Sansad Bhavan or Parliament House of India is the centre of power and politics. It is also the strongest building in India, as it is the house of Members of Parliament who regularly discuss about various topics and matters of India. The Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan is also one of the largest government buildings in India by area and built-up area. So, let’s have a look at the list of interesting, historical, lesser known and amazing facts about Sansad Bhavan aka Parliament House of India.
9 Interesting and Amazing Facts About Sansad Bhavan (Parliament House)
1. Consist of Two Houses
The Parliament House or Sansad Bhavan consist of two houses, the Upper House and the Lower House. The Upper House is also known as the Rajya Sabha or Council of States whereas Lok Sabha is also known as the Lower House.
2. Who was the architect of Sansad Bhavan or Parliament House of India?
Did you know? It is one of the most interesting facts about Sansad Bhavan or Parliament House. Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker were the architects of this amazing and historical building.
3. Took 15 Years for Construction
Sansad Bhavan construction was started in 1912 and opened in 1927. Right now, it is one of the most important and historical buildings of India.
4. 2001 Parliament Attack or Attack on Sansad Bhavan
On 13 December 2001, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists attacked the Parliament House of India. About six military personnel and one civilian were killed in the attack.
5. Proposal for New Building
The Government of India has proposed a new parliament house building to replace the existing one. The current building will be preserved and protected because of its heritage tag.
6. Historical Central Hall of Sansad Bhavan
Central Hall of the Parliament House of India is a historical hall, where important dignities have addresses the Members of Parliament on various occasions and events.
7. Opening Ceremony Performed by Lord Irwin
The opening ceremony of Sansad Bhavan aka Parliament House, then called the Central Legislative Assembly, was performed on January 18, 1927 by Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India.
8. House of Lots of Mural Paintings
The Parliament House of India is also a house of lots of historical paintings, executed by well-known artists. You would be thrilled by observing and seeing those beautiful paintings in the Parliament House of India.
9. Available to General Public
Sansad Bhavan or Parliament House’s some parts are available to the public from 11 am to 5 pm. The museum remains closed on Sundays and Mondays.
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Article first published on May 27, 2016.