City Palace

Jaipur City Palace Silver Vessel

Jaipur City Palace

City Palace is located in the capital of Rajasthan, Pink City.  The City Palace of Jaipur or the main palace is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. City palace is one of the most famous palaces in Pink city. At the city palace, the royal family lived for many decades. It shows the royal architecture and the traditions of the royal families. The vast palace complex occupies one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur. Originally this palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of the Kachhwaha clan of Rajputs, additions have been made to the palace complex by many of his successors.Jaipur City Palace is a major tourist attraction and is also a major landmark of Pink City, Rajasthan.

Mubarak Mahal is one of the Mahals in City Palace. This Mahal is also known as the Auspicious Palace. The entrance of the gate is in marble and beautifully carved and the doors are attached to heavy brass gates. It is a dazzling large Haveli which is famous for its structural charm. This haveli contains spacious rooms in it and the most attractive thing in this haveli is the reception hall, which has lovely things of Murals in it. Its regal outlook is seen in the ornamental pillars of it and its highly carved furniture. Mubarak Mahal contains the textiles and arms museum in it, where the ornaments and the dresses of the earlier Rajas are kept which gives the tourists the tremendous look. You can see a fabulous gateway here which directly takes out to the Diwan-I-Khas. Diwan-I-Khas is an open hall. The tourist here can see the two silver vessels and admire them which are kept on for display here. The pair of fantastically expensive water containers are located in the centre of the Maharaja's City Palace in the private audience hall, the Diwan-i-Khas. Mubarak Mahal is the Palace of welcoming the tourists in the City Palace.

City-Palace-18These two gigantic silver vessels raise the beauty of this Mahal. These vessels are 5.2 feets long as well as they weigh 340 kgs , with a capacity of storing 4000 liters in it. It is said that they melted 14000 silver coins without soldering to make those vessels. Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II who was a pious King wanted to take the holy water of Ganga while he was going to England in the year 1901. Being devoted to Hindu he could not drink English or we can say foreign water. According to him drinking foreign water is a sin so he carried Ganga water along with him.

They were created over a two year period between 1894 and 1896 by two Jaipur silversmiths. The pair of silver water jars avoided the use of soldering sections together, so they are considered as a solid single piece of silver.

These silver vessels are made just to serve the purpose of carrying water with him and now these vessels are also recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the World's largest silver vessels. They were names as Gangajelies as these vessels are made to carry Ganga water in it.

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