Saturday, May 16, 2009

Diwan-i-Khas at Red Fort(Lal Qila) Delhi -delhi photo gallery

The Diwan-i-Khas or hall of private audience,is where the emperor conducted matters of the state. This is where he met his ministers and noblemen. The centrepiece of the Diwan-i-Khas was the legendary Peacock Throne, one of Shah Jahan's seven jewelled thrones. Unfortunately it was carried away by Nadir Shah to Iran in 1739. with openings of engrailed arches on its sides consists of a rectangular central chamber surrounded by aisles of arches rising from piers. The lower parts of the piers are inlaid with floral designs, while the upper portions are gilded and painted. The present wooden ceiling of the hall was painted in 1911. The four corners of its roof are surrounded by pillared chhatris.

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