Sanjay Chakraborty, who was born and brought up in our own Udaipur,
now an advertising professional practicing from Ahmedabad,Gujarat
working on communication & advertising strategies of various brands of the
country has made his entry to the Limca Book of Records for launching
a website , the largest and one of the first website
dedicated to public service advertising. It has exhaustive collection of
video ads and is designed to inform the public on issues that are frequently
considered to be in the best interests of the community at large. (continue reading…)
Sanjay Chakraborty, who was born and brought up in our own Udaipur,
The city Palace was built concurrently with establishment of the Udaipur city by Maharana Udai Singh II, in 1559 and his successor Maharanas over a period of the next 300 years. It is considered the largest royal complex in Rajasthan and is replete with history. Founding of the city and building of the palace complex can not be looked in isolation as the Maharanas lived and administered their kingdom from this palace.
Prior to moving their capital from Chittor to Udaipur, the Mewar kingdom had flourished initially in Nagda (30 kilometres (19 mi) to the north of Udaipur), established in 568 AD by Guhil, the first Mewar Maharana. In the 8th century, the capital was moved to Chittor, a hill top fort from where the Sisodias ruled for 80 years. Maharana Udai Singh II inherited the Mewar kingdom at Chittor in 1537 but by that time there were signs of losing control of the fort in wars with the Mughals. Udai Singh II, therefore, chose the site near Lake Pichola for his new kingdom because the location was well protected on all sides by forests, lakes and the Aravalli hills. He had chosen this site for his new capital, much before the sacking of Chittor by Emperor Akbar, on the advise of a hermit he had met during one of his hunting expeditions. Royal Angan the first structure built by Maharana Udai Singh
At his capital Chittor, Maharana Udai Singh soon faced defeat at the hands of Mughal Emperor Akbar. He soon moved to Udaipur to the chosen location to establish his ne w capital. The earliest royal structure he built here was the Royal courtyard or ‘Rai Angan’, which was the beginning of the building of the City Palace complex, at the place where the hermit had advised Maharana to build his Capital.
After Udai Singh’s death in 1572, his son Maharana Pratap took the reins of power at Udaipur. He was successful in defeating Akbar at the battle of Haldighati in 1576 and thereafter Udaipur was peaceful for quite some years. With this, prosperity of Udaipur ensued, palaces were built on the shore and in the midst of the Pichola lake. Concurrently art, particularly miniature painting, also flourished.
But in 1736, the marauding Marathas attacked Udaipur and by the end of the century the Mewar state was in dire straits and in ruins. However, the British came to Mewar’s rescue in the 19th century and soon the State of Mewar got re-established and prospered under British protection, under a treaty signed with the British. However, the British were not allowed to replace them. Once India got independence in 1947, the Mewar Kingdom, along with other princely states of Rajasthan, merged with the Democratic India, in 1949. The Mewar Kings subsequently also lost their special royal privileges and titles. However, the successor Maharanas have enjoyed the trust of their people and also retained their ownership of the palaces in Udaipur. They are now running the palaces by creating a trust, called the Mewar Trust, with the income generated from tourism and the heritage hotels that they have established in some of their palaces. With the fund so generated they are running charitable hospitals, educational institutions and promoting the cause of environmental preservation
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Fatah Sagar Lake is situated in Udaipur city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Said to be the pride of the City of Lakes of Udaipur, it is an artificial lake constructed by Maharana in north of Lake Pichola in 1678 and to the north-west of Udaipur.
It is one of the four lakes of the Udaipur city; the other three lakes are: the Lake Pichola (within the Udaipur town), Udai Sagar Lake (13 km to the east of Udaipur) and Dhebar Lake or Jaisamand Lake (52 km south east of Udaipur).
Within the confines of the Fatah Sagar Lake, there are three small islands.; the largest of these is the island called the Nehru Park (4 km2 area), which is a popular garden with a restaurant and a zoo, the second island (0.06 km2 area) houses a public park with an impressive water-jet fountain and the third island (1.2 km2 area) is the address for the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO). The Nehru park is accessed by inboard motor boats from the bottom of Moti Magri. Blue waters of the lake and the backdrop of green has given the soubriquet of ‘the second Kashmir’ to Udaipur town.
Udaipur Lake Conservation Society’s reports indicate that the lake supports and sustains ground water recharge, drinking water, agricultural use, industrial use, ecological water availability and provides employment to 60% population of Udaipur.
Jag Mandir’s history begins with the Maharana Karan Singh’s benevolence shown to Emperor Shahjahan (1605–1627). Shahjahan, before he was crowned as Mughal Emperor, was known during his young days as Prince Khurram. As Khurram, he rebelled against his father Emperor Jahangir in 1623, because he wanted to be the heir to the Mughal throne. Faced with danger of getting thwarted in his campaign, he sought refuge in Mewar Kingdom at Udaipur where he was given safe haven by the then Maharana Karan Singh (it is said that this courtesy was extended because Khurram’s mother was a Rajput Hindu lady). He was initially kept in the City Palace along with his wife Mumtaz Mahal and his two sons, Prince Dara and Prince Aurangzeb. Later they were shifted to the Gul Mahal, as a safe refuge, in the midst of the lake (this place since then has also been called Khurram’s Palace). Gul Mahal is a domed pavilion that was specially built for Khurram by Maharana Karan Singh. It was later enlarged by his son Jagat Singh into a huge palace and named as the Jag Mandir palace. Khurram remained under Mewar’s protection during 1623–1624
A park is going to be open for children in gangu kund . the process of developement is on process . Mr. Gulabchand katariya will visit this park today .Share
Wushu Competition 12 Jan to 14 Jan Held In UdaipuR under mushtheek hanuman trust . Chief guest of the function were Shree Lal singh jhala and Shree Rajni Dangi . All the players played the game in the supportive way . Virat Panth , Yash Garg , Arpit Joshi , Abu Khan .Share
Cam-pan supported by : Neeta and Sangeeta Maam , Darshit Shah , Jagrati Gohel , Hiren Trivedi
UdaipuRThinkinG Cam-pan “Aakrosh” started From Dental Hostel of udaipur today, where all girls and women show their anger against delhi rape case on papers which will be send to P.M.O. office by udaipurthinking team . Girls also wrote their problems what they face in udaipur city and what changes they want in the city , so that udaipur can become a crime free city . Tomorrow sukhadiya circle is the place where you can be a part of our Aakrosh Campan at 1:00 P.M.
Interview supported by : Hiren Trivedi , Darshit Shah ,parsh patel , parthik doshi , viraj chauhan , yash parikh
Today it was the day when whole udaipur stand together on fatehsagar pal protesting for justice in Delhi Rape case. Firstly, a candle march was done by girls of St. Merry’s school , udaipur and a act was also performed by the students against rape . After that a combined march by ABVP Udaipur , Pacific University and other organizations of udaipur took place .The Fatehsagar pal today was full of people with just these words “WE WANT JUSTICE” . Here are the views of the people who joined the candle march today :-
Unnati Suthar a student of pacific university said that the six people who were involve in rape case should be hang on till death .
Aarti patel said that public transportation should get improve , like there should be a GPS system in all the buses and no black glasses on cars .
Pragati jain said ” Safety of girls should be main priority in all the cities .”
Sapna Upadhyay said that every criminal is not possible to hang till death but the Govt. should make some hard rules that nobody repeats that crime again .
Neelu Sharma ( Lecturer in B.N. college ) said Charity begans at home , every parent should teach their son not to get involve in such crime . (continue reading…)
Bollywood wedding going to take place on 8 december of Aarya Babbar is pospond in (jagmandir) Udaipur due to death of his grandfather ” Kushaal Kumar” , new dates of wedding will be release soon . Preparations of the wedding is started in Jagmandir , Devigarh Palace , Fatehgarh Palace . Arya Babbar ” Son of film actor Raj Babbar ” will marry his friend theater artist Srushti in Jagmandir (UdaipuR) .Share