Vijaya Stamba, the Tower of Victory

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The historical monument Vijaya Stamba is situated within the Chittor Fort complex in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, a state in India. Vijaya Stamba is also known as the Tower of Victory. The site holds significant cultural and historical value in association with its rulers, Rajputans at that time. Vijay Stamba is a UNESCO-approved world heritage site offering a historical insight into the rich cultural and architectural marvels of mediaeval India.

History and architecture

kailasa temple ellora caves 1Maharana Kumbha of the Mewar dynasty built the Vijaya Stamba in 1448 AD. The construction of the structure was done to honour his victory over Mahmud Khilji’s unified forces from Malwa and Gujarat. The tower honours the military and architectural splendour of the Mewar era; it stands for the pride, valour, and glory of the Rajput warriors in their victories.

The tower is a nine-story building made of red sandstone and white marble, standing at a height of approximately 37 meters. It is characterised by traditional Rajput carvings, balconies, and a pyramidal roof.


The tower symbolises the valour and triumph of the Mewar kingdom. One of the myths followed on Vijaya Stamba is that it is guarded by spirits who look out for the safety of its inmates and protect the people from invaders.

Following another legend, Maharana Kumbha is said to have constructed the tower as a tribute to his consort or loving queen, which motivated him to start on the enormous task of building it.

Things to do

  • One of Rajasthan’s main tourist destinations is the Vijaya Stamba, which is also close to the Chittor Fort. By climbing to the top of the tower, visitors can take in panoramic views of the surroundings and gain knowledge of the area’s historical significance via educational exhibits and guided tours.
  • Look out for any light and sound performances. A captivating audiovisual experience is offered by these shows, which often narrate the history and stories around the fort.
  • The neighboring Chittorgarh sights, like the Meera Temple, the Rana Kumbha Palace, and the Kirti Stambha (Tower of Fame), are other tourist attractions.

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