The Forgotten Marvels – Lotus Mahal & Elephant stables

Lotus mahal

This is a 2 storeyed structure. One can notice that this is a blend of Indian and Islamic architectural styles. Interesting part of this building is the ceiling which consists of a number of vaults and domes symmetrically arranged.The central bay has plain flat coffered ceiling decorated with a lotus bud at the centre. Out of 9 pyramidal sikharas the central one is the tallest. This is also known as chitrangini mahal.

Lotus Mahal, Hampi

The central Sikhara is the tallest among the nine sikharas. This is also known as chitrangini mahal.

Elephant stables:

This long and lofty building has 11 chambers with dignified entrances. The center one is specially decorated and big. Probably the musicians and the associated band troupes had been using this during ceremonies involving elephant processions.

This is a blend of indo Islamic style architecture

This is a blend of indo Islamic style architecture..

Elephant stables, Hampi  (1) The guards’ barracks are located right next to the elephant stables. Which are now used as an exhibition hall.

Exhibition hall which displays some artefacts..

Exhibition hall which displays artefacts..

Vijayanagara Empire is the never to be forgotten empire where the time stands still..Go and experience the amazing feel. It was just like time travel for us.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s