Lotus Throne
Lotus Throne
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Akbar's Fortress here at Fatepur Sikri is a gem and the Lotus Throne is one of its most distinctive features. it is a carved red sandstone pillar in the centre of the main palace. I don't have too much info on its history, but what I do recall is how beautiful and impressive it is and how central it is to the palace itself. Well worth taking in as your tour the complex as a whole
Written May 1, 2024
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S. Singh
India5,925 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
first of all, must park vehicles / cab miles away to a pacific parking area, Then take a shuttle Buses from there to Fatehpur Sikri Complex / Compound.

In Fatehpur Sikri Diwan-i-Khas was considered as the private chamber of the emperor with huge pillars, central platform and attached diagonal galleries. This central platform of the building is known as the Lotus Throne .

Tickets – Applicable for Children, Adults , Foreigner , SAARC Foreigner , Same Entry Ticket for all Fatehpur Sikri Complex / Compound
Camera – Tickets Applicable

Must Have – Sun Glass, Water Bottles , Comfortable Shoes, Hat/ Caps , Extra PolyBag for garbage, empty bottles, empty food packets

Avoid in Afternoon walking because of Sun heat and Harsh Lighting

If you get Fine and proper Guide By Luck Then you have know lot`s of historical and interesting fact about this place. It`s a difficult to find a logical and proper Guide there so better to book a proper guide before start journey from Agra

Local Shopkeepers are fully disturbing you with full of power , so better to avoid them .
The Lotus Throne Pillar is known for its massiveness and magnificence. This single red stone pillar is constructed with a set of 36 arched-shaped and pensile brackets holding up the circular raised area from which emanated four passages. This 6m high architectural wonder was believed to be supporting the Akbar’s throne. He sat on this central chamber while his nine gems and the other ordeals of the court occupied the galleries to discuss the affairs of the state. But since the galleries were narrow enough to accommodate all its ministers, this belief that private meetings were held in this chamber was dismissed.
Written March 1, 2019
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BhoopathiVizag
Kakinada, India234 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
Worth a visit for history lovers. It is here the faith Din I Ilahi (single religion ) started by Akbar.
All religions are welcomed. The decision to translate Mahabharatha and ramayana into persian was taken here. Worth visiting in fatehpur sikri . beautiful architecture. This is not the throne but the pillar which supported the throne.
Written January 3, 2015
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GvP13
Amsterdam, The Netherlands231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Make sure you get a guide who tells you the story about this place. There is so much logic in it but you wouldn't know it unless they tell you. And I'm not going to do a spoiler for it ;-)
Written December 20, 2014
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Menulone
Mumbai, India2,890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
This Lotus Throne you would see inside the Diwan-e-Khas of the Emperor. The Engravings on the lotus and the wall represents different religions at the same place. Taken together it represents and symbolize that God is one.
Written February 12, 2017
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia10,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
It is a sensational and unique experience to be standing in the Diwan-i-Khas or Hall of Private Audience, where Akbar sat on the famous Lotus Throne to council his advisers and administer justice.
He obviously had the highest position, his immediate advisers around the gallery and the rest in the room underneath. Petitions would be handed to him via one of the four walkways to his throne.
The building and throne are in immaculate condition, so it's easy to let your imagination run wild.
Written April 6, 2023
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LeeYip
Hong Kong, China139 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
The guide was great but it was a lot of money. The place showed the ruler had an affection to treat all religion as one.
Written February 18, 2019
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Alfredo C
Setubal, Portugal572 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
Upstairs, in the center, was the Emperor, surrounded in each of the corners of his most important ministers. On the ground floor were the "nobles" standing in the audience.
A room with an elaborate architecture from which stands the central pillar, on which the Emperor listened to the "nobles".
Written December 3, 2016
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HellloAST
Mumbai, India93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
This is a very interesting part of the palace. The structure is elaborate and worth seeing. We had taken electronic audio guides (found near the ticket counter), which explain the theories and facts surrounding the different parts of the palace, including this one.

The elaborate and peculiar design is said to have symbolized Emperor Akbar's vision of all faiths being valid paths to God, with Akbar as the one who unites them all.

The pillar under the lotus structure is also amazingly carved.
Written November 4, 2016
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Manish B
Jaipur, India1,355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Family
Excellent example of craftsman ship and amazing example of architecture and designing. In side diwane khas the throne is one used by king to address important people.
Written February 15, 2016
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