The Sheesh Mahal, the glass palace of Jaipur, is one of the best-looking royal palaces in Rajasthan and is located in the pink city. The Sheesh Mahal gives us a glimpse of the royal creativity and love of beauty because of its incredibly lavish decor and stunning construction. The Mahal’s building is a magnificent illustration of how Rajasthani architecture was influenced by Islamic architecture. This regal palace is a beautiful fusion of Rajput and Islamic architecture.
Concerning the Sheesh Mahal
Sheesh Mahal, also known as the Mirror Palace, is one of the most exquisitely gorgeous pieces of architecture created from exquisite precious stones and glass and decorated with lovely original artwork. The most well-known and stunning component of Amer Fort is Sheesh Mahal. You can stay at our Tree of Life – Chota Mahal, Amer Resort in Jaipur and visit this beautiful place.
The Sheesh Mahal’s past
King Man Singh began constructing this palace in the 16th century, and it was finished in 1727. Jaipur State was founded in that same year. The legendary Bollywood song “Jab Pyar Kiya to Darna kya” from the film “Mughal-e-Azam” is equally famous for this palace. The iconic actress Madhubala, who played the part of “Anarkali” in the film, was photographed in Sheesh Mahal. And “Sheesh mahal” and Madhubala worked beautifully together, and the rest is history.
Beautiful murals and flowers made of pure glass and priceless stone are etched into the hall’s wall and ceiling. The positioning of the ceiling glass is also excellent. Because of this, if someone lights two candles, the reflection would turn that tiny light into thousands of stars, which looks amazing and will give you a sense of the level of building in India at that time.
Why was the Sheesh Mahal built?
The queen was not permitted to lie outside in the open during those times, but she loved to look up at the stars while she slept, which is why this mahal was made of glass. Therefore, the monarch instructed his architects to build a mahal that could address the issue. Sheesh Mahal was constructed by architects using glass and stones, and at night, the reflection of two candles in the glass gave the entire space the appearance of stars. In the winter, the King would move from Sukh Niwas to Sheesh Mahal. The space is kept warm by the candles’ reflection in the mirror glass ceiling. Although access to the Sheesh mahal is now prohibited, we can still admire its exquisite glass artwork from the outside, and early in the morning, with a flashlight pointed at the ceiling, we can easily see the stars. Thus, it is thanks to the queen that we can see the stunning construction, which is one of the things that makes the renowned fort Amber so famous.