Mehrangarh Fort is located in the city of Jodhpur in the Rajasthan state of India. This giant fort of the fifteenth century is situated on the rocky hill, 125 meters high from the ground, surrounded by a ten-kilometer long high wall with eight doors and countless towers. There are four gates connected to the invisible, winding roads from the outside. Inside the fort, there are many grand palaces, wonderful carvings, latticed windows, and inspiring names. Notable among these are the Moti Mahal, flower palace, shish mahal, sileh khan, Daulat Khan, etc. These palaces contain an astonishing collection of furnishings of Indian cuisine. Apart from this, there is also a wonderful collection of patrons, elephants, small paintings of different styles, musical instruments, costumes, and furniture.
Mehrangarh fort history
Rao Jodha was incredibly revered in Chamunda Mata. Chamunda is the Kuldevi of the rulers of Jodhpur. In 1460, Rao Jodha built a temple of Chamunda Mata near Mehrangarh Fort and established the idol. Chamunda’s mother was not only the rulers but Kulodhevi of all Jodhpur residents and even today millions of people worship this goddess. Special puja is celebrated in the days of Navratri.
On the astrological consultation of astrologer Ganpat Dutt on the foundation of Mehrangarh Fort, Jyeshtha Shukla Ekadashi (accordingly, 12 May 1459 AD) was kept.