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Chittorgargh

Chittor was built by the Maurya dynasty in the 7th century AD. It was then named Chitrakut after Chitrang Mori, a Rajput chieftain as inscribed on ancient Mewari coins. Traditional accounts say that the Mori dynasty was in possession of the fort when Bappa Rawal seized it in 734 AD. Chittor was one of the most contested seats of power in India. It is famous in the annals of the Mewar Dynasty as its first capital and renowned in India's long struggle for freedom. By tradition, it remained the Mewar capital for 834 years. With the following interruptions, the fort has always remained in possession of the Sisodias,The Kingdom of Mewar was founded by Bappa Rawal, of the Guhilot (or Gehlot/Guhila) clan of Rajputs, who established himself as ruler of Mewar in 734, with Chittor garh (Chittor fort) as his capital. Chittorgarh was captured in 1303 by Ala ud din Khilji, Sultan of Delhi, but was recaptured in 1326 by Hammir Singh, a scion of the same Gehlot clan. The dynasty (and clan) fathered by him came to be known by the name Sisodia after the village where he was born.

Vijay Stambha or tower of victory is an imposing structure located in Chittorgarh fort in India.Vijay StambhIt was constructed by Mewar king Rana Kumbha between 1442 AD and 1449 AD to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji.This 37 m high 9 storyed tower is one of the most remarkable in India . It is built partly of red sand stone and partly of white marble and is enriched by numerous images of Hindu gods and goddesses with inscriptions at bottom of each.There are around 157 narrow steps leading to the terrace from where one can have a beautiful view of Chittorgarh town .

The places of interest in the Chittorgarh:

Rana Kumbha Palace : It was the palace where queen Padmini and other women committed Jauhar to protect their honor and pride.

Vijay Stambha :Vijay Stambha or tower of victory is an imposing structure located in Chittorgarh fort in India.

Padmini's Palace: it is the place where Alauddin Khilji saw the reflection of Queen Padmini.

Chittorgarh Fort : Chittorgarh Fort is the symbol of the Rajput valiancy and supreme sacrifice.Chittorgarh Fort is a massive and majestic fort situated on a hilltop near Chittorgarh town in Rajasthan state in India. It is one of the most historically significant forts not only in Rajasthan but whole of North India.

Kirti Stambh: Tower of fame is a tower situated in Chittorgarh in Rajasthan in India. The 22 metre high tower was built by a Jain merchant Jijaji Kathod in 12th century. It is a seven story intricate structure and is full of figures from Jain pantheon. It is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankar Lord Adinath.

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