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Purani Adalat, Chanderi


Purani Adalat refers to the court of justice or Nayalaya that was once functional in Chanderi. The Bundela rulers of Chanderi were responsible for the construction of many important and impressive buildings in and around Chanderi.

Purani Adalat is one such structure that was constructed by the Bundela rulers during their reign lasting over two centuries. The Purani Adalat is a square building having two storeys. This stone structure was built with slits and has a three storied gateway for the purpose of entrance. Projected balconies feature at the end of the building.

The entrance features an impressive embellishment and the ceiling has elaborate carvings of lotus. The front walls are decorated with geometric patterns. The door is decorated with elephant brackets on both sides. The balcony extends ahead of the terrace and a double beam projection supports the structure. The beauty of the building attracts tourists even today.


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