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Junagarh means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Source: Knowledge Traditions & Practices of India: Architecture (2): Medieval & Colonial Architecture

Junagarh is the name of a Fort (durga) constructed by the Rajputs: creative builders who erected some of the most illustrious and impressive forts and palaces throughout northern India.—The Junagarh fort, located in Bikaner, is one of the most impressive fort complexes in India. It was built by Raja Rai Singh in 1588. It is one of those few forts that are not built on a hilltop. There are 37 red sandstones (Dulmera) and marble inside the premises of the fort, which include palaces with intricately carved windows, beautiful balconies, towers, temples and pavilions.

The highlights of the Junagarh fort are Candra Mahal, decorated beautifully with mirrors, paintings and carved marble panels, the Phūl Mahal, the Karan Mahal and the multi-storeyed Anūp Mahal, which was once used as the governance chambers for the rulers.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as mythology, zoology, royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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