Sati Hands

Beside one of the gates to the Junagarh Fort, Bikaner District, Rajasthan are the hand prints of women who committed sati when their husbands died in battle while defending the fort.

In other cases hand prints were made by wives and mistresses  before throwing themselves [or being thrown] on the funeral pyre of their husband or master.  When Maharajah Ajit Singh died in 1731, six of his wives and 58 concubines died on his funeral pyre.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur.

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