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Chhatri Baug
 

Situated on the banks of the river Khan, Chhatri Baug are the tombs erected in memory of the dead Holkar rulers and their families. It consists of  seven Chhatri’s (tombs) and they are housed in two compounds. The chhatris are dome shaped structures having different designs  with pyramidal spires on top. The most attractive and largest one among them is the tomb of Malhar Rao Holkar I, the founder of the Holkar dynasty. The other important tombs are that of Rani Ahilya Bai Holkar, her son Male Rao Holkar with a 12-sided pavilion on a low plinth, Maharaja Hari Rao Holkar IV Tukoji Rao II and his son Shivaji Rao. These tombs are connected by a common rectangle prayer hall on a high platform along the garbha grihas which contains skillfully carved arches and pillars and the statues of the rulers.  The inner sanctum of the Chhatri Baug is locked and most of the chhatris are now in ruins. There is a ritual of offering bhog at all chhatris which still continues.


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