Vijay Stambha is a Stambha or tower located in Chittorgarh fort, Rajasthan, India. It was built by Mewar King Rana Kumbha as a memorial to the victories over the armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji between the years 162 and 189.
It is a symbol of Rajasthan Police and the Board of Secondary Education. It is called the Encyclopedia of Indian Sculpture and the Museum of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. This building is also known as Kirtistambha. Architect: – Mandan, Jaita, and her sons Napa, Punja.
History of Vijay Stambh Chittorgarh Rajasthan
The 120-foot-high, 9-storey Vijay Stambha is a unique example of the fine and beautiful workmanship of Indian architecture, which is wide at the bottom, narrow at the middle and double-shaped at the top.
It has 157 steps up to the top. The pillar was built on the basis of a map made by Maharana Vikram under the guidance of the great architect Mandan of his time.
The inner and outer parts of this pillar are engraved with hundreds of statues of Indian gods and goddesses, Ardhanarishwara, Uma-Maheshwar, Lakshminarayana, Brahma, Savitri, Harihara, Pitamaha various incarnations of Vishnu and the characters of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
“The Vijay Stambha built by Vikram Yogi is not merely related to political victory, but is a knowledge base of Indian culture and architecture.”
Prof. SK Bhatt, a scholar of international repute of numismatology, has illustrated the nine floors of the column, stating that “Minarets are made as a pillar symbol of political victory, whereas here each of its floors has different religion and culture. Different architectural styles have been adopted to present different dimensions.