Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh in Agra

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The Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh, also known as Jaswant ki Chhatri is a cenotaph in the shape of an arched pillared canopy. Built between 1644 and 1658, it is believed to be the only monument built by a Hindu in Agra during the Mughal empire. The Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh was dedicated to Rani Hada, a princess of Bundi in Rajasthan, who was married to Raja Amar Singh Rathore. After Raja Amar Singh Rathore was killed in a battle at the Agra Fort in 1644, his body was handed over to his widow, who committed sati thereafter. Raja Amar Singh’s younger brother, Jaswant Singh Rathore built this chhatri in the Rani’s memory and honour. It is an extraordinary amalgamation of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles and is famous for its jali or stone mesh work. The stone work of the Chhatri of Raja Jaswant Singh is similar to the one in Agra Fort and is also referred to as Agra Jali.

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