Man Mandir Palace, Gwalior

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Man Mandir Palace is a palace of great historical significance. It can say many heartfelt stories of mindless power. It is a good example of medieval architecture mixed with Hindu architecture. It is a four storied building with two floors being underground. It has a circular shape. It was built by King Man Sing Tomar of Tomar dynasty in 15th century.

Later it passed through the hands of several dynasties like Rajaputs, Delhi Sultanate, Mugals, Marathas, British and Scindias. It is also called as painted house as it has interiors with colorful paintings of flowers, leaves, animals, human beings etc. There is a circular prison inside the palace. It witnessed the murder of Murad, by his own brother, the Mugal Emperor Aurangazeb. It also has a pond called Jauhar pond where Rajput wives committed Sati.

 

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