Amer Fort Sukh Niwas :
This fresco is from the Sukh Niwas (Hall of Pleasure) where hundreds of years ago their engineers have managed to design an air conditioning system to control the temperature of the halls so that it remains cool in summer. The frescoes here is marvelous and it is said that in the summer time the king uses this building as a resting area.
The Sukh Niwas is located in front of the Jai Mandir or Sheesh Mahal and is decorated with some interesting features. The doors of the Sukh Niwas Palace is made up of sandal wood and spread rich aroma in the surroundings. There are proper water channels made to allow the water to let out properly. In past times these water channels were used to control the flow of cold water and to keep the palace cool during the summer season. This idea was followed to have the effect of air conditioners when there was no electricity. As far as the architecture is concerned the entire palace is decorated with typical Bundi styled murals on all over the walls. The distinctive of these murals is they are in rich maroon, deep blue and off green color.
History Of Jaipur :
The state of Jaipur was earlier knows as Amber or Dhundhar and was ruled by Meena tribe, who held a fortress at Naen, later a Kachhwaha prince destroyed the sovereignty of Naen. In 1900, at the times of Jaipur Kingdom, region had a total area of 15,579 square miles (40,349 km²). Dhundhar region includes areas near Jaipur.
The southern and central portions of the region lie in the basin of the Banas River and its tributaries, including the Dhund River, which gives its name to the region. The northern portion of the region is drained by the Ban Ganga River, which originates in Jaipur district and flows east to join the Yamuna in Uttar Pradesh state.
Generally liberal policies of the rulers permitted Jainism to flourish at Amber and later at Jaipur. It continues to be one of the most important centers of Jainism in India. It is here where the Bispanthi/Digambar Terapanthi divisions among the Jains emerged in the 17th century. In the 17th century the Chittor seat of the Bhattarakas of Mula Sangh Saraswati gachchha moved from Champawati to Sanganer and then to Amber and finally to Jaipur where the last Bhattarka was present until 1965.
More photos of Amer Fort here.
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