Years back due to the water crisis, the semi-arid regions of Gujarat & Rajasthan were called dry states. Water was the most primitive source of existence, where every second lady of the houses had to walk miles in the sweltering heat to fetch water. Construction of a step-well in such a region was like a boon and a blessing for the people.
Rana Veer Singh, King of the Vaghela Dynasty ruled the territory known as Dandai desh during that time, A good-natured ruler, whose first priority was always the people living in his kingdom. During the 15th Century, Veer Singh began the construction of a large and deep stepwell to alleviate the misery of water.
Rani Rudabai or Roopba – wife of Rana Veer Singh was extremely beautiful just like her name (which means powerful and graceful) and was famous for her chastity. Roopba was very generous to the people living in the kingdom just like the King.
Before the completion of the project, the region was attacked by Mohammed Begda, the Muslim ruler of the neighboring kingdom. Rana Veer Singh gets killed in the battle against Begda and the territory lands under the hands of the enemy invader.