Designed like Mysore Palace: MLA Ramdas
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Designed like Mysore Palace: MLA Ramdas

November 16, 2022

Not Mohammedan style: Prof. N.S. Rangaraju

Mysore/Mysuru: Responding to the controversy over dome-shaped bus shelters in his Constituency, Krishnaraja MLA S.A. Ramdas clarified that the idea was to build a bus stand designed like the Mysore Palace.

 In a press release, the MLA said that the bus shelters were designed under the funds released by the MLA grant as many areas needed them for public convenience. “Rs. 10 lakh has been released for the bus shelters and the idea is to reflect the heritage character of Mysuru on the lines of the Mysore Palace. This has been grossly misunderstood and I have seen adverse comments on social media and public platforms,” Ramdas said.

 “It has been wrongly portrayed in social media that the contractor is a Muslim and he has designed the domes like a mosque. This is highly condemnable and I have written to the City Police Commissioner to act against the miscreants. In fact, Mahadev of Danti Constructions is carrying out the construction and 60 percent of the works have been completed,” Ramdas clarified.

“The construction follows a traditional pattern and is not according to any religion. A technical and expert committee has been constituted to study the designs and if the committee recommends change in the design, we are open to it,” Ramdas said.

On the MP’s remark that the ‘kalasha’ was placed in a hurried manner, Ramdas said that the kalasha was placed soon after the dome was built and not after the MP spoke against it. The MLA has attached a google image that indicates the date of the kalasha installation.

Meanwhile, heritage expert Prof. N.S. Rangaraju has said that the bus shelters do not follow Mohammedan style of architecture. “Rather it is Indian style. It is a wrong notion that the style is Islamic. I would say that the style is peculiar to India,” he said, giving many examples of such styles that prevailed in the Maurya period.

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As per the Town Planning Act, all the structures around the Mysore Palace must follow the heritage style of architecture and they must resemble the root structure. “It will be a violation if designs are changed,” he added.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Designed like Mysore Palace: MLA Ramdas”

  1. Raghu C says:

    Only a insane person can tell that the bus shelter is built like Mysore palace. And that to spending 10 Lakhs..! This is height of foolishness.

  2. Howdy, Modi! says:

    Mysore Palace design in Indo-Saracenic style by the British architects has a core Mughal element, as all architectures of this style have.
    Mughals were not Hindus!
    MP Simha, who weirdly cited people tolerating the introduction of Persian by Tipu Sultan (people, he meant Muslims, but Muslims were not alone under Tipu Sultan regime) 2 centuries ago,. He seemed unhappy that people now are not accepting the Hindi in the South India This fool conveniently masks that what the Hindi fanatics like Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are attempting , like LB Shastri did in 1960s, are thrusting Hindi iin a strange 3 language formula, where the people in the North India, do not have to learn any South India language. The selfie-loving idiot Modi who boasted the other day about start ups in Bengaluru should know that the IT and other related sciences has English at their core. Again this fool Narendra Modi, who wants Indian Techies to be given work visas in Britain and elsewhere in any trade deal, should know that compulsory learning of Hindi will diminish the already fragile nature of English knowledge of Indians.
    The BJP will be careful. They are mostly North Indian Party, and if they lose Karnataka-as their voters are majority Lingayats, the crave for recognising Tipu Sultan in the form of a university in Srirangapatna will become strong.
    Gowdas and Muslims do not see the BJP as their party. They are in substantial numbers as voters.

  3. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    The fool MP Simha and his BJP saffron clad crowd see every construction depicting as a mosque.
    Some one who is against the narrow religious practices of Islam, I question whether that religion allows the Islamic structure to be
    copied for a bus stop-that religion will consider this as a sacrilege. Simha is an ignorant and arrogant cretin.
    On the general issue of Muslims and their culture permeating in India, The constitution allows them as bona fide citizens of India ,and if Hindu religion can permeate in the country, so can their religion.
    The Western countries to which India is attempting tom have healthy links, consider the BJP and \Modi as extremists, Kamala Harris the US VP expressed it so in no uncertain terms.
    Simha sounds more like one which Ms Harris objected to.

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