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16. Public Durbar Hall
Public Durbar Hall inside Mysore Palace
 
Ceiling of Public Durbar Hall
 

Visitors will first see imported French lamp stands in the corner representing Egyptian figurines, just before entering the Durbar Hall there is a life size statue of Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV. This plaster of Paris sculpture is the creation of B.Basavaiah, Palace artist, near him is the cut-out photograph of his favorite servant, Jamedar Peer Bait.

Sajje or Dasara Hall measuring 42.75 mt x 12.70 met in the first floor is reached by a broad stone staircase.  This hall is traversed by granite pillars, roofed over with a fine stucco ceiling in a variety of designs.  The rear walls of this large pillared hall contain one oil painting that sita swaymvara by the celebrated royal artist from Kerala Raja Ravivarma.  Hall is adorned with the pictures of Goddess Devi in eight forms.

 

View of the Stage of New Public Durbar Hall
 
 

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