About Ancient Stepwells Of Adi-kadi Vav And Navghan Kuwo
Legend has it that the king ordered a stepwell to be built and workers excavated down into this hard stone, but no water was found. The royal priest said that water would only be found if two unmarried girls were sacrificed.Adi and Kadi were the unlucky ones chosen for this and after their sacrifice, water was found. People still hang cloth and bangles on a tree near this step well in their memory.
Partly hewn out of soft rock and partly built up structurally , Navghan Kuwo , 52 m deep , has winding stairs that lead down to the water level spiral around the well shaft itself, which is also very uncommon. The water from Navghan Kuwo is what allowed Uparkot to withstand many long sieges.