BIGGEST BATH OF A QUEEN II HISTORY OF HAMPI II EP 07 II QUEEN’S BATH, INDIA II #HAMPIHISTORY

BIGGEST BATH OF A QUEEN II HISTORY OF HAMPI II EP 07 II QUEEN’S BATH, INDIA II #HAMPIHISTORY


The Queen’sBath is the first ruined structure you would see when you enter into the Royal center from the Kamalapura-Hampi main road. Queen’s bath. During Vijaynagar empire, queens would visit this place to bathe as well as get herbal treatment. In order to provide water supply to the Queen’s Bath, a lake was built about 3 km away to supply water. While water would flow straight from the lake, it would consist of some muddy particles, causing the water to become muddy. Therefore water used to be stored in outside canals built to store and purify water. Only after the mud has settled down, the purified water would be released to the Queen’s bath. Although the water stored in Queen’s Bath used to be cleaner, it would begin to contaminate and stink eventually. A inlet water valve was built to release the contaminated water and fill up the bath with fresh water. Stairs were built to enter the bath and enjoy the open bating. To protect from the sunlight or sun tan, there used to be a wooden rooftop, which was burn by the invaders. The architecture is Indo-Saracenic in style, . may be a bit more Islamic style than the Hindu style of architecture with the arches and other decorations. The bath was mostly used by Queens during summer to get rid of the summer heat. Please subscribe, like and comment.

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