Permanent Pictorial cancellation – Special Cover – Head Post Office , Chittorgarh – Rajasthan – By India Post
Chittorgarh is a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. The city of Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh. Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriors Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji (1303 AD), have become legendary. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so great that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in the fort of Agra. It has also been land of worship for Meera. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in Asia. Other attractions are Kalika Mata temple, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Ratan Singh Palace, Vijay Stambh etc. Vijay Stambh, is a huge nine storey tower which was built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. The tower is 122 ft high and stands on a 10 ft high base. There are sculptures and carvings on the exterior walls of the tower.
Cancellation:- Vijay Stambh
Date Of Introduction:-15.12.1980.
Contributed By:- Mr Sushil Mehra, Bangalore
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