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Chaurasi Khambon Ki Chhatri in Bundi

Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri or 84-pillared cenotaph is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bundi. As the name suggests, the cenotaph has strong pillars, which are 84 in number. Placed southwards of Bundi, this impressive structure was commissioned in the year 1740 by Rao Anirudh Singh, a Rajput ruler of Bundi. He constructed his magnificent cenotaph to pay honor to Deva, his wet nurse, who take special care of the prince was he was a kid. Rao Anirudh was very attached to Deva and loved her dearly.  This splendid cenotaph is lavishly decorated with carvings of deer, elephants, dancers and apsaras.

The two-storyed structure of Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri at Bundi stands on a platform and is visited by a decent number of tourists every year. The interiors of the Chhatri are beautifully designed and festooned with elaborate stylish patterns. On the upper level, 16 pillars support the central cenotaph overpowered by a dome. This chhatri has 4 chhatri on each 4 side. And, on the lower level of the structure, there is a Shiva Linga also. During the course of the history, a part of the structure has been damaged. A must-visit attraction of Bundi, Chaurasi Khambhon ki Chhatri is in Devapura, located on Bundi-Kota road.


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