Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore, India

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When One visits India, there are certain places of interest to be seen without missing. The Indian state government legilative assemly hall in Bangalore, karnataka is one among them to visit.

Submitted: June 12, 2011

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VIDHANA SOUDHA in BANGALORE
When I was young our school teacher took us to a Bangalore trip. Among some of the tourist places in Bangalore, Vidhana Soudha is one among them. I always thought then, this building looks huge and standing like a giant, though we were not allowed inside, it gave an immense shelter and relaxation to sit in front of the building.
Now, when I think back those days, it makes me smile, that how innocent we were for not recognizing the place we were standing.
Vidhana Soudha was built in the year 1956, and was started in 1952. It was started at the time of former Chief Minister K. Chengalraya Reddy and later it was passed on to Chief Minister Kengal Hanumanthaiah, who made the dream come true of constructing Vidhana Soudha. Though Vidhana Soudha was constructed for government, it had been a tourist place in Bangalore and it is always an incomplete visit for a tourist to go without visiting the Vidhana Soudha.
Vidhana Soudha accommodates twenty-two departments in three hundred rooms. This building was built under the chief engineering of B.R. Manickam and a tribute to temple architecture. This famous house of legislative chambers was built entirely in granite and porphyry and has entry in all directions. Presenting the four headed lion emblem of India shows the beauty of this building.
Architecture
 
Vidhana Soudha is a building constructed entirely based on Indian style of architecture, having four domes on all four corners. The construction took more than five thousand labors, 1500 scammers, masons and wood carvers and a full of four years to complete the building.
The ideal time to visit Vidhana Soudha is in the evenings when the lights are on and on national holidays. It is a breathtaking view of this building, which shows its beauty in complete bright lights.
The stone structure has a total area of 5, 50,505 square feet with broad steps from entrance. The building has statues of great people like B.R.Ambedkar and Jawaharlal Nehru.
During the period of Hanumanthaiah ruling, the Russian delegation had visited the state, and at that the chief minister was annoyed with one of the remark made by the Russian delegate as “All the structures here in this city are from European style, no own idea of architecture”. This made Hanumanthaiah to pursue his dream to complete the construction with based on Indian architecture. Hanumanthaiah being a lawyer by profession and an architect at heart made this building a famous one in the world.
The entrance of the building shows in carved words, as ‘Government’s work is Gods work’. The intention of Hanumanthaiah and others, who helped him to make this dream come true, is to make this building the best place to provide a better government for the people of this state. But today, as we see, there are a lot many members of the government who are miss using this facility and it is a shame to see them fight for petty things inside the hall.
It is a pride to live in this city of Bangalore, which has a great structure like Vidhana Soudha.


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