The Kutub Minar of National Capital, Delhi is considered the highest in India but knowing this, you will be surprised to find that a fort of Rajasthan is even higher. Yes, Mehrangarh fort of Jodhpur district of Rajasthan is built on a rock 400 feet high. In this way this fort is higher than the height of the Qutub Minar (73 meters) of Delhi. Not only height, this fort is also unique in many other ways. These fortresses that the walls are spread over the circumference of 6 kilometers. Their height ranges from 20 feet to 120 feet and the width is 12 feet to 70 feet. Apart from this, there are seven reserved castles with inaccessible paths in its periphery. On this side, there are four gates of this fort connected with the winding roads.
Mehrangarh is derived from the Sanskrit word “Mihir”. Which means the sun Rao Jodha was a worshiper of the sun, so he named this fort as Mihirgarh. But in the Rajasthani dialect, the vow was turned from Mihirgarh to Mehranangarh. Rajput rulers, however, regard themselves as ancestors of Sun God.
Chamunda Mata was the protector of this fort
These palaces contain an astonishing collection of furnishings of Indian cuisine. Rao Jodha had tremendous respect in Chamunda Mata. Chamunda has been the Kuldevi of the rulers of Jodhpur. Rao Jodha built a temple of Chamunda Mata near Mehrangarh Fort in 1460 and established the idol. It is believed that during the Indo-Pak war of 1965, Jodhpur was first targeted by the opponents. It is believed that in the meantime the hair of the people of this region was not raised by the grace of the mother. This is noteworthy that during the annual fair filling in the temple of Chamunda Mata in Mehrangarh in 2008, there was a collapse in which 250 devotees were killed and more than four hundred were injured.
World renowned museum
Mehrangarh Museum is also one of the best museums in the country. A part of the fort was turned into a museum. Important items of the past have been collected in this museum. There is a large collection of royal parents. This museum has 14 rooms, which are decorated with royal weapons, jewelery, and costumes. Apart from this, visitors can also see four rooms like Moti Mahal, Flower Palace, Shisha Mahal, and Zhenki Mahal.