Friday, November 18, 2005

Padmini's palace at Chittorgarh


Legend has it that it was because of the beautiful Padmini that Chittorgarh was sacked the first time. When Sultan Ala-ud-din Khilji, the ruler of Delhi, heard of Padmini's beauty, he requested Rana Rattan Singh (her husband) for a glimpse of the queen. However, the Sultan was permitted to see only the reflection of the queen from a water tank that overlooked the palace. Ala-ud-din is said to have been so carried away by Padmini's beauty that he attacked Chittor in order to possess her. This led to the first bitter and bloody siege of the Chittorgarh fort and the subsequent mass suicide.

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Chittorgarh Fort


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