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Bhagirath Mal Goenka Haveli Dundlod

The Bhagirath Mal Goenka Haveli Dundlod is the most famous haveli in Dundlod. Dundlod is a tiny village that lies about seven km north of Nawalgarh in the heart of the Shekhawati region. Dundlod, like the rest of Shekhawati, has a good number of havelis that are famous for their frescos and wall paintings. The havelis in the Dundlod mostly date back to the 18th century. Dundlod is famous for its forts and havelis and of them the Goenka and Jagathia havelis are the most famous and the Bhagirath Mal Goenka Haveli In Dundlod In India is one of them.

History :

Bhagirath Mal Goenka, after whom the Haveli takes its name, was a famous and prosperous businessman of Dundlod. The Bhagirath Mal Goenka Haveli In Dundlod Rajasthan served as the residence of the Goenka family. This 18th century haveli is an exquisite example of the Shekhawati tradition of frescos and wall paintings.

The havelis in Dundlod were mostly like elsewhere in Shekhawati, residences of rich merchants who usually had a big family to look after and hence needed mansions of considerable size to accommodate the members. Besides, these havelis were also status symbols for the merchants- bigger the haveli, higher his social status.

Description :

The Bhagirath Mal Goenka Haveli Dundlod In Rajasthan is famous for its mirror works. The mirror works dot the windows and window panes at the haveli. In fact every part of the walls of the haveli are covered with intricate paintings, miniatures and frescos depicting Rajasthani folklores, Hindu mythological legends, war and hunting scenes, bloc print motifs- flowers and animals, and so on. The predominant color scheme of the haveli is golden, blue, indigo, maroons, green.

Like all havelis in Rajasthan, the Bhagirath Mal Goenka Haveli In Dundlod India also opens into a courtyard surrounded by verandahs that lead to another bigger courtyard. The interiors of the Haveli are covered with intricate frescos in vibrant colors. A mad riot of red, golden, green set the walls ablaze as if.





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