Moti Mahal Palace of Gwalior
The Moti Mahal Of Gwalior or Moti Palace Gwalior is one of the main buildings of Gwalior history. It has been a power center in central India for more than 130 years. It was built in 1825 by the Scindhia rulers of Gwalior in a Hindu architectural style. The Moti Mahal has more than 300 rooms. Gold is polished to the walls of many rooms and pillars of this historic building. The Baijatal Lake built as an Amphitheater in the water adds a wireless pearl. The gardens around the Moti Mahal have a wide network of Stone Sources.Moti Mahal has a rich collection of wall paintings. Many of its rooms are decorated with rich Hindu art. Some of the outstanding paintings include a masterpiece of colored glass and engraved paintings depicting Raag Raagini. The Madhya Bharat Assembly Legislature was held in the court hall (Durbar Hall) until 1958. The walls and roof of Durbar Hall are Golden Polish everywhere. The chandelier lamps add a gold glow to Durbar Hall whenever it is lit on halls functional days.
After the formation of Madhya Pradesh in 1958, The legislative assembly was shifted to Bhopal, after which the power centre of governance shifted to Bhopal. Although many offices of the State Government, Division and District level are still operating in Motimahal.
The main offices involved in the construction of the Moti Mahal include the commissioner of the Department of Land Affairs and the Bandobast of Madhya Pradesh, Revenue Division, Commissioner Excise, Commissioner of Transportation, MP and Regional Examinations Commissioner and Commissioner Gwalior.
The glory of Moti Mahal, which preceded 1947 or until November 1956, is no more. But this historic building is our heritage and the surrounding area is a heritage site, which can be preserved if the government and the people of Gwalior must preserve our heritage.