Chand Baori - unique well
• Chand Baori - a unique well of
Chand Baori in the village Abaneri in the eastern part of Rajasthan in India is one of the main attractions in the country. This is one of the oldest water wells in Rajasthan and one of the biggest wells in the world.
Chand Baori is not like our usual wells. While here, he demanded and requires periodic maintenance and repair, as well as other wells.
External Chand Baori represents incredible square structure consisting of 13 layers of staircases connected along the walls 3500 numbering symmetrically spaced steps which lead to the bottom, at the 22 meter depth.
The well was built in the 9th century by King Chanda Nikumbha Dynasty to provide its surrounding areas a reliable source of water.
The well provided water to the inhabitants for centuries, have not yet been put into operation modern water supply system.
The green muddy water at the bottom of the well indicates that the well as a water source for the population is no longer used.
Today the well is a significant architectural object, which has more than 1000 years.
Now next to the well built temple and pilgrims from around the world can go down the stairs and wash their feet in the green muck.
Well also called Bavdi or Baori. The building itself is unique to India.
Of particular value are the steps that allow you to reach the bottom of the well.
Such a system of steps allowed just a lot of people have access to water at any time of the year, on either side.
It is true reason for the construction of complex structures is still not clear.
Some believe that the well was built to collect the water from runoff. Rajasthan - a rather dry place and every drop of water is worth its weight in gold.
Big well served as a huge crater, which fell into the water. As well it served as a place people gather. Locals often sat around or on the steps and cool in the intense heat. Closer to the well bottom temperature was 5-6 degrees below.