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- World Heritage Jaipur City Established 18 November 1827 By Sawai Jai Singh, World’s Last Ashwamedh Yagya Was Held In Jaipur, The Stepwell Was Filled With Ghee For Havan,
Jaipur11 hours agoWriters: Vishnu Sharma
18th century Jaipur.
Jaipur, settled on 18 November 1727, has turned 294 years old today. The boundary of Jaipur, built in the shape of a chessboard, was 9 miles, which was built in nine squares based on the architecture on the Navnidhi principle of the nine planets in the universe. Many scholars including astrologer Pandit Jagannath Samrat, Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Rajguru Ratnakar Pondrik had laid the foundation for the establishment of Jaipur at Gangapol.
At the time of laying the foundation of this beautiful city, Sawai Jai Singh (II) had performed the Ashwamedha Yagya. According to historians, this was the last of the world and the first Ashwamedha Yagya of Kaliyuga.
On the basis of the nine planets of the universe, Jaipur was arranged in nine quartets. In these, the royal family and government buildings were built in two quartets. In the remaining seven quartets, the common man was settled.
Siyasharan Lashkari, the founder of the Jaipur Foundation, says that the last Ashwamedha Yagya was performed by the Pandavas during the Mahabharata period, about five thousand years ago. Sawai Jai Singh had called special pundits from Gujarat to conduct the Yagya. These pandits were settled in Brahmapuri.
The foundation of Jaipur was laid at Gangapol under the presidency of Pandit Jagannath Samrat. In which about 1084 rupees were spent from the treasury of Amer. In the joy of laying the foundation, Emperor Jagannath was given eight bighas of land in Hathroi village. It is now called Hathroi Garhi near Ajmer Road.
In the Ashwamedha Yagya that lasted for a year and a half, 3 crore people were fed
The idol of Vardharajan (Lord Vishnu) was brought to Jaipur from South India for the Ashwamedha Yagya. It was brought by the then vassal, Heida Meena, by whose name today Heida’s peacock is recognized near Ramganj in Surajpol Bazar. According to Siyasharan Lashkari, the Ashwamedha Yagya lasted for about a quarter of a year. Then Sawai Raja Jaisingh and his wife had taken a pledge to jimane (get food) to 3 crore people. People were fed food till the completion of this yagya which lasted for about one and a half years.
The 300-year-old yagyashala ki Baori is located in the old settlement. It is said that the main pool of Ashwamedha Yagya was built near this. Here the stepwell was filled with ghee.
In the yagya, Ganesha of clay was established by making a fort on the hill, named Garh Ganesh
There are also legends that at that time a green snake of 52 hands i.e. about 65 feet used to come and sit at a fixed place at the Yagya every day. After that he was never seen. Lord Vishnu was worshiped in the Yagya. The temple of Lord Vardharajan is located in front of Jalmahal on Amer Road today. Similarly, the idol of Ganesha made of clay was made in the Yagya.
Earthen Ganesha was worshiped in the Ashwamedha Yagya. After the completion of the Yagya, building a fort on the top of the Aravalli hill in the north and established Ganesh ji, which is today called Garh Ganesh Mandir.
After the completion of the yagya, the idol of Lord Ganesha was placed in Jaipur on the top of the Aravalli ranges in the north. Today this place is famous as Garh Ganesh. According to Lashkari, Lord Shiva was also worshiped in the havan. Today that idol is in Brahmapuri, which is famous as Jageshwar Mahadev Temple. At the same time, the statue of Hanuman ji was installed in front of the Jalmahal. Which is the temple of Kale Hanuman ji.
Even today, there is a symbol at the place of the main pool near the stepwell of the Yagyashala. In which now there is a temple of Hanuman ji. For eight generations, priests have been doing seva puja here.
The stepwell was filled with ghee for the yajna, named Yagya Shala’s stepwell
The “Pradhan Kund” for this Ashwamedha Yagya was built under the Nahargarh fort in the old settlement. Here, a stepwell was built. It is said that this stepwell was filled with ghee for the sacrifice. Even today that place is known as the stepwell of the Yagya school. At the same time, where the main Yagya Kund was near the stepwell, Lord Hanuman ji and Lord Ram are seated in the form of Thakur ji.
Here, there is also a symbol. According to Lashkari, about 10 years before independence, the tunnel was found during excavation under Tripolia Gate. In which the posts and paintings of Ashwamedha Yagya came out. They were kept in a special seal by the royal family.
At the time of the establishment of Jaipur, Surajpol was built in the east and Chandrapol Gate (Chandpole) in the west. View of Chandpole Gate 200 years ago
The former royal family of Jaipur is associated with Lord Rama’s son Kush.
Let us tell you that the former royal family of Jaipur is associated with the descendants of Lord Rama. It is said that Maharaja Padmanabha of the erstwhile royal family is the 309th generation of Kush, the eldest son of Lord Rama. The capital of Kush used to be Rohitashgarh in Bihar. From here their generations reached a place named Narwar in Madhya Pradesh. From there he came to Dausa. Then the kings of Kachhwaha dynasty ruled in Ramgarh. After this he reached Amer and made it his capital. After this, in 1727, the foundation was laid for the establishment at Gangapol in Jaipur.
The description of Ashwamedha Yagya is recorded in the pages of history. In which it is said that a girl was born at the end of the Yagya, who spoke about the past and the future. Later, she became invisible. Similarly, a green serpent 52 cubits long was summoned.
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