Junagarh Fort Bikaner
Attractive and impressive, Junagadh Fort is one of the most popular attractions of Bikaner, which has a historical and structural splendor. It is one of the untested forts of Rajasthan. It was attacked several times in the time of history but was never conquered. Spread over 5.28 hectares, this fort has a temple, a palace, and a huge pavilion.
History of Junagarh Fort
The charming Junagadh Fort was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1588-1593. Was made between He was the sixth ruler of Benekkar who ruled from 1571 to 1611 AD. The construction of the fort was supervised by Karan Chand, the Prime Minister of Raja Rai Singh. Construction of Junagadh Fort started on 30 January 1589 and it was completed on 17th February in the same year.
Architectural layout of Junagarh Fort
Surrounded by a moat, Junagadh fort is a fearful structure. There are some wonderful structures in the boundaries of the castle complex. For a wonderful collection of marble and red sandstone stones, windows, balconies, and courtyards that look amazing
Junagadh Fort complex has two entrances and there are 986 long walls, of which 37 are strongholds. There are 37 castles with many pavilions and temples. One of the main attractions of Junagadh Fort’s architecture is the carving of stone with its excellent quality. The number of rooms in the castle is painting and decoration which was done in traditional style.
Suraj Pol and Daulat Pol are two main gates of the fort. The sun door or the sun door was facing east and was the main gate of the complex of the fort. In the historical Daulat pole, there are royal women’s handprints, who had sat with their deceased husbands at Sati Pillar. Chand Pol, Karan Poll, and Favorable Pole were other internal gates.
Zenna or the latest quarter is extremely gorgeous and exhibits unique artistic skills. While the royal goddesses were an integral part of the house, they were not really part of state affairs. They used the carved stone screen to interact with others. These screens can be displayed here. Do not miss mirror work, painting and lacquer work. The towers, pillars, arches, and pavilions are huge and grand.
Junagadh Fort also has other structures:
The palace of the Badal palace or the cloud is known as the walls, which are adorned with beautiful murals between the clouds of rain, Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.
Built in the form of a multi-layered structure, Anoop palace was the governor’s rule room. The rooms are beautifully maintained and showcased the grandeur of the royal family. In the inner walls of the palace is the work of foreign red and gold lacquer, and the works of glass are in the works. The leaves of gold cover the pillars of white plaster.
The magnificent marble panels, exquisite paintings, and mirrors are available at the Chandra Mahal or Moon Palace.
The flower castle or flower castle uses glass and mirrors for decoration. The main temple in every temple complex was where the royal family used to come every day to worship their goddesses. Karan Mahal was remembered for the victory of the then ruler on Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Do not miss other attractions of Junagadh Fort such as Dungar Niwas of Rajasthan, Ganga Niwas, Gaj Mandir, Rang Mahal, Bijai Mahal. While Durga Niwas is known for its magnificent painted courtyard, there is a beautiful carved red sandstone in the Ganga residence of Rajasthan.
Located in Junagadh Fort premises, Prachina Museum was established in the year 2000. The museum has a wonderful collection of ornaments, carpets, weapons, weapons, paintings, garments, rare manuscripts, costumes, garments, ‘farmers’, decorative items and treaties related to the royal family.
There is a separate section for posh or costumes in the museum. It has a rich collection of costumes, which is a wonderful exhibition of artisan workmanship, which has work like Zardozi, Badla, and Kalamalji.
The museum has handmade posh clothes, jewels, and crowns (crowns), which are worn by the resident goddess or the goddess of the royal family. In the Portrait Gallery, traditional costumes, miniature pictures, as well as a series of important events is a number of black and white pictures of men and women in the photo.