Saturday, January 12, 2013
Satkhanda / Naukhanda
The Asiatic journal of 1816 refers to a six storeyed structure as 'the pagoda of Daulat Chhanah' (Daulat Khana) and its presence is further corroborated with a photograph of the Hussainabad area, which was taken from the top of the Rumi Gate in 1858. Obviously, with the existence of this six storeyed structure, the choice of the highest structure of the world by King Mohammmed Ali Shah would naturally fall for a much higher structure and as such it is the author's view that the structure was meant to be built as a Naukhanda and not Satkhanda. (Unfortunately, the said Daulat Khana tower has been demolished by the British after the annexation of Awadh).
Shah-e-Mardan Sher-e-Yazdan Quwat-e-Parwardigar Lafata Ila Ali La Saif Ila Zulfiqar , originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1 ....
Ek Shahenshah Ne Banake Yeh Haseen Tajmahal Ham Gareebon Ki Mohabbat Ka Udaya Hai Mazak.. , a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Fli...