Rajasthan is a beautiful state in the northwestern part of India. It is primarily a barren region and its western border is closest to Pakistan. The chief attraction for voyagers is the cosmic Thar Desert which is one of the oldest hill ranges in the globe. The Rajput legacy is obvious in the temples, palaces and forts time-honored by the Rajput Kings such as, Rana Kumbha, Bappa Rawal, Rana Pratap and Rana Sanga. Ahar is a tiny little conurbation in the Udaipur city of Rajasthan. Ahar is well known for being the burial ground of the Mewar emperors. In the present day, Ahar is also well-known as an archeological spot that endows fascinating specifics to archaeologists and research intellectuals. On the other hand, while discussing about the tourist appeal of Ahar, this place is well-known for the cenotaphs of the imperial emperors and an interesting archeological museum. Ahar is placed at a distance of about 3 kms from the Udaipur. Tourists can ride on the standard buses from the city or can arrive at Ahar by renting the private taxis available there.
Royal Cenotaphs in Udaipur:
The little township of Ahar is also celebrated for the Royal Cenotaphs or Mahasatia that are those of the Mewar rulers, their households and administrators. There are about nineteen chhatris that memorialize the nineteen rulers who had been cremated at the Ahar town. These pavilions are engraved with patterns that look like the close by 15th century shrines. Each chhatri has a picture of Shiva and also a stone that depicts the emperor and his spouses who committed the “Sati”. One of the latest chhatri is that of Swaroop Singh consturcted in the year 1861, and the most magnificent one is Mahasatia which is of Maharana Amar Singh I who passed away in the year 1620. The chhatri of Amar Singh has a 4-faced figurine in the centre and the wall paintings on the subterranean vault illustrate the immolation of the emperor’s wives who decided to commit “Sati”. The commemorative plaque of Swaroop Singh II, who was buried with his 21 spouses, is a finer example of such commemoratives. This memorial has a 56 pillared porch with an octagonal arena in the middle that is balanced by 8 dwarfed columns. Nearby to these cenotaphs is called the “Gangodbhava” or the holy pool (kund) together with a monument (chhatri) that perhaps belongs to the Gandharva Sen, brother of the King Vikramaditya of Ujjain region. One can see 2 tanks in close proximity. One of them has an innermost exhibition area with a multi-faced “linga” (emblematic phallus of God Shiva) whereas the other one has more than a few 10th century metaphors of Lord Brahma and Lord Surya.
The famous Archeological Museum in Ahar is one more attraction of the town that is gaining fame up till now. Ahar museum is created to safeguard the digged up stuff of the prehistoric era by the Rajasthan Government. This Archeological museum dwells a special collection of historic that dates back to 10th century. Tourists can see the clay pots, iron items and other relics that were used by the ancient populace. Even thought this museum doesn’t have a lot of things, these remarkable things are actually worth to take a glance. The relics here are excavated and amassed by the unremitting attempts of “Archeological department of Rajasthan”. The extraordinary varieties of clay pottery will certainly seize the attention of the tourists. A few things are proved to have been used in 1700 B.C. A metal statue of Lord Buddha that belongs to the 10th century is an additional magnetism. In the midst of the collection of statuettes, a figurine of “Vishnu-Nag-Nathan” is also a great wonder.
Most of these relics are believed to have been excavated from the heap of Dhulkot. Dhulkot is believed to be the place of 4,000 years ancient rural community. One can spot animal figures stone weights, a grain pot, skin scrubber, seals and balls that date back to the first century B.C. pottery remnants, Terracotta toys and a massive clay pot are the few other reveals in the wonderful museum. In particular, the museum depicts a few of the unsurpassed remnants of primeval ages and is certainly a place to go around!!