Saturday, 4 October 2014

Chittorgarh Fort In India - A Historical Landmark

The Chittorgarh Fort holds a great place in the Indian history. Its palaces, broken walls show the heroism of innumerable sieges. This fort is located in the Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. It is a seven mile fort with a number of palaces. This amazing fort is spread in a large area and located at a great height. It is the largest fort in India in terms of area.

Evidence  of  history  of  India  is  almost  7000 years  old, which presents  India as an oldest civilization of the world Historical forts, caves, tombs, and monuments draw  attention  of  the world  wide tourists very much. Many world heritage sites are present in India that catch the attention of tourists, that makes India as the top choice for historical places in the world. Huge list of historical places is present that raises the Indian glory.                                                                                              

Chittorgarh is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. Chittorgarh Fort is a massive and majestic fort situated on a hilltop near Chittorgarh town in Rajasthan state in India. Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most historically significant forts not only in Rajasthan but whole of North India. Chittorgarh Fort reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice, which is evident as it echoes with the tales sung by the Bards of Rajasthan. The main reason for visiting Chittorgarh Fort is its massive hilltop fort, which is a depiction of Rajput culture and values. The fort stands on a 240-hectares site on a 180m high hill that rises rapidly from the plains below.

Rana Kumbha palace is 15th century palace where Rana Kumbha lived and spent his royal life. This historic monument is very popular among tourists due to its charming and artistic architecture.The founder of Udaipur, Maharana Udai Singh was born in this same palace. Rana Kumbha palace have the cellar where brave Rani Padmini performed an act of jauhar along with other women during an attack of Khilji. Lord Shiva temple in the nearby and light and sound show in its coomplex takes visitors more close to the Chittorgarh Fort history.

One of the most beautiful temples around, the Meera Temple in Chittorgarh is one that actually revels in a divine aura. As Chittorgarh was the birthplace of Meera Bai, the most ardent devotee of Lord Krishna, Rana Kumbha had the Meera Temple built to honour her devotion to the God. The Temple consists of gorgeous idols which are carved on its pillars, walls, outer limits and in the sanctum. On the walls of this temple are also inscribed the bhajans (songs of devotion) Meera wrote and sang in praise of Lord Krishna.

Maharana Fateh Singh, one of the greatest Maharanas of Mewar, ruled from 1884 to 1930. This palace, constructed during his reign as an exclusive venue for royal functions, has been meticulously preserved for discerning guests.The Durbar Hall Sabhagaar, which is one of the main features of the hotel, is of historical significance as in 1909 Lord Minto, the Viceroy of India, laid its foundation stone: The hall was originally called Minto Hall in his honour.

Padmini’s Palace, the erstwhile residence of Rani Padmini (queen of Raja Rattan Singh who ruled Chittorgarh during the 1300 A.D.) the embodiment of beauty, courage and grace, is situated inside the majestic Chittorgarh Fort. Built beside the lotus pool, its historical pavilion seemed to have changed the history of Chittor. It is believed that it was in this palace the Sultan Alauddin Khalji (one of the ruler of khalji dynasty during sultanate rule over India) saw the reflection of Queen Padmini and was so mesmerized that the quest of possessing her led to a furious battle which saw the last of Maharana Ratan Singh (husband of Maharani Padmini). However, in order to avoid dishonoring herself, she jumped into the pyre. This signifies the heroic spirit of Rajputs.

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