In a dark, melancholy rainy evening, with heavy rain-laden cloud hovering in sky, there is a deeply haunting image of this glorious tower. The history, particulars, geometrical details of this tower can be easily accessed in internet, so am not going in details about those aspects.
But it is the palpable feel of dark history, that overpowers one when one enters the Shani Mandir Complex where the Tower stands. The Jawhar Kund stands just in front of the tower, the east and west gates aside, the pyre from where the valiant queens and her sakhis jumped in raging fire to save their honor still stands a mute witness of that grim past. The sense of haunting history is so thick, as if it can be cut with a knife.
Looking up at the tower, you will find the openings are now closed thru’ nets. In evening, entry not allowed inside the tower. My guide (an excellent young chap named Gopesh) told that years before, one foreign tourist accidentally fell from the top window (at that time the openings are not wired). Since then, the openings are closed thru’ nets. Don’t know how far these folklores are true. However, trivias like these make what the fort is now stands for – a supremely haunting, dark, yet appealing, mystic image.
Entry fee for the fort : INR 20/- when we visited (off-season).
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