84-Pillared Cenotaph is an umbrella situated at Devapura to the south of Bundi town in Rajasthan. Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri, as it is also known, was constructed in the year 1683 by the Maharaja of Bundi, Rao Raja Anirudh in memory of his nurse, Deva, under whose love and guidance the prince grew up. He was very fond of Deva, thus he constructed 84-Pillared Cenotaph in her honor. It is also widely known as "Music Maharani's Chhatri. It is said, that one cannot count all the 84 beams at a time.
The umbrella is a double storied structure that is beautifully decorated with artistic figures depicting the art that was prevalent back then. At the upper level, the core chattri is supported with 16 pillars. This umbrella consists of 4 chattri placed on the 4 corners of the structure. At the lower level of 84-Pillared Cenotaph, a large Shiv Linga is placed which is protected by a marvelously adorned roof top that stands strong with the support of 84 pillars. These pillars together are called “chaurasi khamba”. Thus, the name 84-Pillared Cenotaph has been given to the structure.
Over the period, a section of Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri has been damaged. But this in no way dampens the spirit of the tourists who visit this sight in large number to be a part of its history. 84 Pillar Cenotaph is a very important tourism sight in Bundi.
Best time to visit
During the winter season for obvious reason to avoid the scorching heat of Rajasthan. The place remains open for tourists from 9:00 Am to 5: PM.