Jaswant Thada 

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The Jaswant Thada is a cenotaph located in Jodhpur,. It was built by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur State in 1899 in memory of his father, Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, and serves as the cremation ground for the royal family of Marwar.
The mausoleum is built out of intricately carved sheets of white marble. These sheets are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when illuminated by the sun.
The cenotaph’s grounds feature carved gazebos, a tiered garden, and a small lake. There are three other cenotaphs in the grounds. The cenotaph of Maharaja Jaswant Singh displays portraits of the rulers and Maharajas of Jodhpur
With the imposing white marble and absolute beauty, this landmark in Jodhpur leaves you awestruck. Jaswant Thada is enriched with its amazing grandeur, beautiful gardens and intricately carved facades.

The passage to this structure is through rocky hills giving it an isolated and a mystic aura. The main memorial has been built like a temple with intricately marble stone carvings, and impressive sculptures, frescos, domes and pillars. The carvings on the memorial and the thin and polished stones make the outside surface of the monument gives out a warm radiance when the sunrays fall on it.

The section of the monument dedicated to the queens who sacrificed their lives on the pyre of Maharaja Jaswant Singh is something to look for. Dancing figures adorn the pillars of this section and speak volumes about the artistic hand of the sculptors who worked on it. The beautiful portraits that adorn the interiors and the intricate ‘jali’ work on the monument at the Jaswant Thada are another attraction of this wonderful monument.