Palace Of Fatehpur Sikri : The Architecture Of India

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The architectural monument I am writing on is “Palace of Fatehpur Sikri”, it is in India. It is an ancient monument built by Mughal Emperors. The building mode is the elemental building. There are many different components in this palace. The parti of the palace is “O”. The palace was well planned on the Persian principles. It is composition of many images, it is a palace, tomb, stable, cabin, fort, columns, stairs, towers and arch. This palace is located in the border of a city called Agra district, which falls in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. It was constructed mostly on 1571 to 1575. The architects of the palace are Tuhir Das and Dhruv Chawla. The palace is made up of sandstone and red stone, tis is how this place is so strong. The palace one of the best preserved collections of Indian Mughal architecture of India. The building was the idea of Akbar a Mughal emperor, he got the idea of building this palace from the Persian courts ceremonial built by the emperor’s ancestor named Timur. The palace has royal places for queen Jodhabai, king Akhbar and the kings secretary Birbal, harem, courts, private quarters , a mosque and other utility buildings like birbal and stables. Fatehpur Sikri was built because the king wanted a new capital for his empire. The place is so significant because of the mosque called Jama masjid which is a religious symbol for Muslims and which also states the religion of the emperor, many people practicing Islamic religion go there for worshiping Allah, the place is open on Friday’s for prayers to Allah and a huge crowd gather there for the prayer and to pray. This place is a very holy place and beautiful, for this reason it is also a tourist spot because of it’s significance, people from out of Ind... ... middle of paper ... ... a central island approached by bridges from each of the four sides, then they can see the mosque and the king’s palace. The place still has a vibe of high security as at the corners of the place and surrounding boundaries have pillars on which the guards can stand and protect the empire from the rivals during the Mughal rule, the pillars in the palace has many different sculptural arts like snake brackets and many more. The sculpture is mostly similar to other Mughal imperial palaces. The place has two tombs, one of Salim Chishti a sufi saint at the entrance to the south, the other tomb is made up of red stone and is of Islam Khan who was the grandson of Salim Chishti. The place influences the Hindus and Jain architecture as there are many pillars or sculptural arts that shows Hindu, Jain and Islamic religion. The reason I chose this is because of all this reason.

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