Nadiad ni haveli

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Nadiad ni haveli
General information
Location Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Completed 1780s

Nadiad ni haveli is also called Bhausaheb Desai ni Haveli was built in Nadiad, Gujarat, India. Construction for the house started in 1783 and it had 249 rooms and is an architectural wonder with wooden carvings, rain water harvesting, dozens of courtyards and balconies covered with bronze sheets.

Tatya Tope took shelter here during the 1857 mutiny, Swami Vivekananda stayed in this house in 1892[1] and delivered lectures on spiritualism, Mahatma Gandhi addressed a gathering in 1917 during the kheda satyagraha.

Rao Bhahudur Viharidas Desai, popularly known as Bhausaheb had inheritated desaigiri (Landlordship) from his forefathers who had been tax collectors from the Mughals. Later on the same arrangement continued during the British period even as Bhausaheb's two sons Haridas Viharidas Desai and Bechardas Viharidas Desai took over as Diwansahebs to erstwhile Junagadh state. In the end of 19th century, they became the highest taxpayers to the British government.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Letters of Swami Vivekananda, Swami Vivekananda, Published by Vedanta Press and Catalog