Sunder Mahal


An architectural marvel of the ancient times, Sunder Mahal bears relics to the rich religious fervor and old grandeur of Orchha. One of the worth visiting travel attractions in Orchha, Sunder Mahal represents the intense love between Prince Dhurbhajan who was a Hindu and his Muslim lover.

According to a historical legend, the son of Raja Jhujhar Singh, Prince Dhurbhajan had fallen in deep love with a girl from a Muslim family. After facing stiff resistance from his family, Prince Dhurbhajan resorted to deep meditation and religious prayers to find peace of mind and soul. He even left the imperial palace and started leading the life of a hermit. Prince Dhurbhajan was greatly admired as a religious saint among the Muslims of the area.

After his wedding to his lover, Prince Dhurbhajan had constructed the magnificent structure of Sunder Mahal. The native Muslim population of Orchha started worshipping Prince Dhurbhajan and his residence turned to be a sacred shrine among the followers. Till today devotees from the Muslim religion visit Sunder Mahal to seek divine blessings and eternal happiness from the revered soul of Prince Dhurbhajan.

Sunder Mahal represents the rich architectural legacy of the ancient times. Amidst the picturesque backdrop of River Betwa of Madhya Pradesh, the giant architectural structure of Sunder Mahal stands tall with its over imposing monument.

Sunder Mahal adds to the old glory of Orchha. The beautiful edifice of the sprawling Sunder Mahal reflects the rich artistic skill and creative imagination of the local craftsmen of the traditional period.



Last Updated on 19/06/2013





     


     

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