Jauhar Kund, Gwalior

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Jauhar Kund is a place of great historical importance. It is placed inside the Man Mandir Palace. Jauhar means suicide. It is a place where Rajaput wives took massive sati by jumping into the pond or by self-immolation during the attack on Gwalior by Iltutmish. In 1232, when the king of Gwalior was defeated large number of women did Sati near this Jauhar Kund.

This water tank is originally built in medieval architecture style to provide water supply all around the fort. But historically it has a story to say about the inequality and oppression undergone by women.

 

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