Architectural Sankul conducted Mahal’s Heritage Walk on 5th January 2020
Architectural Sankul – Heritage Wing -Sanskriti had recently organised Shrrnkhale -e- Mahal – Bhaag- 2-, a heritage walk series in Mahal locality of Nagpur city. This walk was conducted in association with Maharaja of Nagpur Trust. More than 80 persons enthusiastically participants in this walk.
Dr. Madhura Rathod welcomed the participants and briefed about Architectural Sankul, its vision and mission. The heritage walks and visits are organised by this organisation for spreading the knowledge about the rich architectural heritage of Vidarbha region. The walk was graced by the presence of Dr. Raje Mudhoji Bhonsle (Maharaja of Nagpur), Shrimant Yuvraj Jaisingh Raje Bhonsle, Rajkimari Mrunalini Raje Bhonsle, Mr. Mohan Nahatkar (Secretary, Shri Rajendra High School), and Adv. Natvarji Trivedi.
The walk started from the Shukrawari Gate and proceeded to the Kothi, Trivedi wada, Rukmini Temple complex and terminated at Senior Bhonsle wada.. The heritage walk was well articulated with the stories for all these places by Architect Nitika Ramani. Her emphasis was on sharing the socio-cultural background, history and its linkage with 1817 war of Sitabuldi.
The participants saw the Kothi (Now Shri Rajendra High school) from inside. The Rukmini temple complex was explicitly discussed with the participants for its design, architectural elements, intrinsic sculptures and their importance in establishing the history of Nagpur. The Trivedi wada came out to be surprise for the participants hidden behind rows of shops. At senior Bhonsle wada the ambience was experienced in depth with its fabulous aesthetic, spaces, Deogarh area, and participants got a rare opportunity to see the Bhonsle weapons.
Participants appreciated the heritage walk and the efforts of Architectural Sankul and it was a successful event for the Nagpurians.