Question

The ceremonial halls of public and private audience were called as __________ during the Mughal period.

A

Mahamandapa

B

Qibla

C

Diwan-i-aam / Diwan-i-khaas

D

Hasht bihisht

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Diwan-i-aam / Diwan-i-khaas

In the Mughal architecture, the ceremonial halls of public and private audience were known as diwan-i-aam and diwan-i khaas. Placed within a large courtyard, these courts were also described as chihil sutun or forty-pillared halls.
The pedestal on which Shah jahan's throne was placed was frequently described as the qibla.
Hasht bihist was a central hall surrounded by eight rooms.

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