Jaipur Architecture/ Design Elements 3/ Mughal Influence


This is a  picture of Chhatri in Sri Goverdhan nathji temple in Jaipur.

The paintings on the surface of chhatri has a very distinct Mughal influence. The boxes painted on the facade, just below the curvilinear roof can be traced to the Mughal style architecture. A similar pattern is also present in Diwan-e-khas,Amer Palace where the world famous sheesh mahal is located.The floral paintings near arches of column too, has a strong hint of Mughal style.

The presence of Mughal influence in the Jaipur architecture is attributed to two strong reasons.Firstly, the dominance of Mughal rule over a major part of India (barring South India) which lasted few centuries, was bound to have some impact on architectural style.Secondly,  Jaipur court or rather Amer court was a close ally of the Mughal rulers and had led many wars  as commanders of the Mughal army. This too was bound to influence Jaipur architecture.

Despite Mughal influence, Jaipur architecture developed into a distinct style.


6 thoughts on “Jaipur Architecture/ Design Elements 3/ Mughal Influence

    1. Glad to know that you liked it. there is lot to be written and posted… wish I could find more time. Will try to post few more.
      Very soon! Thanks for checking it out!


    1. Niki. Thanks! I haven’t made any post on chokhi dhani yet. until now I have deliberately stayed away from popular tourist places.. I guess I’ll do that soon. 🙂


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