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Photography - Chahar Bagh - Amer Fort 017

Amer Fort Chahar Bagh (Inner Garden) :

This is the inner garden of Amer fort in the palace courtyard. This is a Mughal garden designed to be a geometrical garden which is also known as Chahar Bagh. It is called a Mughal garden because of the Islamic design of the surrounding buildings and the garden’s style itself.

The parterres’ built in white marble that form hexagrams and other complicated patterns. Even here the most dominant motif is a star, a symbol of intellectual powers and life itself for the garden’s inhabitants.

History Of Jaipur :

The state of Jaipur was earlier knows as Amber or Dhundhar and was ruled by Meena tribe, who held a fortress at Naen, later a Kachhwaha prince destroyed the sovereignty of Naen. In 1900, at the times of Jaipur Kingdom, region had a total area of 15,579 square miles (40,349 km²). Dhundhar region includes areas near Jaipur.

The southern and central portions of the region lie in the basin of the Banas River and its tributaries, including the Dhund River, which gives its name to the region. The northern portion of the region is drained by the Ban Ganga River, which originates in Jaipur district and flows east to join the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state.

Generally liberal policies of the rulers permitted Jainism to flourish at Amber and later at Jaipur. It continues to be one of the most important centers of Jainism in India. It is here where the Bispanthi/Digambar Terapanthi divisions among the Jains emerged in the 17th century. In the 17th century the Chittor seat of the Bhattarakas of Mula Sangh Saraswati gachchha moved from Champawati to Sanganer and then to Amber and finally to Jaipur where the last Bhattarka was present until 1965.

More photos of Amer Fort here.

Our group trip photos in Instagram.

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