four Rajaput clans that ruled a great part of the Aryavartha for
centuries, left behind a rare heritage in the form of immortal
monuments for the theist world to admire and emulate. Their
contribution to religion, and particularly building of temples is
beyond the range of words and thought. Among the innumerable temples
built, Khajuraho forms the crest jewel, besides this, the whole
state of Rajasthan is studded to its bounds with marvelous temples.
Mount Abu alone treasures up many ancient Siva temples, renovated,
or built afresh by them. Among them, Koteeswaraalayam and
Achaleswara Mahadev temple top the list.
Achaleswara Mahadev temple said to have been built by Maharshi
Vasishta in the bygone a eons, and renovated by theist kings from
time to time deserves mention for ardent worship. This sacred linga
was installed by him in his ashram then for his personal worship,
and later, a temple came up for public worship. This prestigious
shrine is in the vicinity of the famous Dilwara group.