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Roopmati's Pavilion, Mandu

Architecture: Afghan

Rani Roopmati's Pavilion was built in 16 th centuary as an army observation post. It served a more romantic purpose as Roopmati's retreat. From this picturesque pavilion perched on a hilltop, the queen could gaze at her paramour Baj Bahadur's palace, and also at the Narmada river flowing by, below. The love story of Rani Rupmati and Baz Bahadur is famous.

Baj Bahadur was the last Sultan of Malwa region of central India, who reigned from 1555 to 1562. Baz Bahadur as sultan did not bother to look after his kingdom nor did he maintain a strong army, being devoted to the arts and to his paramour. The Mughals defeated him and captured his queen Roopmati, who killed herself at this turn of events. A sad end of this romantic saga....

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  • Copyright: Vishal Chauhan (vishaal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 11 N: 209] (1042)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2011-12-26
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposition: f/4.8
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-01-16 8:40
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