Front view of the chhatri or cenotaph of Amar Singh, Ahar, near Udaipur
Photographer: Baudesson, O.S.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the chhatri or cenotaph of Amar Singh, Ahar, near Udaipur in Rajasthan, taken by O.S. Baudesson in 1882, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Udaipur was established as the new capital of Mewar state by Maharana Udai Singh (r.1567-72) of the Sisodia Rajputs, after the sack of Chittorgarh by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1567. The cenotaphs at Ahar are the memorials of the Rajput rulers of Udaipur. The chhatri of Amar Singh (died 1621) is the most remarkable and has a basement decorated with friezes and a quadruple-faced image in the middle.