"The Golghar or Gol Ghar or Round house is located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan in Patna, capital of Bihar state. Built in the native Stupa architecture, the building has a foundation of 125m, and a height of 29 m. It is pillarless with a wall of thickness of 3.6 m at the base. One can climb atop the Golghar through the 145 steps of its spiral stairway around the monument. The spiral staircase was designed so as to facilitate the passage of the coolies, who had to carry grain-bags up one flight, deliver their load through a hole at the top, and descend the other stairs. Built for the purpose of storing grains to be used in the times of famines.
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