The unique paintings at Raj Mahal Orchha

Raj Mahal Orchha

The Raj Mahal, which is also popular as ‘Raja Mahal’ is the royal residence of erstwhile kings of Orchha, situated in the Tikamgarh District of Orchha. The palace features huge towers crowned by cenotaphs, large courtyards, royal expanses but the most striking feature of raj Mahal Palace are the boldly colored mural paintings on its interior walls and ceilings. These mural and animated paintings are majorly based on various religious themes.

Lined with fragments of mirrors and animated paintings plastered all over the walls and ceiling, Raj Mahal’s interior attracts many visitors from across the globe to Orchha.

Raj Mahal Orchha

The vaulted ceilings have some lively paintings in the Bundela Style. These depict peacocks, parrots, antelopes, bison, elephants, deer and anima fights. You can also look out for scenes from Music concerts, courtly life, and hunting expeditions. Hunting was a very important part of noblemen’s life. However it is said that when ordered to by the imperial court. By this defiant gesture he upheld the belied that the lion embodies Narasimha, the half-lion, half-man incarnation of Vishnu, and earned the further respect of his people and the Mughal court. Some of these paintings done in the 15th century are still in remarkable condition and can be witnessed even today.

raj mahal paintings

If you are an art lover and appreciate work of art from Indian heritage, then this is the place where you should be.

Call for reservations:

Amar Mahal
Orchha, District Tikamgarh,
Madhya Pradesh – INDIA
Tel : + 917680252102, 252202
Fax : +917680-252203

 

 

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