Devi Kund

#13 of 15 things to do in Bikaner

Discovered at a span of 8 km from the Bikaner city, Devi Kund or Devi Kund Sagar is a compilation of Cenotaphs (Chattris), an astounding demonstration of traditional Rajputana fashion of construction that has been blended with Islamic design. These Chattris are composed of white marble and red sandstone and are embellished with elaborate carvings. Incipiently a royal crematorium, Devi Kund was established in the remembrance of the departed fragments of the royal household of Bikaner. These cenotaphs reveal the anecdotes of the fearlessness of Bikaji rulers. Out of all, the cenotaph of Maharaja Suraj Singh is the pleasantest one. This cenotaph stands out because of the use of Rajput-style pictures on the ceiling. Modifications in the planning of the Chattris were done due to the gender of the royal family member for whom it was being erected. While the cenotaphs of grown-up men were white in colour with a stone slab on which their title was carved, the cenotaphs of the noble ladies had a parallel plate with their footprints. Some cenotaphs are of royal children who had early deaths. These cenotaphs are not only one of the most favourite sightseer charms of Bikaner but are also valuable treasures with decorated frescoes. 

Entry fee: 30 per person

Devi Kund Photos

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