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19. Hallway of Doors
 
 

Ancient shrines dedicated to Ganesha, it is said that when the fire broke out and destroyed the wooden palace in 1897, this shrine was not affected and remained intact. IT has been integrated into the reconstructed Palace and entered through a beautiful rosewood doorway with ivory inlay work from the corridor linking the main durbar hall with Ambavilasa. There is also a separate entrance from the car passage through a spiral staircase. The image of Ganesha, according to tradition, is made of stucco and consisting of 450 Saligramas (Sacred Black Stones), brought from 300 sacred Kshetras (spots). The majestic huge Ganesha is painted and is still under worship. Its still used by the descendants of the royal family.

 
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