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Chetak Smarak

Memorial to the horse Chetak

Chetak Smarak, also called Chetak Samadhi, is a memorial to Rana Pratap's famed steed Chetak, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The horse died of battle wounds after helping the Rana effect a miraculous escape from the Battle of Haldighati. The memorial is said to have been built at the spot that Chetak died.[1]

It is situated in the Aravalli hills in the lake district of Rajsamand, at the village of Balicha. In 2003, the shrine was declared a Monument of National Importance in Rajasthan by the Archaeological Survey of India.[1]

It is an interesting little place with an old museum dedicated to the battle, and a new one coming up close by. It can be reached easily by road, about 4 km from the temple town of Nathdwara.

Coordinates: 24°53′12″N 73°41′29″E / 24.886743°N 73.6912707°E / 24.886743; 73.6912707

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Chetak Samadhi". Jaipur Circle. Archaeological Survey of India. Retrieved 16 November 2016.