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Jodhpur History Jodhpur history revolves around the Rathore Clan. Rao Jodha, the chief of the Rathore clan, is credited with the origin of Jodhpur in India. He founded Jodhpur in 1459. The city is named after him only. It was previously known as Marwar. The following paragraphs will tell you more about the past of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The Rathores were driven out of their original homeland, Kaunaj, by Afghans. They fled to Pali, near to the present day Jodhpur. Rathore Siahaji married the sister of a local prince. This helped the Rathores to establish and strengthen themselves in this region. In some time they ousted the Pratiharas of Mandore, just 9 km of today's Jodhpur. Initially, Mandore served as their capital, but, by 1459, Rathores felt a need for a secure capital. This lead to the formation of Jodhpur, the Sun City, by Rao Jodha. The Rathores enjoyed good relations with all the Mughals, except Aurangzeb. Maharaja Jaswant Singh even supported Shahjahan in his struggle for succession. After Aurangzeb's death, Maharaja Ajit Singh drove out Mughals from Ajmer and added it to Marwar (now Jodhpur). Under the reign of Maharaja Umed Singh, Jodhpur grew into a fine modern city. During the British Raj, the state of Jodhpur was the largest in Rajputana, by land area. Jodhpur prospered under the British Raj. Its merchants, the Marwaris, flourished endlessly. They came to occupy a dominant position in trade throughout India. In 1947 India became independent and the state merged into the union of India. Jodhpur became the second city of Rajasthan. History of Mehrangarh Fort Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort History is related to Rao Jodha. He became the fifteenth Rathore ruler in 1458. One year after his accession, Jodha was advised to move his capital to a safer place. The one thousand years old Mandore fort was slowly and gradually deteriorating. This led to the foundation of Mehrangarh Fort. Past of Mehrangarh fort in Rajasthan, India has no mention of any seizure. The invincible fortifications are six meters thick. Some of the walls still bear cannon marks they had once withstood. Today this magnificent Jodhpur fort is a living testimony that recounts the chronicles and legends of Jodhpur's rich past. Museum Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort Museum is one of the finest museums in Rajasthan. It is beautifully laid out. It has a palanquin section where you can see a wide collection of old royal palanquins. The palanquin section of the museum of Mehrangarh Fort in Rajasthan, India also includes the elaborate domed gilt Mahadol palanquin, won in a battle from the Governor of Gujarat in 1730. The heritage of the Rathores, including arms, costumes, paintings, decorated period rooms, etc, is exhibited in the museum. The museum gives us an idea of the grandeur of the royal families of the past. Mehrangarh Fort Period Rooms Read the following paragraphs to get information about the Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort Period Rooms in Rajasthan, India: Moti Mahal (The Pearl Palace): Moti Mahal is the largest period room of the Mehrangarh Museum. It was built by Raja Sur Singh. Moti Mahal was where the king used to sit on his throne and meet all his subjects. The palace has the Sringar Chowki, The Royal Throne of Jodhpur. The Moti Mahal has five alcoves leading to hidden balconies. It is believed that the balconies were built for the five queens of the Maharaja to enable them to listen in on court proceeding. Sheesh Mahal (The Hall Of Mirrors): Sheesh Mahal of the Mehrangarh Fort is a typical example of a Rajput Sheesh Mahal. It has beautiful mirror-work. It is superimposed by the mirror-work of brightly painted religious figures made in plaster. Phool Mahal (The Palace Of Flowers): Maharaja Abhaya Singh built the Phool Mahal. It is one of the grandest Mehrangarh Fort period rooms. It is believed that the Phool Mahal was a private and exclusive chamber of pleasure. Dancing girls are believed to perform here for the pleasure of the Maharajas. The gold for the Mahal came from Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The paintings, royal portraits and the ever-popular raga mala of the Mahal came during the reign of Jaswant Singh II. Takhat Vilas (Maharaja Takhat Singh's Chamber): Maharaja Takhat Singh built Takht Vila. It served as his residence during the time of his reign. The Maharaja was the last ruler of Jodhpur to reside in the Mehrangarh Fort. Takhat Vilas is an interesting blend of styles, both traditional as well as modern (relating to the time of the British). The beautiful paintings on the walls and on the wooden beams of the ceiling, scenes from the religious Krishna Leela to the Rathore sport of pig sticking, are still in good condition. Jhanki Mahal (The Peeping Palace): The royal ladies watched the official proceedings, going on in the courtyard, from the Jhanki Mahal. It houses a rich collection of the royal cradles, decorated with gilt mirrors and figures of fairies, elephant and birds. Umaid Bhawan Palace Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur, India is one of India's most imposing and recent palaces. Umaid Bhavan palace of Jodhpur, Rajasthan was built by Maharaja Umaid Singh. It is named after him only. He utilized the services of a well-known Edwardian architect, Henry Vaughan Lanchester for the construction of this palace. It contains three hundred and forty seven rooms. Jodhpur's Umaid Bhawan Palace was actually built for the welfare of the people. The purpose was to give employment to the people of Jodhpur during a long period of drought and famine. The construction of the palace utilized approximately one million square feet (90,000 m²). Another special feature of the palace is the use of a special type of sandstone, called Chittar sandstone, giving it a special appearance. Umaid Bhavan palace of Jodhpur is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Over three thousand artisans were employed in the construction of this palace. The Umaid Bhavan palace was converted into a heritage hotel in 1977. The Palace is now segmented into the Royal residence, the Heritage Hotel and the Museum. In a part of the palace the royal family of Jodhpur still lives. In another part of the palace is a well-maintained museum. India's Umaid Bhavan palace has an amazing Central Rotunda, the cupola rising to a hundred and five feet high. There is also the Throne Room with its exquisite Ramayana murals, a library, a private museum, an indoor swimming pool, a Billiards Room, tennis courts and unique marble squash courts. Jaswant Thada To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex is the Jaswant Thada of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It is a 19th century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. The son of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the memory of his father, built the Jaswant Thada. The cenotaph has two more tombs within it. Near to this are the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs. Famous Jaswant Thada in Jodhpur, India is an example of architectural brilliance in India. It is a white marble memorial, built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. The carving shows the genius of the sculptors. These stones are extremely thin and polished. As a result, the outside surface of the monument emits a warm glow when the sunrays fall on its surface. There is also beautiful marble jali work on the cenotaph. You can have some nice views from the terrace in front of the cenotaph. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur. The main memorial has been built like a temple. To visit the Thada you have to go through the rocky hills. This also lends a mystic aura to the whole visit. Do make sure to visit this architectural delight while on a tour to Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Champawat....
 

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SINLI (CHAMPAWATAN)

Bhagwat Singh Champawat Sinli, 2014-07-23 12:45

Thikana- Sinli ( Champawatan )

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montu, 2016-11-26 12:49

sinli banna chel singh jodh singh

champawat

dilip singh, 2016-08-03 13:43

Morkha

CHAMPAWAT

SWAROOP CHAMPAWAT , 2016-05-06 11:35

VERRY GOOD

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Kushal singh champawat , 2016-05-19 08:45

Royel history

HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF CHAMPAWATS

SAYAR SINGH CHAMPAWAT, NOOND, 2015-10-06 13:02

THIS WILL BE EQUAL TO LEARNING HOLY BOOKS IF I GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT MY FOREFATHERS...( THE GREAT CHAMPAWATS) RIGHT FROM RAO CHAMPAJI TO FURTHER BRANCHES AND PRESENT THIKANAS.

THI. MALARI

CHAKRAWATI SINGH CHAMPAWAT, 2015-08-19 16:47

SINLI (CHAMPAWATAN)

Bhagwat Singh Champawat Sinli-9829351608, 2014-07-23 12:48

Thi. SINLI

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mahipalsingh, 2015-07-28 03:09

krpya champawat ke vansaj ke bare me bataye

rajyavardhan singh rathore , 2014-01-09 11:03

mene dekha to champawat ke bare me kuch bhi nahi bata rakha hai

Re: krpya champawat ke vansaj ke bare me bataye

mahipalsingh champawt, 2015-05-10 04:30

Champawato ki family tree kiske paas Uplabdh he muzhe batane ka kast kare 0 9993990744
Thi karohan

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A S Rathore., 2015-07-12 09:30

You may go thrugh history of champwats written by Mohan singh ji Kanota.

plz peelwa ke champawato ki history bataye...

virendra singh champawat peelwa, 2014-06-09 10:44

Virendra sa champawat --9785925931,,,9828014881

History Of Champawat Rathore's

Narayan singh Champawat, 2014-05-03 10:55

Sir ,

Khamaghani ,

I request you to share history of Champawat Rathore's....Being champawat i am very keen to know all this..i feel very glad to find you here sharing glorious history which motivates us to live pridefully and plan bright future.

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Better explained with family tree

Shaun , 2014-03-03 01:21

http://www.royalark.net/India/jodhpur.htm

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Raghuveer singh champawat, 2013-02-08 10:41

rug sa champawat peelwa b.j.s