Rajasthan - Fatehpur Sikri - The Diwan - I - Khas (Sala delle Udienze Private - Hall of Private Audience) from the Panch Mahal (torre del vento)

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Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Rajastan, India.


Diwan-i-Khas: the Diwan-i-Khas, or Hall of Private Audience, is a plain square building with four chhatris on the roof. However it is famous for its central pillar, which has a square base and an octagonal shaft, both carved with bands of geometric and floral designs, further its thirty-six serpentine brackets support a circular platform for Akbar, which is connected to each corner of the building on the first floor, by four stone walkways. It is here that Akbar had representatives of different religions discuss their faiths and gave private audience.

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Photo taken in Dadupura, Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh 283110, India

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  • Uploaded on December 23, 2007
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    by Paolo Grassi

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