Amritavarshini Vav

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Amritavarshini Vav
Amritvarshini Vav, Ahmedabad.jpg
Amritavarshini Vav is located in Gujarat
Amritavarshini Vav
Location within Gujarat
General information
Architectural style Hindu and Islamic architecture
Town or city Ahmedabad
Country India
Coordinates 23°01′30″N 72°35′50″E / 23.02495°N 72.5972°E / 23.02495; 72.5972
Completed 1723
Technical details
Floor count Three storied stepwell
Designations S-GJ-1 (state protected monument since 1969)

Amritavarshini Vav, also known as Panchkuva Stepwell or Katkhuni Vav, is a stepwell near the Panchkuva Darwaja in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.


Panchkuva, literally five wells, area derived its name the five wells in the area. Amritavarshini vav was completed in 1723 as per Devanagari and Persian inscription ( Vikram Samvat 1779/A.H. 1135 ) in the stepwell. It was built by Raghunathdas, diwan to Haidar Quli Khan, who was the governor of Gujarat during his stay in the city in 1721–1722 for charitable purpose.[1][2][3]


Sparsely ornamented, Amriavarshini Vav is notable for its L-shaped plan and has simple design. It has three storeys and is more than 50 feet deep. The bracing arches have different shapes at the two storeys and in the kuta (pavilion tower) before the well shaft. It was declared a protected monument in 1969 and was conserved in 1999. It was recharged later by digging in 2004.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Menon, Lekha (November 18, 2004). "A 'step' in time". The Times of India. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ Mānekshāh Sorābshāh Commissariat (1957). A History of Gujarat: Mughal period, from 1573 to 1758. Longmans, Green & Company, Limited. p. 404. 
  3. ^ "Times of India Publications". Times of India Publications. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 12 January 2015.