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This building is Khwabgah ,means dream house.
This building the ground floor, you can see big stone bed,old time
it was surrounded by rose water,Emperor used sandal wood
steps to reach bed.The interesting thing of the building structure is, the coloums were short,but cant help it to bown down when you go inside,why they build like this,
they build it purposefully.Usualy Rajput people were above 6ft height,
they wont bowndown to anyone.
So if they came to see Akbar,they have to bown down there head,because of short height,so giving respect to Emperor .
This is Palace guide verson of story.
Real story have no idea.:))
Infront of Khwabgah can see one platform surrouned by water,this is Anup Talao.
Old time artist used to sing &perform for Akbar.Short of recreation place for Emperor Akber.
Address: Akbar Palace
The Lotus stone throne, where Akbar used to sit,when he meet his ministers,
they sit four side of the kisoks. This is most magnificentely sculptured&most
photographed stone column,its inside of Diwan-ke-Khas. Its very unusal interior,4 stonebridge leads to centre column .
Histry says interesing reason,the four stonebridge signifies as Akbar ruler of four continents. Lotus means symbol of Godess "Saraswathi" the Godess for learning and creation.
This is other building in Palace called Diwan-ke-Khas,where Emperor meet is ministers for important discussin.From here
Akber used to give Darsahn to his subjects daily in the morning. It look like 2 story building,but its singel story structur.
Left side of this building can see the treasury building.From here can have look of Hiran minar, the tower erected for Akbar elephent "HIRAN".
Address: Palace complex
This pic is front view of the Jodhbhai palace.Jodhbhai is hindu wife of Emperor Akber.Inside the Palace complex you can see three Palace for three wifes,but this is the only big Palace in the complex.
Inside spacious courtyard,2 side summer,winder palaces,one side hawa mahal.Nothing very big,but looks good.
Address: Palace Complex
This is most photograped monument in Fatehpur sikri :)Its called Panch Mahal,Panch means five in Hindi.The pramid structure may look like Buddhist Vihara.
Its top floor is tallest floor in the palace,can have good look of old city,now can see only old ruins,but old times it was used as relaxing place for palace ladies.Akbar had 3 wives 3 have from religion,,so they said Muslim wife came to see the Newmoon,
hindu wife came to see full moon.
Panch Mahal is tallest building in the Palace complex.Te redstone building Palace was still well maintained.
Address: Palace complex, Sikri
Sheikh Saleem Chisti tomb
This is one white marble building all of red stone buliding.
This is tomb of Sheikh saleem chisti, he is famous surfi saint,Akebar's favourite saint may be.Inside there is samll "dargah",
The building you can see beautilful marble jally screens. People come here for asking there wish,&for that they tie the red thread on inside Jally screens.The believe is if u wish,Saint will fullfill ur wish.
The histry says because of this Saint blessing, Akbar got son through his hindu wife Jodhbahi.Saint died 1572,after 8 year only this tomb was build by Akbar.
This is originally redstone building ,later 1606 Jehangir period the buliding was covred by white marble.
Near this white building can see one more tomb Islam khan's tomb,and near can many ladies of the saint fmaily Tomb here.Dont step on..
Address: Fatehpur Sikri
This is called Badshahi Darwaza,the big gate is mainentrance,but parking facility is this side of the Mosque.Akber used to go this entrance for his daily prayers,so the name
For Mosque there is no entrance fee,its free for visiters.
Address: Fatehpur Sikri
This pic is inside Jama Masjid inner halll.
This is one of the The Largest Mosques Of India,as soon as enter through Buland Darwaja,left side can see main Mosque building.Histry says its one of the first building at Sikri.The Mosque was constructued by Akber,the Mosque style structure resembls Mecca Mosque.
Inside main hall ,there is one redstone is there,it was used as bell,now too you can knock the sound comes as bell.
Interior of Mmosque can see, three religion related archtecture pattern,one side can see temple,doms resembles church.The walls can see floral design&diffrent patterns in multi color.Infront of the main Mosque building can see spacious courtyard.
The mosque is so big,at time it can accodamate 10,000 ppl for prayer.
Address: Jama Masjid,Fatehpur Sikri %
The Buland Darwaza
Buland Darwaza-means gateway,this gateway is tallest gateway in India.
Its big redstone entrance ,with designs of carving&inlay work on white marble stands majestically.The arch of entrance both side ,can see calligraphy letters writen,its famous for the line inscription ,it goes like this "The world is a bridge, Pass over it, but build no house upon it. Who hopes for an hour, hopes for eternity.
The world is an hour. Spend it in prayer, for The rest is unseen."
How true the words,it says this is words of Jesus,shows Akber interest in other religions too.
This main entrance leads to Jama Masid&Sheike Saleem chirist tomb.Its height of 176 feet from ground level and 134 feet from first step. The door of the gate if you closely watch,can see horse shoes were fixed on door,its for auspious sign.For pic plz see my travaloge pics.
The histry of this grand gateway was ,in 1571 AD the construction of the city started,
but this entrance was build 1601AD,after Emperor Akbar over South India.
Address: Fatehpur Sikri
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