Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jaswant Thada

Built by Maharaja Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II (the 33rd ruler of Jodhpur), Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph situated right by the approach road to Mehrangarh Fort.

Jaswant Thada is an architectural landmark located in the city of Jodhpur. It is a white marble monument built by Sardar Singh in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The landmark consists of ornate carved marble arches. The carving shows the brilliance of the sculptors. There are also beautiful marble Jali works to be seen on the monument. It also offers a very nice view from the terrace.
The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh shows portraits of the rulers and maharajahs of Jodhpur. The main monument is built like a temple. To visit the Thada you have to go through a rocky hill. This also gives a mystical aura.

The monument consists of ornate arches of white marble. The stones are very thin and polished, so they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays hit their surface.
Within the monument there are 2 more graves. The Jaswant Thada has been a traditional cremation ground by the Jodhpur ruler. The grounds also include elegant, carved pavilions and a wonderful Tiergarten with a small lake.
The Jaswant Thada of Jodhpur, in Rajasthan is located on the left side of Mehrangarh Fort. The son of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Maharaja Sardar Singh, built the Jaswant Thada in memory of his father. However, the son was not able to traditionally continue the family. It was followed by larger and more noteworthy monuments.

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