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“Let Us Weep for Most Aesthetically Beautiful Building”
Review of Nyaya Mandir

Nyaya Mandir
Reviewed June 27, 2013

As I was on my nostalgic trip , I proceeded to Nyay Mandir when there was neither Padmawati Shopping center nor even Gandhi Nagar Gruh . In front of the Mandir , there was the most beautiful fountain , having four lion heads through which water jets were flowing continuously . These four jets were seemed to be covered by numerous thin but semicircular fountains coming out from the circular water pipe along the circular fountain tank . On left hand side of the fountain , 20 m deep Sursagar Lake with a perimeter of 2.5 km , proudly displayed its treasure . When I moved my sight just right from Sursagar , I could see the three sites of sinful acts , Prince , Pratap and Kala Mandir talkieses which I frequented umpteen times when I joined The M S University of Baroda .

At the same time , Nyay Mandir played a significant part in my cultural development . For the first time , I attended the Hindustani Classical Concerts by Bharat Ratna Pandit Bhimsen Joshi &, Prabha Atre of Kirana Gharana and Manik Verma . This taste enriched my life .

Nyay Mandir is a two storeyed rectangular structure envisaged by Robert Fellowes Chisholm in Indo Saracenic style moulded in the mixture of Gothic , Mughal & Renaissance elements in fusion with Byzantine architecture and constructed most aesthetically by Sir Sayajirao III Gaekwad in the fitting memory of his beautiful consort Shrimant Chimanabai in 1896 . The exterior of this Mandir is decorated by yellow Italian marble tiles . The central hall , in which I attended numerous annual conventions of Marathi Wangmay Parishad and heard leading Authors , Poets and classical singers , was a huge one ornamented by mosaic tiles and presided over by the life size marble statue of Shrimant Chimanabai seated on her throne .

Now a days the fountain is totally neglected . In front of the Mandir , ugly Padmawati Shopping center is laughing over her success in belittling the aura of the Mandir . Lawyers and their clients park their vehicles in front and back of the Mandir to emphasize our forfathers' proverb " Wise man should not climb a step of the court " . Still I dared . I went inside to see my Nyay Mandir . To my horror there was not a space to stand comfortably , as all the corridors were filled with tables , each table owned by at least six lawyers . Their juniors and clients were speaking in their highest tone in such a way that nobody heard me sobbing .

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Nyaya Mandeer means Temple of Justice.So beautifully built as none you will see any where.Not haughty architechture but a gentle facade at city center in Vadodara =Baroda-the cultural capital of Gujarat the city named after the banyan trees which abound still despite us.Late Rani Chimnabai jis grand marble sitting statue is show piece of this active court complex which needs to be now freed retired from active service and converted to Museum of law..who listens in 21st century about heritage preservation? Who does build such beautiful Public use buildings now? This is shopping area and bang opposite the Sur sagar lake with huge tall shiva standing statute recently erected in its midst.No boating please!

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