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City Palace Peacock Gate

Peacock Gate

Peacock-GateCity palace is one of the most famous place in Pink city. At the city palace, the royal family lived for many decades. It shows the royal architecture and the traditions of the royal families. It is one of the most visited tourist’s spots in Jaipur as it is located in the heart of old city of Jaipur and covers around one-seventh area of the whole city. The city palace shows a fusion of Mughal and the Rajasthan tradition. The courtyards, gardens and buildings are embedded with marbles and these changed were done by Raja Jai Singh successors, which add more beauty to the existing dignity of the palace.

The inner courtyard of the Chandra Mahal has four gates known as Ridhi Sidhi Pol in it. The gates are adorned with themes representing the four seasons. Peacock gate is one of them, the rest three are the Lotus Gate with continual flower and petal pattern suggestive of summer season; the Green Gate, also called the Leheriya (meaning: “waves”) gate, in green colour suggestive of spring, and lastly, the Rose Gate with repeated flower pattern representing winter season.

Peacock gate is one of the most famous of the four gates which are depicting seasons, which are leading towards Pritam Niwas Chowk, which symbolizes the monsoon as its symbolizes the autumn season in it. This gate is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  This gate is located on the North-East side of the courtyard . This gate is last in the series of the four gates of Ridhi Sidhi Pol.

Each gate of the  Ridhi Sidhi Pol gives us the spiritual connection, which signifies the trust of public on their region. This gives the essence of life of the medieval period in India. This gate is one of the good examples of attraction to show the lives of Rajputs in every situation and also in a detailed way.

Beautifully designed and painted the peacocks act as sentries at the main gate and they surround the statue of God which is made in between the lotus petals and is beautifully decorated by cloth screens. In the middle of the west wall of the courtyard the Ganesh Pol stands which leads us into the Pritam Niwas Chowk through the Peacock Gate.

 

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