Sunday, August 22, 2010

Victory Tower at Chittorgarh Fort

Victory Tower or Vijay Stambha at Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan

The Tower of Victory (aka Victory Tower or Vijay Stambha) is an imposing structure located in Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan, India, constructed by King Rana Kumbha, a Rajput belonging to the Sisodia clan, who ruled Mewar in western India between AD 1433 and 1468. Rana Kumbha constructed the Victory Tower between 1442 AD and 1449 AD to commemorate Mewar’s victory over the allied armies of Malwa and Gujarat.

There are about 157 steps leading to the terrace from where one can have a view of Chittorgarh Town and the Chittorgarh Fort. Vijay Stambha, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is 37.19 meters high with 9 stories, built of red sand stone and white marble, is enriched with numerous sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

1 comment:

ganu said...

Hey Krishna,

I am glad to know that you are using my photo for this blog post. But as per the copyright things, you must give "Attribute" to this image and link back to the original place with the name.

You have nice blog but though some of the photos are with full copyright where all the rights are reserved, please take permission from the users. Just advice.

Thank you.