Information on Fort Palace of Rajput
Amber contains every ingredient to make it the classic romantic Rajasthan palace-fort. It was built by one raja and completed by another. Its forbidding, practical exterior belies a bejewelled interior whose richness reflects the nearby sumptuous court of the Mughal emperors.
The Kachchwaha story is a blend of myth, legend and history. For myth, there are the clan origins, which are traced to the sun. Then, the legends. One tells how, when the Kachchwahas took Amber from the Susawat Minas around 1150, the enemy infiltrated and persuaded them into drunkenness before butchering them wholesale. Then, historical reality. Once in power, the Kachchwahas kept Amber as their capital for six centuries and the loyal Minas became hereditary guards of their treasure. As for the city’s name, it may derive from Ambikishwara, a name for the god Shiva, or Amba…
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