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Mysore - The Kalyana Mantapa


Dedicated to Malgo who has visited the palace but was not allowed to take any pictures.

Here two more photos of the interior of the Mysore Palace and you will also meet the colleague of the cleaning lady you’ve seen on my previous picture. 

Welcome to the Kalyana Mantapa (= the Marriage Pavillion), a very imposing octagonal structure.
The multi-coloured stained glass from the ceiling came from Belgium (yes, we have more than chocolates!).
When you look closely at the ceiling, you will see peacock motifs. You can find more peacock motives in this hall but they’re not visible on the pictures here.
So the Kalyana Mantapa is also called the Peacock Hall.

The dome is supported by cast-iron pillars and the entire structure was wrought in Glasgow, Scotland.
On the walls huge oil paintings depict the entire Dussehra procession, a traditional procession held in the streets of Mysore.

As the name indicates this hall was used for royal weddings (or other very special occasions).
There is no furniture so that visitors can fully appreciate the magnificence of the room.

Information from https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/mysore/marriage-hall/ps51010434.cms

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4443 W: 17 N: 10473] (42821)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2018-01-02
  • Categories: Architettura
  • Esposizione: 1/21 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2018-05-14 11:59
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