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Hawa Mahal Presentation

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Hawa Mahal Presentation

  1. 1. <ul><li>Submitted to: </li></ul><ul><li>Birva Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>Submitted by: </li></ul><ul><li>Dhara Desai (02) </li></ul><ul><li>Vijay Limbasiya (14) </li></ul>
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION <ul><li>Hawa Mahal is the most popular monument of Jaipur, located in the Tripolia Bazaar in the west of GPO. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also known as &quot;The Palace of Winds&quot; and was built in 1799 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh (grand son of Sawai Jai Singh and son of Sawai Madhoo Singh). </li></ul><ul><li>Sawai Pratap Singh was a great devotee of Lord Krishna and he dedicated this mahal to the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>The exterior wall of Hawa Mahal looks like a mukut (crown), which adorns Lord Krishna's head. </li></ul><ul><li>The hawa mahal is the extension to the “ Zenana Quarters” and the main motive behind the making of Hawa Mahal was to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the everyday life and royal processions of the city. </li></ul>
  3. 3. ARCHITECTURE <ul><li>Lal Chand Usta was the architect of the Hawa Mahal. </li></ul><ul><li>Constructed in pink sandstone, Hawa Mahal is intricately carved and bordered with white motives. </li></ul><ul><li>Motifs and carvings designed on the walls of the Hawa Mahal are proof of the efforts, dedication and skillfulness of the artists of that period. </li></ul><ul><li>This five-story, pyramid-shaped structure endorses 953 small peepholes. </li></ul><ul><li>Each peephole has tiny lattice worked (jali) pink windows and arched roofs with hanging cornices. </li></ul>
  4. 4. architecture <ul><li>Its façade makes Hawa Mahal look more like a screen than a palace. </li></ul><ul><li>The uppermost three stories are just a single room thick but at the base are two courtyards. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a fifty-foot high thin shield, less than a foot in thickness, but has over 900 niches and a mass of semi-octagonal bays, carved sandstone grills. </li></ul><ul><li>The pyramidal outline of the structure has one characteristic feature of architecture - symmetry, and, as in Jain temples, uses repetition of motifs to great enhancement of beauty and looks. </li></ul>
  5. 5. INTERIORS <ul><li>The interiors of Hawa Mahal are stark and plain with a mass of pillars and passages that lead to the top storey. </li></ul><ul><li>The upper floors are reached through a ramp rather than the regular stairs, a device to facilitate movement of palanquins carried by servants which is a less tiresome way . </li></ul>
  6. 6. STRUCTURE <ul><li>The entrance of Hawa Mahal is beautifully adorned with a stately door that opens into a spacious courtyard. </li></ul><ul><li>The entrance to Hawa Mahal is from City Palace side. </li></ul><ul><li>The beautifully carved doors open into the courtyard of Hawa Mahal, surrounded by double storeyed building on three sides. </li></ul><ul><li>The exotic monument also boosts an archeological museum. </li></ul><ul><li>Only the eastern wing has three more storeys above, which are just a single room thick. No regular stairs to reach the upper floors, but only ramps. </li></ul>
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