A new note of Rs 100 denomination is issued by The Reserve Bank of India which has a motif of 'Rani Ki Vav' on the reverse,
depicting the country's cultural heritage.
What is "Rani Ki Vav" ?
"Rani Ki Vav" a UNESCO's World Heritage Site since 2014 is situated on the banks of the Saraswati river in Patan,
Gujarat. 'Rani Ki Vav' a stepwell had bagged the title of 'cleanest iconic place' in India at the Indian
Rani ki vav, built as a memorial to an 11th-century king Bhima during the rule of the Chaulukya dynasty. It is a
distinctive form of subterranean water resource and storage systems.
"Rani Ki Vav", a masterpiece in craftsmen ability in stepwell construction is built in Maru-Gurjara architectural
style with an inverted temple, reflecting the mastery of the complex technique and great beauty of detail and proportions.
It has 500 principle and over a thousand minor sculptural panels of high artistic quality depicted on seven levels of
stairs, these sculptures are a combination of religious, mythological and secular imagery and often reference to literary
A rectangular tank 9.5M by 9.4M is also situated on the deepes level IV of the building, at a depth of 23M. A well is
also located at the westernmost end of the property and consists of a shaft 10 m in diameter and 30 m deep.