5th DAY – INDIA – JAIPUR –AMBER FORT – GANESH POL AND JAI MANDIR

by Antonio Gil September. 17, 2015 2738 views

Ganesh Pol has an alluring image of elephant headed god. And the interesting fact is that Lord Ganesha is not put in the traditional style but in profile. This was built to access the private sections of the Amber Palace by the royals. It is one among the marvels of the dignified palace. The typical traditional ornaments are embedded on the gate which is worth watching in the entire fort.
The most beautiful structure in the Amber Fort is Jai Mandir .it is double floored and covered with white marble pavilion which overlooks the third courtyard garden , The Aram Bagh. It was built by Jai Singh I in the 17th century and is divided in three parts: the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of the Private Audience) on the ground floor, a hall named Sheesh Mahal (Glass Palace) adjacent to Diwan-i-Khas, and the Jas Mandir (Hall of Glory) on the upper floor. The interior of Jai Mandir is well decorated. All the walls and roofs of the three parts are covered with small mirror pieces and also with white marbles. Secret meetings of Maharajas were held in these three parts. The lower portion of Jai Mandir is Glass Palace or “Sheesh Mahal”. This is the private lining area of the male members of the royal family and court. The sides of the interior walls are decorated with glass pieces and floral petals.

http://www.amberfort.org/ [amberfort.org]

♫♫ GANESH POL 2 ♫♫ [youtube.com]

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Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 1 month ago

I am enjoying looking through your recent posts. I hope you will forgive the lack of comments each day. My head seems to be somewhere else at the moment but I am sure I will soon be my usual self again. Thanks for keeping me entertained and impressed by this wonderful architecture, and memories of India.

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Jay Boggess 5 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful captures of these intricate decorations. Love the HDR! Fascinating info & such fitting music! Thanks!

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Larry Sample 5 years, 1 month ago

Again you show me the world! Thank you my friend!

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Jesslyn Jocom 5 years, 1 month ago

Love the details in #2.

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Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 1 month ago

Clean cut, polished and seems a pity to have visitors walking on such a clean floor.

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Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 1 month ago

What a wonderful places!!!!

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