The grand staircase leads towards the well and the palace.
The passage connects the two arches. This area is open to sky. This space was used as adjunct well in case if the water level increases in main well during the monsoon.
The motifs of the flowers are carved near the first arch. Most of the carvings are painted occasionally later on to enhance the beauty of it.
The front side view of the palace gallery from the entrance arch. The huge structure of the well carved in the black stone. Inside of the gallery has decorated by carving the motifs of flower.
The front view of the second arch of the well, the entire palace is based upon it. The two small staircases are placed at both the sides of pathway to reach out at the lower level of the well.
The view of the balcony from below.
The inside view of the first arch from under the second arch. The height of the walls is almost 35 feet.
The space under the second arch opens to the well. The two entrances at the both the sides have steps which lead to main hall upstairs in the palace. The marks on the wall of well indicate the previous water level, sometime it raises high and this arch also gets drowned under the water.
The narrow staircase leads to the main hall on top from the second arch. The floral motifs are carved in the stone above the entrance.
The moats can be watched through the balcony, to keep track of the water supply.
Creatively carved pillar at the centre of the hall. This pillar has a Lord Ganesh carved and is occasionally repainted and restored to its original colour.
Each pillar is carved differently. These pillars are at the centre of the hall in the palace. This pillar has a Lord Hanuman (Monkey God in Hindu mythology) carved and is occasionally repainted and restored to its original colour.
Satara is one of the districts of Maharashtra. It is enclosed by beautiful hill stations, temples and historical places. The number of magnificent palaces and forts were built during king Shivaji’s reign. In the era of king Shivaji the creative architectural construction was at its peak. King Shivaji did not only build the new forts but he also overhauled and restored the other old forts in his kingdom of Marathas. The high quality of constructions and architecture was not only limited to building the forts but was also implemented in the construction of other multipurpose buildings and structures. The impingement of creative and aesthetic constructions remained even after the death of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Baramotichi vihir is in a place called Limb at Satara district, it is one of the best examples of those constructions. This historical monument has become the fascinating subject for the archaeologists, students of history and historical architecture including tourist from all over world.
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