Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mohar Magri (Hill of Gold Coins):

This mound was raised by Akbar in 1557, while he lay seize over Chittaurgarh. It is named so because Akbar paid one mohar (gold coin) for each basketful of earth placed on the mound, as it was a very dangerous work to be accomplished in front of the soldiers guarding the ramparts from above. The mound was raised to such a height that the Mughal cannons could be placed over it and fired inside the fort.

Other important places within the ramparts are, the Tulja Bhawani temple, the tutelary goddess of the scribes, temple of Annapurna, the Naulakha Bhandar or nine lakh treasury; Singar Chauri, Depicting inscription dating back to 1448 AD and Satbis-Deori, in ancient Jain temple, etc.