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Panch Mahal

  1. 1. Panch Mahal<br />MAYUR<br />MANOJ<br />
  2. 2. PLANING OF FATEHPUR, SIKRI.<br />
  3. 3. Panch mahal is a five story place in fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, india.<br /> Panch mahal Also known as &quot;Badgir&quot;, <br />which means wind catcher/tower. <br />Panch Mahal stands close to the Zeenana quarters or Harem and that consolidates the fact that it acted as a pleasure palace. The pillars that originally had Jaalis between them support the whole structure. The women of the royal household and ladies of the harem originally used the pavilion and that is why Jaalis have been used. The pavilion gives a majestic view of the fort that lays on its left.<br />The pavilion gives a majestic view of the fort that lays on its left. It is built by Akbarand only took 10 years to build the whole city<br />
  4. 4. panch mahal into the inner place area of fatehpur sikri, to 1574<br />The place city, an area of numerous courtyards and gardens, had three main functional areas. Here a residential pavilion in the foreground formed part of the zanana and beyond is the building traditionally known as “jodha bai’s place.” It has a symmetrical courtyard, probably for akbar’s rajput wives. <br />View of the<br />
  5. 5. CROSS SECTION OF PANCH MAHAL <br />(JODHA BAI’S PLACE)<br />
  6. 6. Panch Mahal is located on the northeast direction of Jodh Bai&apos;s palace. It is a five-floored pillared pavilion. This extra ordinary building was called badgir or wind tower, which was constructed to alleviate the heat and is a very popular architectural mechanism of Persian architecture. Originally, it was connected with main Royal chamber and Jodh Bai&apos;s palace<br />
  7. 7. The first floor has 84 pillars with row of eight pillars arranged in north to south direction and row of six pillars arranged in east to west direction. The second floor has 56 pillars with row of six pillars in north to south direction and row of four pillars in east to west direction and also beautiful carved pillars with unique designs. Capitals of these pillars also contain beautiful carved designs like floral vase, arch or rosette pattern. This floor also has a projecting chhajja and a carved frieze. <br />
  8. 8. The third floor is composed of 20 pillars with smaller in size. It contains row of five pillars from north to south and row of three pillars from east west direction having double pillars at northeast corner. The fourth floor has 12 pillars in two rows. Pillars on eastern side are double. This floor also has beautiful jalied balustrade. The top of the building is decorated with beautiful square chhatri with a cupola.<br />
  9. 9. . Panch Mahal is basically a five-storied structure that can easily pass as an architectural marvel. Panch Mahal also signifies the undiluted imprint that Buddhism has left on the Indian psyche. This is proved by the fact that Panch Mahal is built on the Buddhist architectural style.<br />The women of the royal household and ladies of the harem originally used the pavilion and that is why Jaalis have been used. The pavilion gives a majestic view of the fort that lays on its left.<br />
  10. 10. Built on the pattern of a Buddhist Temple, Panch Mahal was basically a pleasure palace of emperor Akbar. He primarily used it for relaxation and entertainment purpose. The structure has been so designed that each story is pillared and is smaller than the other as you move upwards. While no less than 84 columns support the ground floor, the uppermost domed floor has only 4 columns. The whole structure is very airy and was styled to give respite from the scorching summers of Agra. <br />

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