Mandore Gardens, Rajasthan, India

Mandore Gardens, Rajasthan, India

Mandore is an ancient town, and was the seat of thePratiharas of Mandavyapura, who ruled the region in the 6th century CE. The rulers of this dynasty probably became vassals of the imperialGurjara-Pratiharas.[1] After the disintegration of the Gurjara-Pratihara empire, one branch of Pratiharas continued to rule at Mandore. In 1395 CE, a princess of this branch married Rao Chunda ofRathore clan. Rao Chunda received the Junagarh fort in Mandore in dowry, and moved his capital to the site. The town remained the Rathore capital until 1459 CE, whenRao Jodha shifted his capital to the newly founded city ofJodhpur.[2]

Mandore was the capital of the erstwhile princely state ofMarwar (Jodhpur State), before moving to Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur.[3]


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