Cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh

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Cenotaph of Maharaja Bakhtawar Singh information

Alwar , India
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This double-storey edifice, resting on a platform of sandstone, was built in 1815 by Maharaja Vinay Singh, in memory of his father. To gain access to the cenotaph, take the steps to the far left when facing the palace. The cenotaph is also known as the Chhatri of Moosi Rani, after one of the mistresses of Bakhtawar Singh who performed sati (self-immolation) on his funeral pyre – after this act she was promoted to wifely status.