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Jauhar, a ritual of mass suicide by immolation, was practiced at Chittaurgarh Fort at least twice (in 1303 and later in 1535). Rani Padhmini led 13,000 women to death, escaping dishonour by the invading army of the Sultan Alauddin.
Later, several thousand women under Rani Karanavati, facing attack by the Shah of Gujarat, followed the same path.
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