewing the aura and grandeur of this temple.