Dagdusheth plans Hawa Mahal replicaNews — By The Desk on June 5, 2012 at 2:31 PM
Sakaal Times: A replica of the ‘Hawa-Mahal’ of Jaipur will be the main attraction during the upcoming Ganesh Festival in September, with the Shree Dagdusheth Halwai Sarvajanik Ganapati Trust having started work on its preparation from Monday.
The work began at the Hirabaug Kothadi with art director Vivek Khatawkar performing religious rituals.
Speaking to Sakal Times, Khatavkar said that the replica would be 80 feet tall, 100 feet long and 52 feet wide. Twelve special artists from Jodhpur led by Rajuram Prajapati will help in making the ‘Hawa-Mahal’ with their miniature designs and paintings.
The palace will be painted pink in colour. Another 40 workers will be joining in from Rajasthan.
“The main features of the Mahal will be special glass effect for the ceiling and the minutely crafted ‘Makhar’ made out of glass. The other features include portholes having miniature windows and carved sandstone grills, finials and domes, chambers built with pillars and corridors with least ornamentation, intricately carved Jharokhas”, Khatavkar said.