Glimpses: Cenotaphs of Mandore Gardens

Mandore Gardens

Mandore was the capital of the Rathods before Rao Jodha shifted it to Jodhpur. There is little left of the original city, just a crumbling fortress wall, but what stand tall and strong today are the cenotaphs built for dead Rajput kings. At first, I thought they were tombs, and I was quite surprised that the Hindu Rajput kings chose to be buried, but I was told that it was actually where they were cremated. It’s a little creepy to be visiting what is essentially a cemetery, but the garden-like aspect of the place diluted the effect. The cenotaphs are beautiful, though, some looking like temples with their shikhara-like structure, others domed chhatris, all with the detailed lace-like stonework that is a hallmark of Rajasthani architecture.

3 thoughts on “Glimpses: Cenotaphs of Mandore Gardens”

  1. These facts are quite informative & will come in handy when we visit such places.
    Yours is definitely one of the best travel blogs that I have visited lately.
    But I am more into your travelogues. Waiting for one sometime soon!:)

    Keep Blogging! πŸ™‚

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