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    Jali Designs- An integral part of Indian Architecture

    Jalis have been an integral part of Indian architecture from the 16 century era to the contemporary architecture today. Also known as perforated screens or lattice screens, they are an example of timeless interior design element.  History…. Whether it was the royal Rajput era or the magnanimous Mughal period, Jalis were always an important architectural element.  They were an effective tool to address climate issues, as well as the best suited solution for privacy in royal households. They were carved in intricate geometric patterns to elaborate plant motif patterns & have been used extensively in all historical forts, palaces, mosques and havelis. Jalis over the years have seen a transformation…

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    Adalaj Stepwell & the Tale behind it…….

    The Adalaj Stepwell or ‘vav‘ in the Adalaj village near Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is an architectural marvel as much as is the legendary story attached to it. History….. Started by Rana Veer Singh of the Vaghela Dynasty in 1498 and completed by Muslim ruler Mehmud Begada, this structure is a fine example of Indo Islamic Architecture and Saga of the dignity possessed by the queen of the era. The vav (stepwell or also known as Baoli in Rajasthan) is said to have served as a common place for socialising among people for many ages . Womenfolk from neighbouring villages socialised here and even worshipped the Hindu deities sculpted on the walls.…