Man Singh Tomar
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|Raja Man Singh Tomar|
|The Ruler of Gwalior|
|Reign||1486 A.D. - 1516 A.D.|
|Spouse||Gurjar queen Mrignayani|
Raja Man Singh Tomar was born to Raja Kalyanmall Tomar of Gwalior. He ruled for over 30 years. The three generation of Gwalior Rajput Tomar/Tanwar dynasty died in the battle of Haldighati.
Raja Man Singh was a great warrior and great patron of music. One of the nine gems of his court was Tansen. He was patron of Dhrupad gharana. The word Dhrupad is the Hindi form of the original Sanskrit, Dhruvapada, a combination of Dhruva = structured or rigid and Pada = word. He was pivotal in replacing Sanskrit with Hindi in music.
In 15th century Rajput king Man Singh Tomar Built Gujari Mahal a monument of love for his Gujari queen,Mrignayani who belong from Gurjar Community and his descendants known as Tomar clan Gurjars.
The 15th century Gujari Mahal is a monument of love by Raja Man Singh Tomar for his Gurjari queen, Mrignayani. After he had wooed her after promise to fullfill his three wishes. Mrignayani demanded a separate palace with a constant water supply from the River Rai, she demanded to be always with the king in war. The outer structure of the Gurjari Mahal has survived in an almost total state of preservation, the interior has been now converted into an archaeological Museum.
Within Gwalior Fort, also built by Raja Mansingh Tomar, is the Man Mandir Palace, built between 1486 and 1517.
- Chob Singh Verma , The glory of Gwalior, page 68
- Girīśa Caturvedī, Sarala Jag Mohan, Tansen, page 20
- Ritwik Sanyal, Richard Widdess, Dhrupad: tradition and performance in Indian music, page 48
- R. Nath, Islamic architecture and culture in India, page 63