adalaj-vav

Adalaj vav Built in 1499 by Queen Rudabai, wife of the Vaghela chief, Veersinh, this five-storey stepwell was not just a cultural and utilitarian space, but also a spiritual refuge.first create in patan rani ki vav and than after built adalaj vav. The designs on its walls and pillars include, leaves, flowers, birds, fish and other breathtaking ornamental designs very beautiful and nice. It is believed that villagers would come everyday in the morning to fill water, offer prayers to the deities carved into the walls and interact with each other in the cool shade of the adalaj vav.Adalaj vav was four-level well is dug directly into the water table, exposing fresh and clean water that rose and fell according the seasons and the amount of rainfall. this area around Adlaj was known as Dandai Desh and was ruled by Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela dynasty. Around this time, Mohammed Begda, a Muslim ruler of a neighboring state attacked Dandai Desh and killed Rana Veer Singh. The beauty of the slain king’s widow, Rani Roopba, enamored Mohammed Begda who sent her a proposal of marriage. The heartbroken but determined queen agreed to the proposal on the condition that he complete a five-storied step-well (vav) for her. The Muslim ruler, enticed by the charm of the queen, readily agreed.