Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mor Chowk of City Palace, Udaipur

Mor Chowk or Peacock Courtyard is one of the most ornate inner courtyards of the City Palace of Udaipur. It was constructed during the reign of Rana Karan Singhji and is the last area in the Mardana Mahal (Palace of Kings).



The magnificent chamber consists of three peacocks that were created during the reign of Maharana Sajjan Singhji in 1874-1884. The glass inlay work and peacocks were added in this period. Around 5,000 pieces of mosaic tiles have been used in creating the works of art. The peacocks have been crafted with pieces of glass, which shine in green, gold and blue colors.



These peacocks represent the three seasons of summer, winter and monsoon.



At the upper level, there is a projecting balcony, which is flanked by inserts of colored glass.

24 comments:

Al said...

That is truly spectacular workmanship.

Derek said...

You really do capture the ambience of these places in your photos. Great stuff!

Have a nice day.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Wonderful.. I feel like being there.. thanks for sharing these exquisite snaps..

R Niranjan Das said...

Impressive art works.

joshidaniel.com said...

nice and detailed art work :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Exquisitely beautiful and ornate !

Lowell said...

Love those peacocks!

Photo Cache said...

the artistry is beyond compare.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such a beautiful place!! I do love the colorful peacocks!! Terrific captures for the day as always, Rajesh!! Have a great weekend!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - how incredibly beautiful!

Leovi Leovi said...

Great, I love this wonderful art! Great photos! I love this unique place!

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! The beautiful peacock as a decoration.

Gattina said...

Wow, what an architectural and artistic work !

Birgitta said...

Wow! These photos are so beautiful!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Magnificent peacocks!

Shadowy Six Words

Kathe W. said...

what elegant peacocks...thanks for these photos! Simply lovely!

Linda said...

Wow! The peacocks are incredible!

Gillena Cox said...

nice!!!

much love...

Preeti Datar said...

That's beautiful! I'm going there during holi weekend :)

Ravish Mani said...

Wonderful capture :)

Amit Agarwal said...

Wonderfully composed!

Balaka Basu said...

Great Place...I have been to Udaipur but never noticed this detailed artwork...great photos

Datta Ghosh said...

colorful and vibrant

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

WOWSER!!! Exquisite art!
Wonderful captures!