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Vijay Stambh

Vijay Stambh

Vijay Stambh, Vijay Stambh travel, Vijay Stambh tourism, Vijay Stambh Historical Place, travel to Vijay Stambh MonumentLocation : Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
Structure : 37 mts, Nine Storeys
Built In : 1440 AD
Built By : Maharaja Kumbha

Synonymous with the tradition of valour and chivalry, Chittorgarh or Chittaur, the capital of Mewar, was under the Rajput rule from the 7th to the mid 16th century. Fiercely independent, it was ravaged thrice, and each time like Phoenix - it rose again.

Allauddin Khilji was the first to plunder Chittaur in 1303 AD. Legend and history corroborate that this was because of his passionate desire to abduct queen Padmini. Yet, she, preferring death to dishonor, committed 'Jauhar' (self immolation) along with the other ladies of her court.

Translated as the Victory Tower, it is a nine-storeyed 37 metres high structure with sculptures of a secular nature to ornate the exteriors. Maharaja Kumbha built it in commemoration of his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440.

Today, remains speak of its former importance, yet in the hearts and minds of its people the tales of glory are as much alive as they were then.


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