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To know about the Period Rooms of the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur in Rajasthan, read the following article.

Mehrangarh Fort Period Rooms

Read the following paragraphs to get information about the Jodhpur Mehrangarh Fort Period Rooms in Rajasthan, India:

Moti Mahal (The Pearl Palace):
Moti Mahal is the largest period room of the Mehrangarh Museum. It was built by Raja Sur Singh. Moti Mahal was where the king used to sit on his throne and meet all his subjects. The palace has the Sringar Chowki, The Royal Throne of Jodhpur. The Moti Mahal has five alcoves leading to hidden balconies. It is believed that the balconies were built for the five queens of the Maharaja to enable them to listen in on court proceeding.

Sheesh Mahal (The Hall Of Mirrors):
Sheesh Mahal of the Mehrangarh Fort is a typical example of a Rajput Sheesh Mahal. It has beautiful mirror-work. It is superimposed by the mirror-work of brightly painted religious figures made in plaster.

Phool Mahal (The Palace Of Flowers):
Maharaja Abhaya Singh built the Phool Mahal. It is one of the grandest Mehrangarh Fort period rooms. It is believed that the Phool Mahal was a private and exclusive chamber of pleasure. Dancing girls are believed to perform here for the pleasure of the Maharajas. The gold for the Mahal came from Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The paintings, royal portraits and the ever-popular raga mala of the Mahal came during the reign of Jaswant Singh II.

Takhat Vilas (Maharaja Takhat Singh's Chamber):
Maharaja Takhat Singh built Takht Vila. It served as his residence during the time of his reign. The Maharaja was the last ruler of Jodhpur to reside in the Mehrangarh Fort. Takhat Vilas is an interesting blend of styles, both traditional as well as modern (relating to the time of the British). The beautiful paintings on the walls and on the wooden beams of the ceiling, scenes from the religious Krishna Leela to the Rathore sport of pig sticking, are still in good condition.

Jhanki Mahal (The Peeping Palace):
The royal ladies watched the official proceedings, going on in the courtyard, from the Jhanki Mahal. It houses a rich collection of the royal cradles, decorated with gilt mirrors and figures of fairies, elephant and birds.