General Information about Chittaurgarh
The pride and glory of Rajasthan , chittor echoes with the tales of romance and velour unique to the Rajput tradition . A ruined citadel , where the royal and velour unique to the Rajput tradition . A ruined citadel , where the royal past lives in its imposing forts , graceful palaces and spectacular chhatris
fortified settlement has been ravaged thrice and each time the
outcome was “ Jauhar “ – When women and children immolated
themselves on a huge funeral pyre while men donned in saffron robes
of martyrdom rode out of the fort towards a certain death .
Stambha [Victory Tower]: The imposing 37 meter high structure with nine stores ,
covered with exquisite sculptures of hindu deities and depicting
episodes from the two great epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha . It was
built in 1440 A.D by Maharana Kumbha , a powerful ruler of Mewar , to
commemorate his victory over the muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat.
Rana Kumbha’s Palace: The Ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest , being the most massive monument in the fort of Chittor , The palace is beloved to have underground callers where Rani Padmini and other women committed Jauhar.
Padmini’s Palace: Built beside a pool , the palace is magnificent one , It was here that Rana Ratan Singh showed a glimpse of queen Padmini to Alaudin khilji.
Rani Padmini Stood in a “ Zanana Mahal ” a pavilion in the center and her reflection was visible to Alauddin Khilji in a mirror places in the main hall . After having a glimpse of the legendary beauty , Alauddin went to extent of ravaging Chittor in order of possess her.
during the region of Rana Kumbha in the IndoAryan style , the temple
is associated with the mystic poetess Meerabai – an ardent Krishna
devotee , She was the wife of Prince Bhojraj .
Jaimal and Patta Palaces: The ruins of palaces of Rathore jaimal and Sisodia Patta are witness to the gallantry of these great warriors.
Gardens and Parks: Pratap Park , Meera Park and Nehru Park are beautifully laid out parks in lush surroundings . Beautiful Khawaja rose garden at Sewa is just 13 km from Chittor.
The temple where Meerabai worshipped Lord Krishna
is built in north Indian style on a raised plinth with a conical
roof and beautiful inner sanctum . An open colonnade around the
sanctum has four small pavilions in each corner.
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