AMBER FORT – legacy of Jaipur
First courtyard is the main entrance to the palace grounds. Near to the fort’s Ganesh Gate, temple dedicated to Sila Devi is perceived at the entrance of the palace of Amber which is near to the fort’s Ganesh Gate. Sila Devi is goddess of Chaitanya beliefs which was presented to Maharaja Man Singh after defeating Maharaja of Jessore, Bengal.
Second courtyard is up the main stairway of the first level courtyard consist of Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience). Diwan-i-aam consists of 27 colonnades, each mounted with elephant capital which includes galleries above it.
Ganesh Gate is the pole which was named after Hindu lord Ganesha is entitled as the entrance to the private palace of the Maharajas. It includes the three level structure which leads to the private quarters of the royal family which was built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh named as Diwan-i-Khaas (or the hall of private audience). Above the gate, was the Suhag Mandir, from where the females of the royal family used to watch the functions which used to held in Diwan-i-aam(or the hall of public audience)
The main attractions in the third courtyard include:
Garden: The garden is located between jai Temple on the east and Sukh Niwas on the west. The pattern of the garden resembles to that of Mughal gardens.
Tripolia Gate: Tripolia gate is the three gate access to the palace from the west. The three directions open to Jaleb Chowk, Man Singh Palace and Zenana Deorhi.
Lion Gate: ‘Lion Gate' was once a guarded gate which leads in to the private quarters in the palace premises.
The fourth courtyard includes the Zenana region of the palace where queens with their mistress use to reside. It was a residence for queen’s mothers and king’s consorts as well along with their female attendants.
Amber Site Scene
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