Agresen ki Baoli is designated as Protected Monument by The ASI or The Archaeological Survey of India under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remain Act of 1958. It is also known as Ugrasen ki Baoli. It is 15 meters wide and 60 meters long historical step well on Hailey Road. It is believed that it was originally built by legendary king Agrasen due to unavailability of its historic records. It was also rebuilt by the Agrawal Community in the 14th Century leaving traces of its origion to Maharaja Agrasen.
What does Baoli Mean?
Baoli also known as bawdi or baori or bauri is a hindi word. Step wells in Rajasthan and Gujurat are known as baoli, vav, vavadi, bavadi and vavdi. In Ancient India. temple step wells and water temples were built. In Dholavira, we have the earliest form of reservoir and step well built in India which was built as far back as the Indus Valley Civilisation.
Architechture of Agresen ki Baoli :-
The Baoli is amongs few of its kind in Delhi and it is with 108 steps. It contains a three level visible part. Each level on both sides is lined up with arched niches. In Tughlaq periao, the baoli was rebuilt.
In Delhi, the Anangtai Baoli is the oldest one which is situated in Mehrauli. IT was also known as Yoginpura. It was built by a Rajput King Anang Pal II of Tomara dynasty in 10th century.Follow us on Social Media: