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The building of the Legislative Assembly

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The legislature of the state of Karnataka is its capital - the city of Bangalore, in a huge building, the architecture of which is heavily influenced by both East and West.

Construction was started in 1951, when Prime Minister of India was famous Jawaharlal Nehru, who initiated the construction of the building for the Legislative Assembly. But manual creation of this architectural monument has taken Kengal Hanumanthaiah, which specifically travels to Europe, USA, Russia, then to invest in the concept of the building elements seen them there architectural masterpieces. The construction was finished in 1956.

Vidhana Soudha, also known as the construction is a five-story granite building, one floor of which is underground. From the four corners of the towering dome, and the main Central dome is crowned by the figure of the symbol of India the lion with four heads. The height of the building is 46 meters, and the number of rooms, which are located in 22 departments, reaches three hundred. The building has four main entrances, one on each side, the main is the Eastern, which is decorated with twelve tall carved columns. And right above it is the inscription "Government's Work is God's Work" ("Work of the Parliament is act of God").

The total cost of construction amounted to just over 17 million rupees, but annually for the upkeep of the building takes about 20mn.

In 2005 a decision was made on the building next to Vidhana Soudha to its exact copy, which was named Vikas of Soda, and there are additional offices for some Ministers.

To get into the building only by using a special badge, but also external inspection of the building will bring a lot of impressions especially on Sunday evenings and public holidays when it is decorated with millions of lights.