Every time I visit a place, I lose myself to discover a new me. Nothing to me is more captivating than self-discovery. Sometimes, I wonder: is the world really small, as I did bump into a long-lost friend at the least-travelled destinations? Eureka!
Residence of the villagers under Mayasuara
Yes, Eureka! After a long search, I never imagined that I could find the place which actually I read & thought that it was epic but NO…I searched, and looked, astonished that I last found the place; Palace of Mandodari, wife of Great Villain King Ravana & daughter of Mayasura & Hema. Mandodari is the queen consort of Ravana, the king of Lanka, according to the Hindu epic Ramayana. The Ramayana describes Mandodari as beautiful, pious, and righteous. She is extolled as one of the Panchakanya (“five virgins”), the recital of whose names is believed to dispel sin.
Palace of Mandodari
It is believed that Mandodari hailed from Mandore, which was the ancient capital of Jodhpur state. We found a lot of proof that Mandodari exists there.
My camera was constantly on the job. Captured as many pictures as I can.
The entire estate of Mayasura.
The bridge between us & them 🙂
My Epic tour Journey starts and next is Jodhpur & never ends………
37 thoughts on “Ramayana Tour-Palace of Mandodari; Wife of King Ravana”
Great shots =)
Thank you dear 🙂
Beautiful photos and an intriguing post. You are one of my favourite travel bloggers. Keep inspiring.
Thank you sooo very much… An excellent travel blogger like you appreciated my post..it means a lot to me 🙂
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Thank uuuuu soo much 🙂
You are welcome.
http://maverickbird.com/2015/02/01/spread-the-cheer/… sorry had sent a wrong link initially
its ok 🙂
Beautiful post, Pamela. SO you went on a trip and the the trip took you to a journey of its own? 😀
Absolutely right Jatin… The trip took me an epic journey..unbelievable goose bumping place
oh. this is interesting..so really ramayana is not an epic..hmm may be!
Yes, Ramayana is not an Epic..It has existence..& I already found prove 🙂
which is the near by city of this place i am planing to visit please share the travel guide
Hi, the nearby city is Jodhpur. Actually the place locates in Jodhpur city, named Mandore Garden.. Which is actually a huge place consisting with a lot of Cenotaphs and a hidden gem of epic story Ramayana (where wife of King Ravana lived)…
If you want to know more about Jodhpur , please visit : https://everycornerofworld.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/celebrated-new-year-at-jodhpur-the-city-of-magical-blue/
Wow,It feels great to learn about things at the most unexpected of places,nice post
Thank you so much 🙂
Such a beautiful read. Happt to gave visited this epic place through your post. Loved the pictures too.
Thank you so much
This sounds a fascinating place. Never knew that the origins of Mandodari were in Rajasthan. This place is something we would love to visit.
Yes,before visiting the place I too had little idea about Mandodary and May Danava place. But trust me its worth visit.
Wow this place looks fantastic! I would love to visit it some day!
Yes sure 🙂
Your post really transport us to the mythological era and your pictures really capture the essence of your post.
Thank yu so much
We recently complete our Udaipur trip and our next destination in Rajasthan is Jodhpur. We are planning to visit in this year only. And thanks for sharing this hidden gem and I am adding this place to things to do in Jodhpur.
Yes, please make a visit. Its worth 🙂
I had heard of Mandore but didn’t know that it also houses the palace of Mandodari. This is a nice find. Good to see bloggers like yourself educating the readers about the offbeat hidden gems of India. I will make sure I visit it on my next trip to Jodhpur, preferably in winters.
Yes,before visiting the place I too had little idea about Mandodary and May Danava place. But trust me its worth visit. Thank you so much for your valuable comment and I really like to visit the places with historical and mythological values.
Heard about Ravana wife but palace is unknown to me, indeed an epic journey
Loved the beautiful pictures! 😍 also, the way such hidden gems are explored and written about! It is really commendable.
Wonderful..Never knew any such place do exist. Love reading the post
Mandodari was an intriguing woman. We talk a lot about the other characters in Ramayana, but very less of her. I always wanted to visit Mandore to know more about her. Good that you visited there and told us the story. Nice post, Pamela!
Great post thanks for sharing.