Vijay Stambh, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday – Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower)!

Vijay Stambh • Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday!
Vijay Stambh

Thank god it’s Friday because yet another post of Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday. It is great to see how you lovely people are interested in knowing the fun facts. So, today’s post is about the Vijay Stambh or Victory Tower in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.
Here are the fun facts….

  • Victory Tower was constructed by Rana Kumbha  in 1448.
  • Built in the admiration of Rana Kumbha’s victory of Mamud Khiliji.
  • It is 122 feet high and has 9 storeys with each having an individual balcony facing outwards.
  • There are 157 stairs to go to the top of the tower.
  • The architect of Vijay Stambh was the Rao Jaita. His name and three sons’ name who assisted him are carved on the fifth floor.
  • The topmost storey features Jain Goddess, Padmavati.
  • The Tower is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Different forms of Ardhnareshwar, Uma-Maheshwar, Laxminarayan, Brahma, characters from Ramayan and Mahabharat are carved in the tower. 

    I hope you liked the facts of Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower) and if you are interested you can also read about Bhaja Caves, Hawa Mahal, Shaniwar Wada.

38 thoughts on “Nanchi’s Fun Facts Friday – Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower)!

    1. That is true, Sumit. We are lucky to have such rich cultural heritage and history. Vijay Stambh was 9 floors at that time! Ahead of their era. Thank you for visiting! I hope you are keeping well. 😊

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    1. Wow..that’s nice. Even, I was too excited to go to the top. Not only the view was amazing but the beautifully painted and sculpted walls were attracting me. Thank you for visiting my blog, Harsh! 😊🙌

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      1. I am so glad Harsh, that my blog posts take you places virtually. That is one of the purposes of this blog. Thank you for lovely readers like you, we get motivated to travel and write more! 😊

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      2. Hi Harsh,

        Previously, I had planned for a European trip but it has to be postponed now. I am mostly planning to do domestic trips in India. It totally depends of the feasibility. I have Puducherry or Odisha in mind….:)

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    1. Isn’t it, Ally? A beautifully, intricately carved building with precise 157 stairs! It is a mystery – may be with a meaning. Thank you for visiting my blog dear. It is always wonderful to read from you. 😊

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  1. The Vijay Stambh is really an impressive structure, given the fact that Towers were usually not that prevalent in India during the ancient or medieval times (barring Qutab Minar in Delhi)
    Rana Kumbha was really an exceptional ruler who restored Chittorgarh and spread it’s boundaries, despite the destruction caused by Sultan Alauddin Khilji in 1303 CE.. He also successfully fought off enemies from different directions. I am unsure, however, as to who took the doors of Chittorgarh Fort back from Delhi, given that Alauddin Khilji opened that and took it away to Delhi.
    Thank you Madam for showing yet another great place.. 😊😊

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    1. Yes, Vijay Stambh is an impressive structure with intricate carvings and thoughtful architecture. Not much of history buff so no idea about who took the doors of Chittor. I am glad you liked the Vijay Stambh, Chittor. Thank you Abir! 😊

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      1. Well, you are again being modest.
        You are a History expert.. ☺️☺️
        It’s a pleasure learning from you Madam..!!
        Love reading your posts.. ☺️
        Now I will try researching on who took the door back to Chittor..

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