Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh fort is located in Chittorgarh city. Chittorgarh is the largest city in Rajasthan. The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. There is the largest fort in India. Chittorgarh is a tributary of the Banas located on the Berach River. Chittoor also has been a terrain of worship for Meera, It is also known for Panna Dai. Chittorgarh is a symbol of Rajputani pride and bravery. This fort is believed to be the largest fort of the Rajputs. This fort contains the story of Rani Padmini’s Johar which attracts a lot of people.

Chittorgarh Fort was the capital of Pella Mewar. Chittorgarh has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort precinct has several historical palaces, gates, temples, and two prominent commemorative towers. The fort has stories of many great warriors of India including Gora, Badal, Rana Kumbh, Maharana Pratap, Jaimal, Patta.

History of Chittorgarh fort

Chittorgarh Fort was built by King Chitranga of the Mauryan clan. The first attack on Chittorgarh Fort was made by Alauddin Khilji in 1303 A.D.Alauddin Khilji was captivated by the voice of Rani Padmini. Instead of enduring the abduction and humiliation of Rani Padmavati, he was the Minister of Death and other princesses in the fort also agreed to join him. Chittorgarh Fort today is a unique place in the hearts of all Rajputs for the sacrifices made by Rani Padmavati.

There are many other places of interest in Chittorgarh like

Rani Padmini’s Palace

The importance of this fort comes in Bav Manav. Rajput and Rani Padmavati provide privacy in this fort. The fort is located on the shores of Lotus Lake. In this palace, Alauddin Khilji was the joy of this queen Padmavati and he was enchanted. Alauddin Khilji fought a battle to get this Rani Padmavati, the battle in which Maharana Rattan Singh was killed and Rani Padmavati was this Johar. So this fort is famous in history which has the great saga of Rani Padmavati.

Rana Kumbha’s Palace

Rana Kumbh’s palace is the site of Maharana Uday Singh who founded Udaipur. Rana Kumbha Mahal is located on the side of Vijay Stambh. Rani Meera also lived in this palace. In the abyss of this palace, Rani Padmavati had an affair with another woman. Rana Kumbha’s Palace is considered to be one of the largest historical, and architectural monuments.

Kalika Mata Temple

The temple was built in the 8th century to worship the sun, then in the 14th century, it was dedicated to Goddess Kali. The entire temple, built on a platform, boasts of Prathira architectural style.

Vijay Stambha

Vijay Stambha was built by Rana Kumbha in 1448. It was built to celebrate his victory over the combined forces of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji. The Victory Pillar has been dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The carvings of the tower show intricate carvings and sculptures of Hindu goddesses and goddesses.

Chittorgarh Fort holds a prominent place in the minds of Rajputs. Chittorgarh remains replete with historic associations. The Jauhar Mela is organized on the fort and in the city every year. This festival commemorates the bravery of the Rajputs for their bravery and ancestors and in the memory of Rajputani and Rani Padmavati.

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