Amber Fort and Sheesh Mahal in Kolkata: The festive season of Kolkata has always been a great part of its culture, and now the culture is including different aspects of India in it to attract the people of Bengal to the Marwari culture.
Two big Durga puja committees of Kolkata are recreating the Amber fort gate and the Sheesh Mahal to attract the revelers during the five days of Bengal's biggest festival.
The work has been going on for the last six months in Muhammad Ali Park in North Kolkata at a whopping cost of Rupees 30 lakhs.
The organizers are using plywood and glass to build the replica of the famous structure.
The reason for creating the replica at the time of Durga Puja is a unique step to revisit the roots of the Marwar situated far from the land of Bengal and a great way to join the two separate lands.
Well with all these efforts, the Sheesh Mahal is being constructed at the Muhammad Ali Park and the Amber fort gate is being placed in the railway town of Barrackpur.
Every year the committee decides the different and unique theme for the Durga Puja pandals. This time the idea is zeroed on creating a replica of the Marwari tradition to know the Rajasthani culture in the lands of Bengal.
The leader of the committee- Ashok Ojha framed the idea as, "A way to visit our roots in the Desert state".
Well, talking about the two great structures of Rajasthan. The two places have been part of Rajasthan's capital, Jaipur city.
The Amber fort has been a great part of Jaipur's defence, whereas the building of the Sheesh Mahal holds a story that says-
The queen of the Kingdom of Amer loved watching stars, but due to some medical conditions, she was not allowed to sleep in the open air. On that, the king of Amer ordered his architect to build something that can facilitate the wishes of the queen, and guess what? The Sheesh Mahal was created.
The Sheesh Mahal of Amer could be enlightened by two candles only and the reflection produced with those candles creates infinite stars, which facilitated the queen's wish.