of Lord Ganesha
Temples on the Hemakuta Hill
Kodanda Rama Temple
Hazara Rama Temple
Yantroddaraka Anjineya Temple
Lotus Mahal is a two storeyed structure. The ground floor, built on a designed
basement consists of an open pavilion made up of 24 pillars. The arches are recessed
and decorated with fine stuccowork. The upper floor has many windows and arched
openings. All windows were once fitted with wooden shutters and silk curtains.
An interesting aspect of this monument is the staircase leading to the upper floor.
While the entire structure is delicately built with fine stuccowork, this staircase
is severely plain without any ornamentation.
There are three watchtowers in this enclosure. One to the North is square on plan,
while the one located in the south is octagonal. A flight of steps leads to the
top of these towers. Though these are described as watchtowers, they were nevertheless
used by the women-folk to get an excellent view of the surrounding places. This
can be inferred from the fact that the lower row of windows in the octagonal tower
is half covered. These watch towers are another example of Indo-Islamic architecture.