|Chatrries of Orccha Palace
There are fourteen Chatrries
or memorials to the rulers of Orchha grouped along the kanchan ghat of
the river Betwa.The 14 Chattries were constructed as a mark of respect
for the imperial blue blood of the mighty rulers of Bundelkhand dynasty.
Build in Indo-Mughal style, these three storey buildings are open to all
sides and have nicely designed tops - domes or pinnacles. Most of the cenotaph
is in a single compound with similar plans, except the ones seen on the
extreme left. This one is build in memory of King Bir Singh Deo(1605-27)
whose rule is considered as the golden age of Orchha
Picturesquely poised on
the banks of a beautiful river Betwa, Chhatris in Orchha have a mesmerizing
appeal. The royal tombs of Maharajas, Chhatris are placed on an elevated
platform and is supported by pillars.
The domes of the cenotaphs
are painted marvelously, which gives it an enchanting look. The magnificence
of the Chhatris can be best viewed from the narrow bridge, where one can
see the full reflection of the amazing structure on the cool river water.
A remnant of the glorious rules of the Bundela dynasty, Chhatris with its
magical charm allures people through centuries.