Peacock-Gate

Peacock Gate

15 Mar 2019  Fri

Situated in the heart of the city of Jaipur, City Palace is one of the most famous places in the Pink city. The name itself explains the glory of the place. It shows the fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani royal architecture and the traditions of the royal families.

Pritam Niwas Chowk, the inner courtyard of the city palace has four beautiful gateways. Each gate is adorned with themes representing the four seasons and Hindu gods. Peacock Gate is one of the four gates which provides access to the Chandra Mahal. It is ornamented with motifs of peacocks, representing autumn and has a small idol of Lord Vishnu on its lintel.

It’s extremely beautiful and colorful with a riot of green and blue colors and is surely a delight to watch for all the visitors. Beautifully designed and painted the three-dimensional peacocks engraved out of the gate ceiling are carved on this gate so skillfully that it will leave you spellbound.

To commemorate this beautiful piece of architecture, India post has issued 2 Rupee 50 Paisa stamp in 2017.

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