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Introduction Of Agrasen Ki Baoli.

Agrasen ki Baoli (also known as Ugrasen ki Baodi), designated a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI).
Agrasen ki Baoli, it is believed that it was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen, and the present architecture hints at it being rebuilt in the 14th century during the Tughlag period of Delhi Sultanate. The Baoli is open daily from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

Agrasen ki Baoli History

However, many historians suggest that it was constructed during the period of the Mahabharata by none other than the legendary king of Agroha, named Maharaja Agrasen. Ugrasen ki Baoli was built to serve not only as a water reservoir but also as a community place.
This Baoli, with 108 steps, is among a few of its kind in Delhi. The visible parts of this historical step well consist of three levels. Each level is lined with arched niches on both sides.
Baoli or bawdi, also referred to as baori or bauri, is a Hindi word (from Sanskrit wapi or vapi, vapika). In Rajasthan and Gujarat the words for step well include baoli, bavadi, vav, vavdi and vavadi. 

Water temples and temple step wells were built in ancient India. The earliest forms of step well and reservoir were also built in India in places like Dholavira as far back as the Indus Valley Civilisation.

What does Baoli mean?

baoli is a reservoir in which water can be stored. It is also a source of groundwater. Numerous tanks and baolis were commissioned by the ruling clans in which water was collected mainly during the rainy season and was then used throughout the year by the people in the neighborhood.

What called Baolis?

Baolis are stepwells in which water is reached by going down a set of steps. They are common in the arid parts of western India such as Rajasthan.

How many Baoli are there in Delhi?

There are 14 Baolis which you can trace around the city of Delhi. The order of the list is according to accessibility with a vehicle.

Who invented the Stepwell?

The name Rajon ki Baoli is believed to be not after Kings (Raja) but masons. Why it was named after masons is not yet truly known, though there are many stories.

Supposedly built in 1516 by Daulat Khan and restored in the early 2000s, the stepwell is a grand structure both in terms of scale and architecture.

Which is the largest and deepest Stepwell?

Constructed in 800 AD, Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over the 13 levels. It extends approximately 60 ft into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest step-wells in India. The largest and the most beautiful stepwell in India (even in the world).

Where does the water from the well come from?

Well water comes from sources beneath the Earth’s surface known as groundwater, which includes porous water-bearing formations as well as underground springs. Additionally, the means of bringing the water up out of the well to the surface is a part of where the well water comes from.

Which movie was filmed Agarsen ki Baoli?

Various Bollywood films such as the blockbuster film PK starring Amir Khan and Sultan starring Salman Khan. It was also featured in the 2017 Sridevi thriller Mom

There have also been reports of the Baoli being haunted. In 2012, a photo-shoot of Formula One models also took place here.

 The stepwell also appeared in the second episode of  The Amazing Race Australia in 2012.

How Can I Go To Agrasen Ki Baoli?

It is easy to reach Agrasen ki Baoli as it is easily accessible from the metro. The nearest metro station to the monument is the Barakhamba Road or Rajiv Chowk metro station.

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