Chhatris: Reminders of Mortality and Legacy

The Mortuary Monuments of Rajasthan

Ajay Sharma
Published in
3 min readNov 22, 2023

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Mandore cenotaphs, Jodhpur
Mandore cenotaphs, Jodhpur

Chhatris stand not merely as structures, but as storytellers.

The Rajputana region, now parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, witnessed an era where honor was preserved beyond death, and remembrance was etched in stone.

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Ajay Sharma
The Death Reader

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