Jodhpur – Mehrangarh Fort 2

27th February 2014 (Day 19) Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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French women in front of ornate window.

We continue from the previous post, in the museum of Mehrangarh Fort.

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We are looking up at a thin tapestry suspended overhead.

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This is Sheesha Mahal, or the Hall of Mirrors.

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Phool Mahal (The Palace Of Flowers), featuring an abundance of gold.

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Phool Mahal (The Palace Of Flowers).

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Phool Mahal (The Palace Of Flowers).

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Phool Mahal (The Palace Of Flowers).  Reflections in a mirror.

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Phool Mahal (The Palace Of Flowers).

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A collection of swords in the armoury.  The Fort is said to hold the swords of many emperors including Akhbar and Timur, though I do not know if these are shown here.

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Takhat Vilas (Maharaja Takhat Singh’s Chamber).

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Many of the Maharajas of Marwar.  Top left is Rao Jodha, who founded Jodhpur.  Others are Maharajs between 1417 and 1895.  Ajit Singh, who was taken to safety as an infant and reclaimed his throne in adulthood is middle of the bottom row.  His predecessor Jaswant Singh, who rebuilt the fort in the seventeenth century, is to his right.

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Moti Mahal (The Pearl Palace) where the Maharaja used to hold court.

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Some artisans near the gates….

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Entrance to a temple inside the fort.

I don’t know the name of this temple but it’s not Chamunda Devi Temple, at the other end of the fort and probably much larger. In that temple in 2008, 249 people died in a human stampede and more than 400 were injured. The casualties were mainly men as the women were in a separate queue.

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Musicians at the gate.

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A bridal couple just outside the gate.

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