Chittorgarh

Published: 28.03.2011
Updated: 17.12.2012
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Chittor

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India


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Chittorgarh, Chittor, Chittaur, or Chittaurgarh

is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is the administrative headquarters of Chittorgharh District and a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar.

Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fort the largest fort in India.

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