Vijay Stambha Chittorgarh
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A victory column, or monumental column or triumphal column, is a monument in the form of a column, erected in memory of a victorious battle, war, or revolution. The column typically stands on a base and is crowned with a victory symbol.
This victory pillar/ Vijaya Stambha, which is 9 a storey tower located within Chittor Fort in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India is the proof of the victory of King Rana Kumbha of Mewar over Mahmud Khilji I Sultan of Malwa. The Vijay Stambha is the symbol of Chittor, constructed during 1440 AD & is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Built over a period of ten years, it raises 37.2 m (122 feet) over a 4.4 m² (47 feet²) base in nine storey accessed through a narrow circular staircase of 157 steps up to the 8th Floor. 9th Floor was damaged by lightning and repaired during the 19th century. The interior is also carved with images of Gods, weapons, etc. up to the 8th floor, from where one can take great view of the surroundings from the topmost floor and the new town of Chittor. The Vijaya Stambha is a remarkable example of religious pluralism practiced by the Rajputs. The topmost storey features an image of the Jain Goddess, Padmavati. The Stamba is now illuminated during the evenings and gives a beautiful view.