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Situated at the beautiful Badal Palace complex, the five storey Tazia Tower has its significance in Jaisalmer. Tazia tower is a replica of the mausoleum of various Muslim imams with intricate carvings on the walls of the tombstone that reflects rich ancient art made of thermocol, wood and coloured papers. The Badal Palace near the Amar Sagar Gate has a cloud-like appearance and has the Tazia Tower emerging from it. This tower is entirely different from the usual Rajputana architecture of Rajasthan. These were homes to the royal families of Rajasthan built by the Muslim Craftsmen who gave it a shape of Tazia as a symbol of their religion.
It's a tower of 5 storeys, and each storey tells a different story. Each floor has a balcony famous for its design, and the entire structure has Islamic touch to it with each of its models carved intricately. Tazia in Urdu means float that's taken during the procession of Muharram. The Muslim craftsmen built the balcony structure in the shape of a Tazia and gifted it to the Royal Patrons of the Badal Palace. The Badal Palace, on the other hand, is a cluster of structures with characterised carvings over walls. It is the present house of the Royals. The structure is a beautiful amalgamation of architectural splendour and the rich tapestry of Muslim artisans that serves as a paradigm of ancient Muslim architectural style.
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