Sunday, December 8, 2013

Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore

Vidhana Soudha located in Bangalore  is a magnificent building that resembles nothing less than a palace. But it is the seat of the state legislature of Karnataka.



Kengal Hanumanthaiah is architect of this beautiful structure and it got completed in 1956. The  sryle is Neo-Dravidian, and incorporates elements of Indo-Saracenic and Dravidian styles.



It has 4 floors above the ground and one floor below ground level. It coveres an area of 2,300 by 1,150 feet. Its eastern face has a porch with 12 granite columns, 40 feet tall. Leading to the foyer is a flight of 45 steps.



The central dome, 60 feet in diameter, is crowned by a likeness of the Indian national emblem. The front of the building is inscribed with the words Government's Work is God's Work.



33 comments:

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful buildings, Happy week to you!

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty government building. Wonderful photos, Rajesh!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Impressive, as are the grounds out front.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Stately and beautiful!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Gorgeous architecture.

Our photos said...

Big and nice building!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome post, wonderful captures.

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful place...

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Rajesh
Architecturally magnificent and I admire the inscription.
But sadly politicians don't always live up to their ideals.
Visiting from Mosaic Monday.
Shane

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

An architectural marvel !

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a handsome building! I love the floral outline of the country.

Lina Gustina said...

Amazing building structure!

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Icy BC said...

Whoa..these are fantastic shots, and such a magnificent place!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely pictures

siddeshwar said...

Nice post. First picture of the post is superbly shot. Thumbs up!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

Karen said...

Wow, that's impressive!

Noel Morata said...

What a grand building, love all the details and unusual architecture!

ladyfi said...

What magnificent buildings!

Leovi said...

Nice pictures! I love that majestic building!

Andrea said...

Indian architecture is always magnificent and beautiful ... and full of detail. These are great pictures, Rajesh. And as for thr inscription on the building ... I wish someone would tell our government that ... they are not working at all. Sad to say. Your country is beautiful and I am so enjoying learning about it through you. Good job ...

Andrea @ FRom The Sol

Leslie: said...

Beautiful!

Leslie
abcw team

Carver said...

The architecture is very beautiful. Carver, ABC Wed Team

Jeannie Marie said...

YOur reds really stand out! Love the views of the legislature building!

ewok1993 said...

palatial indeed.

Roger Owen Green said...

Magnificent is VERY correct!

ROG, ABCW

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Very nice..

Gattina said...

What a beautiful architecture !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday team

amarnaik.com said...

nicely captured. got fond memories of this place

sharplittlepencil.com said...

Wow: "Government's Work is God's Work." That is quite a statement. It seems my America is concerned with keeping God out of government (and I can understand the reasons), but our legislators forget the reason WHY they are there. Taking care of the poor and those in need IS our work because it is God's work. A small moment in a beautiful post, but I wanted to elaborate. Beautiful, Rajesh, as always. Amy

Abhijit Ray said...

I wish people occupying this regal building were as magnificent. Nice photography.

Bhavani Nandan said...

Wow.....! I've seen this a few years back and good to see the changes!!

Datta Ghosh said...

Nice photography! Surprised that it is a post Independence structure