Fort of Chittorgarh

One of the largest forts in the country and a world heritage site , this is a fort that has many stories to tell. I spent five hours listening to tales of Rajput valour , sacrifice , battles and romance .  Stories of Mirabai’s devotion to Lord Krishna , of how Alauddin Khilji wished to see Rani Padmini after hearing tales of her incomparable beauty , of Rani Padmini and her companions committing self-immolation to protect their honor….one fort with endless stories.

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A world of stories awaits us

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Ruins being restored 
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More ruins
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Where Mirabai is believed to have lived and survived poisoning

This is where we were told the story of Mirabai and her devotion to Lord Krishna. There is also a temple dedicated to Mirabai in the fort complex.

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Jain temple 
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Nine storied Vijay Stambh which took over ten years to complete

 

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Chittor was also called a water fort due to the many reservoirs within it .This is the Gaumukh reservoir

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Kirti Stambh
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Closer look at the temple 
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Stories inscribed in stone on the temple exteriors – one of the friezes 
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Leaving the fort
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8 thoughts on “Fort of Chittorgarh

    1. Thanks Meena 🙂 hugs and kisses right back ! Have been back after much coaxing from Ryan . He wanted me to get back to doing my stuff ASAP . So we manage and I find time to read and blog ! Hope the boys are doing super !

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