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Overview of Gujri Mahal

Featured in this video is the overview of Gujri Mahal at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh State, India. Built in the fifteenth century by Raja Man Singh Tomer, Gujri Mahal embodies his love for his 9th wife Mrignayani. During one of his hunting expeditions Man Singh happened to meet a courageous gujri (name of a community) woman named Nanni who was fighting with wild buffaloes. Impressed by her courage the king decided to marry her. Since his other wives opposed to this move Raja built a separate palace, Gujri Mahal, for Nanni. He changed her name to Mrignanayani since her eyes reminded that of a deer. Mrignayani in Hindi means one who has the eyes of a deer.