The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue

The reopened Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, built in 1884, allows non-Jews to participate in prayer too, but upon ID verification since it is under a terror threat
Curated By: Pankti Mehta Kadakia
Published: Feb 7, 2019
The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue

Image by : Mexy Xavier

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  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
  • The covers are off: Inside Kala Ghoda's restored 'blue' synagogue
For years, the synagogue sported a sky-blue hue, brought about by years of blue washing. The conservation team, led by restoration architect Abha Narain Lambah, found that its obscured original colour scheme was from a clean Porbandar stone, closer to a shade of indigo. The synagogue was built in the Classical Revival Style, with decorative Victorian interiors.