Travel to Northern India: Taj Mahal, Sikandra, and Fatehpur Sikri: Photo 32
Inside, there's only one room, with this ornately corbelled column, atop which Akbar is said to have sat in council, master of the four quarters. There are other interpretations, more favored these days: the building is said to have been purely symbolic, for example, with the central column representing the cosmic axis and with the squared design symbolizing the four corners of creation. The jalis, those pierced screens forming a balustrade, are restorations--obviously so, once it's pointed out.
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