Diwan-e-Aam - The Hall of Public Audience
Diwan-E-Aam is otherwise known as Sabha Nivas or Hall of Public Audience is a fascinating chamber found in the Amber Fort, Jaipur. The hill comes with forty pillars and is the best example of complex craftsmanship.
The hall measures 201” x 67” and comes with a flat roof. The hall also comes with two arch shaped gateways made out of red sandstone in north as well as south of the hall. The hall is also further divided into three parts that comes with nine arches.
The Diwan-E-Aam is the first hall of the palace and the 40 pillars are carved with paintings and embedded with precious stones by artisans of Rajasthan.
The hall also comes with a separate for the Maharajas to receive the general public and address their grievance and several other issues related to their kingdom.
Royal ladies used to watch the proceedings from the southern part of the Diwan-e-Aam and they usually watch from the Zenana house or women’s quarters. Hence, this part of the hall is maintained at its best.
Sukh Nivas is situated just opposite to Diwan-E-Aam and comes with doors made of sandalwood and adorned with ivory. There is also a way through which cold water is carried and along with the breeze it served as air cooler.
Today, Diwan-E-Aam serves as an art gallery that exhibits beautiful miniature paintings from the Mughal, Persian and Rajasthani art, embroidered rugs, carpets, Kashmir Shawls and ancient texts.
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