Vidyadhar Bhattacharya

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Vidyadhar Bhattacharya (Bengali: বিদ্যাধর ভট্টাচার্য) was the chief architect and city planner of Jaipur city.[1] A Bengali architect, who hailed from Naihati of present day West Bengal, he was already working in the Amer state as Junior Auditor when approached by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 to build one of the earliest planned cities of India.[1] He used principles of Shilpa Shastra and Vaastu Shastra to create a grid-based model of city.

The Vidyadhar Garden near Galtaji was built in memory of Purohit Vidyadhar Bhattacharya.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jaipur - The Pink City". Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Vidyadhar Garden in Jaipur". Retrieved July 5, 2011.