daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy (aug.2, 2013)

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Photo Forums > General Photography

General Photography General discussions on photography and non urban photos


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 13th, 2011, 11:44 AM   #2401
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



School children dressed up for a function, Somanahalli Village, Tamil Nadu
Copyright viwehei@flickr


Locator Map:
__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old August 24th, 2011, 12:37 PM   #2402
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Sunderwala Burj, Nizamuddin, Delhi
Copyright U.S. Embassy New Delhi@flickr

The Conservation of Sunderwala Burj is part of the larger Humayun’s Tomb – Sunder Nursery – Nizamuddin Basti Urban Renewal project, a not-for – profit Public Private Partnership between the Archaeological Survey of India, Central Public Works Department, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and the Aga Khan Development Network.
With exquisitely ornamented plasterwork on the ceilings, unique in Delhi, this early 16th century building is amongst the earliest building built during the Mughal reign and stands within the World Heritage Site Buffer Zone. Source


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:





__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker

Last edited by Marathaman; August 24th, 2011 at 02:18 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 24th, 2011, 02:17 PM   #2403
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Ruins of Vijaygarh Fort, Bayana, Rajasthan
Copyright warthog@panoramio

Bayana is famous for Bijaigarh (Vijaygarh) fort, which was built by Jadon Raja Bijai Pal in 1040 A.D. The Bijaigarh fort contains several old temples and a red sandstone pillar bearing an inscription of Vishnuvardhan, a feudatory of Samudragupta. The fort was described as one of the most famous forts in India by Babur. Besides this, there is a monolithic sandstone pillar, a combination of Hindu and Muslim styles, which bears many inscriptions.

The ancient name of Bayana was Sripatha or Sriprashtha or Shantipura. A big hoard of the ancient Indian coins were discovered in 1946 at the distance of 11 km from Bayana. In 372 AD, Vishnu Vardhana erected the sacrificial pillar in memory of pundarika sacrifice for prosperity. In 1046 AD Chittralekha, the queen of Mangalaraja (Mangalraja was Kachawaha king of Gwalior. He was son of Vazradama, who died in a battle with Mahmood of Gazni in 1000 AD.) Built the temple of Vishnu .

It is a curious mixture of Hindu and Mohammad relics. Ruled by stalwarts like Muhammad Ghori, Sikandar Lodhi and Humayun, Bayana held a special place in history. According to Abul Fazal: "this town is the burial place of many illustrious men". It can be adjudged that various important battles were fought here. Akbarnama mention that in former times Bayana was the capital of a province of which Agra was merely a dependent village.


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:


Copyright bijapuri ( Ed Sentner )@flickr











__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker

Last edited by Marathaman; August 24th, 2011 at 02:23 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 25th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #2404
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Naganatha Temple, Badami, Karnataka
Copyright Siddeshwar@ Journeys Across Karnataka

This is a well restored Chalukya-era temple.


Locator Map:


Video:


Bonus Pics:







__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker

Last edited by Marathaman; July 25th, 2012 at 03:55 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2011, 04:02 PM   #2405
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Jatar Deul, Sunderbans, West Bengal
Copyright Jamil Sayed@picasaweb

The temple contains no idol but the locals believe it to be a Shiva temple and call it Jatar Deul (Jata: matted hair, Deul: temple), after the matted hair of Shiva. It is remarkable in it's height, and stands near the estuary of the Moni river. Though confusions about this being a Buddhist pagoda, victory tower of Pratapaditya of Jessore apart from being a Hindu Temple cannot be ignored. The whole monument is built with thin country bricks and also has a decoration made by carved bricks. The Deputy Commissioner of Diamond Harbour discovered once a copperplate almost near to the Jatar Deul, in 1875. On it was recorded in Sanskrit the date of its building by Raja Jayantachandra in Shaka 897, corresponding to 975 AD. This copperplate is no more traceable at present.


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:









__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #2406
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Vishnu Temple, Deogarh, Madhya Pradesh
Copyright Saurabh Saxena@picasaweb

The temple is one of the earliest Hindu stone temples to still survive today. Built in the Gupta Period (320 to c. 600 AD), Vishnu Temple shows the ornate and beauty seen in Gupta style architecture. This temple is also a good resource for examining Gupta style sculptures and art.

Vishnu Temple is a great example of early Gupta architecture. The style and organization of the structure was the method for the decoration of many Hindu temples seen around India at the time. Though it is in poor condition, having a damaged tower, the temple still exudes the ornate decorations and structural complexity created back in the early 6th century.

Many of these early Hindu stone temples were dedicated to a single Hindu deity. The temple at Deogarh is dedicated to the Vishnu. These temples made in the early part of the 6th century of the Gupta Period housed images and symbols of Hindu gods. These temples allowed people to make contact with the gods they were worshiping. The Temple was built out of stone and brick consisting of a single cubical sanctum that sheltered the images within.


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:






Copyright Dr. Moran@picasaweb


Copyright bijapuri ( Ed Sentner )@flickr


Copyright Saurabh Saxena@picasaweb

__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 26th, 2011, 08:35 PM   #2407
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Kamala Narayana Temple, Devgaon, Karnataka
Copyright ravi_basarihalli@panoramio

Kamala Narayana is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Narayana aka Lord Vishnu. It was built in the 12th century at the behest of Kamaladevi, the Kadamba queen.
Kadambas were an ethnic Kannada royal dynasty established by Mayurasharma in the third/fourth century. They were vassals of the Chalukya kings and later the Rashtrakutas. They came to rule vast tracts of land in North Karnataka(Banavasi,Hangal,Halasi) and Goa.
It was said to have been constructed by the architect Tippoja for the Kadamba king and is a testament to his architectural genius.

The shikharas (towers) of all the shrines are missing.


Locator Map:


Video:


Bonus Pics:


Copyright Siddeshwar @ Travels Across Karnataka


Source


Copyright Prakash Manjrekar (P…@panoramio





__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker

Last edited by Marathaman; July 25th, 2012 at 04:00 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #2408
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Copyright sgtsalamander@flickr

These caves date from 1st century BCE to 10th century CE. In total in the basalt there have been carved 109 caves. Unlike the elegant splendor of Elephanta Caves nearby, the earlier cells are spartan and unadorned. Each cave has a stone plinth for a bed. A congregation hall with huge stone pillars contains the stupa, a Buddhist shrine. Farther up the hill are the remains of an ancient water system, canals and cisterns that collected and channeled the rainwater into huge tanks. Once the caves became permanent monasteries, they began to be carved out of the rock with intricate reliefs of Buddha and the Bodhisattvas carved into the walls. Kanheri had become an important Buddhist settlement on the Konkan coast by the 3rd century A.D.

Most of the caves are the Buddhist viharas meant for living, study, and meditation. The larger caves were chaityas, or halls for congregational worship, are lined with intricately carved Buddhist sculptures, reliefs and pillars, and contain rock-cut stupas for congregational worship. The Avalokiteshwara is the most distinctive figure. The large number of viharas obviously prove a well-organized existence of Buddhist monks' establishment, which was also connected with many trade centers such as the ports of Sopara, Kalyan, Nasik, Paithan and Ujjain. Kanheri was a University center by the time the area was under the rule of the Maurayan and Kushan empires. In the late 10th century, the Buddhist teacher Atisha (980-1054) came to the Krishnagiri Vihara to study Buddhist meditation under Rahulagupta.


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:


Copyright iamShishir@flickr


Source




Copyright Vinay Bhatia@flickr


Copyright kaaenche@flickr


Copyright Claire Howson@flickr


Copyright Claire Howson@flickr


Copyright Claire Howson@flickr


Copyright thingshappendownhere@flickr

Copyright Amruta Patil@flickr
__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker

Last edited by Marathaman; August 27th, 2011 at 04:39 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 27th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #2409
Odoaker
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,835
Likes (Received): 771

So diverse, and then the details! I do wonder how they worked out making the ceiling that flat!
Odoaker no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #2410
shanware
Registered User
 
shanware's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,217
Likes (Received): 10

Wonderful work as always, Maratha ! The hiatus has done you good
shanware no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2011, 06:56 AM   #2411
JeanValJean
Registered User
 
JeanValJean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 110
Likes (Received): 388

Excellent work as always. I learn about my own country.
JeanValJean no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 30th, 2011, 07:35 PM   #2412
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Nageshwara Temple, Bankapura Fort, Karnataka
Copyright Shashishekhar S@picasaweb

This Chalukyan temple is situated within the Bankapura Fort. It was partially destroyed when the fort was captured by Adil Shah in 1567.


Locator Map:


Videos:



Bonus Pics:


Source







__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old August 31st, 2011, 01:50 PM   #2413
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Pushkarini (Stepwell) at Santebennur, Karnataka
Copyright hotstuff@teambhp

The Pushkarni is the biggest in Karnataka with a length and breadth of 300 feet, it is 80 feet deep. In all eight directions there are small mantaps (pavilions) of which only six are in their original shape. In the middle of this reservoir, there is a bigger tower called Vasantha Mantapa which is about 50 feet in height.It is said that Hanumappa Nayaka, built this Pushkarni and the temple of Lord Ranganatha along side it in the year 1658 AD. Ranadullah Khan, a sergeant of the Bijapur Sultan defeated Hanumappa Nayaka in a battle, destroyed the temple and constructed a mosque of large dimensions there. Hanumappa Nayaka who had been forced to retire to Tarikere and Kaldurga, was greatly incensed at this, and watching his opportunity planned a night attack, in which he put to death the Muhammadan governor, and desecrated the mosque and rebuilt the temple that existed there. [Wikipedia]


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:


Copyright Shashishekhar S@picasaweb




Copyright Viswanatha Basava...@picasaweb

__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM   #2414
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Farah Bagh/Farahbagh/Farah Baug Mahal, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Copyrigt Harshad Sharma@flickr

This massive ruined edifice is the lone surviving structure of Farah Bagh, a vast compound of palaces and gardens built by the Nizam Shahi rulers of the Ahmednagar Sultanate. The monument is dated to 1583 AD


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:

__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2011, 07:45 AM   #2415
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Katarmal Sun Temple, Almora, Uttarakhand
Copyright Kalmatia Sangam@picasaweb


Katarmal Sun temple was built by Katarmalla, a Katyuri Raja, in the 9th century. In the early medieval period, Kumaon was ruled by the Katyuri dynasty.
The main deity of the Sun temple in Katarmal is called Burhadita or Vraddhaditya (the old Sun God). The idols of Shiva-Parvati and Lakshmi-Narayana are also found in this temple.


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:

__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2011, 08:12 AM   #2416
uihidus
BANNED
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 3
Likes (Received): 0

On how you look at online shopping! I always thought that good here!
uihidus no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2011, 12:41 PM   #2417
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Rajsamand Lake, Rajsamand, Rajasthan
Copyright Dr.V.S.Chouhan@panoramio

This man-made lake was built in the 17th century, along with the ghats and marble pavilions


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:






Copyright Kirtiman Rathore@panoramio




Source





__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker

Last edited by Marathaman; September 4th, 2011 at 12:47 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2011, 01:08 PM   #2418
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Kichakeshwari Temple, Khiching, Orissa
Copyright chintamani mohanta@panoramio

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kichakeswari, the family goddess of the ruling chiefs of Mayurbhanj. The original temple was built somewhere in the 7th or the 8th century and was reconstructed in the 20th century from the ruins of an earlier temple. The shrine contains a large ten-armed skeletal image of Chamunda with striking veins, ribs and sunken belly, wearing a garland of skulls and seated over a dead body. The Parasvadevatas, the Chaitya arches, the amorous couples, the scroll works and the arabesques can still be seen in the original portions of the temple. The style of the temple is contemporary of the Brahmesvara and the Lingaraj temples of Bhubaneswar.


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:


Copyright NASIB PURTY@panoramio
__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2011, 06:31 PM   #2419
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Amber, Rajasthan
Copyright Oriental Software Pvt. Ltd.

This is a small temple located at the heart of the old city of Amber.


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:







__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker

Last edited by Marathaman; September 11th, 2011 at 07:10 PM.
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2011, 07:10 PM   #2420
Marathaman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,252
Likes (Received): 2778



Jama Mosque, Amber, Rajasthan
Copyright Oriental Software Pvt. Ltd.

Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1569, Akbari Masjid is the grand mosque (Jama Masjid) of Amber. It is said that this is where the Emperor stopped to pray on his way to Ajmer for an annual pilgrimage. The mosque was built in the typical Mughal style, with triple onion domes and arches opening onto a courtyard. Four minarets rise from the corners of the structure. [Source]


Locator Map:


Bonus Pics:





__________________
“ The human lust for power and esteem, coupled with its vulnerability to self-deception and self-righteousness, makes that an invitation to a calamity, all the worse when the power is directed at a goal as quixotic as eradicating human self-interest.”

“The foundation of individual rights is the assumption that people have wants and needs and are authorities on what those wants and needs are. If people's stated desires were just some kind of erasable inscription or reprogrammable brainwashing, any atrocity could be justified.”

Steven Pinker
Marathaman no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
india

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu