Posted by: Brad Beaman | December 28, 2011

Photo Essay, Mahadji Shinde Chatri

Mahadji Shinde Chatri (Mahadhaji Maharaj Shinde Chhatrie) in Pune is around the corner from Sacred Heart town in Wanowrie (Wanawadi) .

 The construction began in 1830 and finished in 1910.

This was built in memory of the Maratha warrior Mahadji Shinde who was military general between 1760 and 1780.

Outside looking in

Mahadaji was instrumental in resurrecting Maratha power after the debacle of the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761, and rose to become a trusted lieutenant of the Peshwa, leader of the Maratha Confederacy, as well as the Mughal emperor Shah Alam II.

Mahadaji Shinde (1730–February 12, 1794), was a Maratha ruler of the state of Gwalior in central India.

During Mahadji Shinde’s reign, Gwalior became the leading state in the Maratha Confederacy and one of the foremost military powers in India.

Samadhi (memorial) of Shrimant Mahadji Shinde

It is maintained by Sindhia Devasthan Trust, Gwalior.

The architecture  reflects Rajasthani style.

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