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Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal

Roopanjana Buddhiraja
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I would like to know the history of Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors in Patiala in Punjab and its present condition....

Posted On : 04/24/09 12:53:28 AM

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Darshil Jal daru khanewala
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The Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors in Patiala was built by Maharaja Narinder Singh , behind the main Moti Bagh Palace. The history of Sheesh Mahal is fascinating. The then Maharaja of Patiala, Narendra Singh, built the Sheesh Mahal in the year 1847. His immense aesthetic sense governed the design of this Sheesh Mahal. Now a day the Sheesh Mahal s greatest treasures are its excellent museum, housing a fine collection of antiques. these indeed gives a fabulous insight into the life, and times of Maharajas of Patiala. Besides artifacts pertaining to Patiala itself, there are objects from rest of India as well.

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Indravadan Modi
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I remember my visit at Sheesh Mahal. We entered the Sheesh Mahal through a stairway from the wall which is at the west of the gateway of the Faridkot Fort. Sheesh Mahal is at the upperstorey of the gateway. The palace comprises a three-aisled hall attached to smaller rooms. The walls of the hall are adorned with panels of glass mosaic in innumerable patterns. geometrical as well as , vegetal designs adorn the walls. Convex glass mirror are significantly used to bring the effect of reflection. Interestingly, the glass mosaics are interspersed with floral and geometric designs.

Posted On : 04/25/09 12:09:34 AM

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Abhi Tripathi
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Sheesh Mahal was built in the reign of Maharaja Narinder Singh. Nestled amidst the forest with terraces, gardens, fountains and an artificial lake the sheeshmahal is a treat to the eye. Part of the three storied building is inset with pieces of reflecting mirrors. the large number of wall paintings depicts scenes from Bhagwat Puran and portraits of the Sikh Gurus. The palace has galleries displaying antique paintings, bronzes, sculptures and portraits of the Maharajas of Patiala. The highlight is the gallery which displays the world s largest collection of medals, decoration and orders of various countries.

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