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An elaborate memorial monument in the shape of a two-storied Chhatri, which is a pillar dome, is situated on the Jhajjar road at the entrance to the farrukhnagar town.

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The most attractive feature of the place is the colorful Chitrakala that narrates the life of Lord Krishna carved on the ceiling of the monument. An inscription within the ceiling frescoes dates it to Vikram Samvat 1918, i.e. 1861 AD.

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It has eight arched openings on each floor and floral decorative designs. The Chattri has a pointed arched opening that makes the place bright and airy. It was also used as the Hawa Mahal.

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The monument was very vibrant at one point of time. As on date due to lack of maintenance and negligence the monument is surrounded by weeds all over. One can however still see and feel the extravagant architecture that was once done on it.

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The name (Sethani Ki Chhatri ) suggests that it belonged to a merchants wife.

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