This is the view of the main hall in the palace, which opens out to a well on either side.
The motifs of flowers are used creatively while making the design of the ceiling. This entire area is occasionally repainted and restored to its original colour.
The pillars in the palace hall are also decorated by carved creative forms of birds with slight embossed effect.
The pillars in the palace hall are also decorated by carved creative forms of birds with slight embossed effect. Some forms are smaller and some motifs are carved in a bigger size.
There is a secret narrow door ‘chor-darwaja’ situated at one side of the palace hall which reaches out on the ground level of outer side of well.
The secret narrow doors ‘chor-darwaja’ opens at the ground level. The Lord Ganesh is carved on the top of the door frame which is considered to be a blessing to the person exiting and entering this door.
The secret narrow doors ‘chor-darwaja’ opens at the ground level. The motif of flower is carved at the bottom of the door frame which is a symbol of hospitality.
The extra pumped water would flow out through this sculpture of a cow’s face, which is also called ‘Gomukha’ in Hindu mythology.
The extra pumped water would flow out through this sculpture of cow’s face. Such arrangement was designed on either of the well.
The water used to pump out from these moats and flow out into the fields. Suitable stones were used and the way they were carved enhanced the look and this process.
The side view of the palace and the council area. The king’s council area was situated right above the palace.
The side view of the gallery which opens into the octagonal main well. This gallery has been also used as a view point to check and keep an eye on the activity related to water level such as the correct functioning of the moats.
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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