February 8, 2014 Comments Off

The marble cenotaphs of the Kachhawaha kings are enclosed in a walled garden just below Nahargarh Fort. Sawai Jai Singh II chose this to be the new cremation site after Amber was abandoned. Ornate, carved pillars support the marble chhgtris erected over the platforms where the maharajas were cremated. One of the most impressive cenotaphs is that of Jai Singh It himself.

It has 20 marble pillars, carved with mythological scenes and Topped by a white marble dome another is that of sawai ram Singh II, whosestone pillar and dome panelsare carved with images of Hindu deities and scenes from Krishna’s life. There is another sandstone and marble chhatri in memory of Madho singh II. The most recent cenotaph was erected in 1997 in memory of Jagat Singh, the only son of Sawai Man Singh II and Gaystri Devi.

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