Rani Moosi Chhatri

Rani Moosi Chhatri is a cenotaph that was constructed to commemorate the king, Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh and his beautiful wife, Rani Moosi who indulged in the self immolating act of sati. The two storied cenotaph is placed in the city palace and is one of the primary Alwar attractions that enthralls the tourists with its architectural brilliance.

Rani Moosi Chhatri is also referred to as the Moosi Maharani Ki Chhatri. The cenotaph was built by Vinay Singh and built within the premises of the palace. The edifice stands as an exponent of the art and culture of the region. The edifice speaks volumes of the skilled artisans who crafted the structure. The cenotaph stands mounted on an elevated platform built of red sandstone. Exceptionally crafted round roofs and arches border the upper storey that is carved of marble. The skilled artisans of the age crafted picturesque frescoes on the ceiling which have withered with time.

In the year 1815, Vinay Singh built the water kund or the tank near the Rani Moosi Chhatri. The tank features a flight of steps on three sides similar to a baoli or the step well. Ruinous remains of temples stand by the tank near Rani Moosi Chhatri of Alwar. The beautifully crafted Chhatri stands in its grandiosity against the picturesque setting of the city in the palace premises.

Last Updated on 19 December 2011