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Old July 15th, 2008, 03:31 PM   #201
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Bada Imambara, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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Bara Imambara (Urdu: بڑا امامباڑا)is an imambara complex built by Asaf-ud-daulah, Nawab of Lucknow, in 1784. It is also called the Asafi Imambara.
Bara means big, and the term Imambara refers to a shrine dedicated for Azadari purpose by the Shiite Muslims, who gather there to observe Muharram.
The Bara Imambara was built in 1783, a year of a devastating famine, and one of Asad-ud-Daulah's objectives in embarking on this grandiose project was to provide employment for people in the region.


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View of the Shravati river, Western Karnataka
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Thousand Pillar Temple, Moodabidri, Karnataka
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Savirakambada Basadi (Thousand Pillar Temple) is a Jain temple built in 1462 AD.

Moodabidri was the seat of the Chowtas, a Jain ruling family, who were originally located at Puthige, about 5 km from here. They moved their capital to Moodabidri in the 17th century.


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“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.”

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Old July 17th, 2008, 12:11 AM   #204
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Murudeshwar, Karnataka
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Murudeshwara (Kannada: ಮುರುಡೇಶ್ವರ) is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's tallest Shiva statue, this beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple.


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“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.”

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Old July 17th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #205
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Ibrahim Rauza, Bijapur, Karnataka
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Ibrahim Rauza entombs the mortal remains of Ibrahim Adil Shah II -- the greatest of the Adil Shahi rulers. After several years of deligent work, the mausoleum was completed in 1626.
The mausoleum has a mosque and four graceful minarates within a rectangular enclosure and can be accessed by a lofty entrance tower. It was designed by Malik Sandal and was surrounded by a royal garden during the Shahi rule.


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“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.”

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Old July 17th, 2008, 03:08 PM   #206
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Eros Cinema, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Eros Cinema is one of the oldest movie theaters in the world. Eros was built during the cinema boom of the '30s during which Plaza Central, New Empire, Broadway, Regal and Metro Cinemas opened.

Shorabji Bhedwar designed the Art Deco building, it marked the beginning of Back Bay reclamation in early 1938.

The foundation of Eros Cinema was laid in 1935. The cinema opened in 1938 and construction of this building on the then newly reclaimed Backbay plot housing shops and other businesses, apart from the cinema, took about two and a half years to complete. Partially faced with red Agra sandstone, this building is painted cream. The two wings of this Art Deco building meet up in a central block. The foyer is in white and black marble with touches of gold. Marble staircases with chromium handrails lead up to the upper floor. The murals are in muted colours depicting Indian architectures.


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“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.”

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Old July 18th, 2008, 11:06 PM   #207
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Mecca Mosque, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
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Mecca Masjid is one of the oldest and the biggest mosques located in Hyderabad, India. The mosque is believed to contain sacred relics, one of which is the hair of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. The bricks were brought from Holy Mecca, which were built into the central arch and hence the name.

It was built during the reign of Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah, the 6th Sultan of Hyderabad began building it in 1617 under the supervision of Mir Faizullah Baig and Rangaiah Chowdary. The work continued during the reign of Abdullah Qutub Shah and Tana Shah and was completed in 1694 by the Moghal Emperor Aurangzeb. It took about 8000 masons and 77 years to be completed.


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“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.”

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Old July 19th, 2008, 01:09 AM   #208
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Khalsa College, Amritsar, Punjab

Khalsa College is a historic educational institution in the northern Indian city of Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. Founded in 1892, the sprawling 300-acre (1.2 km²) campus is located about eight km outside of the city center on the Amritsar-Lahore highway (part of the Grand Trunk Road).

The main building is considered a gem of the Indo-Sarcenic style, which is strongly influenced by traditional Indian and Mughal schools of architecture. The college was designed by Bhai Ram Singh, principal of the Mayo School of Arts, Lahore, with the help of engineer Dharam Singh Gharjakhia.


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Old July 19th, 2008, 03:04 AM   #209
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Hangsheshwari Temple, Bandel, West Bengal
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This temple is dedicated to Mother Hangsheshwari (Goddess Kali) . It was built over a time period of 15 years and finally was completed in 1814-15 by Queen Shankari, wife of Raja Nrishingha Deb. It has 5 storeys and stands 21 meter high.

The architecture is quite distinctive and differs significantly from traditional Bengali design.


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“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.”

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Old July 19th, 2008, 06:28 AM   #210
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Awesomeness!

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Old July 19th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #211
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Padam Palace, Rampur, Himachal Pradesh
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It once served as the Winter Capital of the former princely state of Bushair. Raja Padam Singh laid the foundation the palace on the left bank of River Satluj in the year 1919. The construction of Padam Palace took six years and it was completed in 1925.


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“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.”

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Old July 20th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #212
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good job mate. btw, in one of ur posts, u had mentioned nalanda devi or some peak as india's 2nd highest. actually, K2 is modern india's highest (or 2nd highest?)peak, even though it is present in PIOK (Pakistan Illegaly occupied kashmir). in that case, the peak whose picture u posted is 3rd highest peak of indipendant india.
anyway, i liked ur work,keep it up.
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good job mate. btw, in one of ur posts, u had mentioned nalanda devi or some peak as india's 2nd highest. actually, K2 is modern india's highest (or 2nd highest?)peak, even though it is present in PIOK (Pakistan Illegaly occupied kashmir). in that case, the peak whose picture u posted is 3rd highest peak of indipendant india.
anyway, i liked ur work,keep it up.
Hi. I understand, but my policy to restrict the posts to the land under actual Indian rule, and not land which is claimed by India but under foreign rule.
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“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.”

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Shinde Chhatri, Pune, Maharashtra
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This is the Samadhi/Chhatri (cenotaph) of Madhaji Shinde, who served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Maratha Army between 1760 and 1780.


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“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.”

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Bhaja Buddhist Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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Bhaja Caves, situated in the Aurangabad district, lie at a distance of 60 km from Pune. The caves are as old as the 2nd century BC, i.e., the early Theravadin phase of Buddhism, when the Mauryans used to rule over India. The eighteen caves at Bhaja are dedicated to Lord Buddha and have been beautifully carved with his images. Some of the images represent Lord Buddha, in symbolic terms, and some depict the incidents surrounding His life.


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“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.”

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Landscape near Bhimashankar, Maharashtra
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Umaid Bhavan Palace, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
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Umaid Bhawan Palace, located at Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India, is one of the world's largest private residences. A part of the palace is managed by Taj Hotels. Named after Maharaja Umaid Singh, grandfather of the present Maharaja of Jodhpur, this monument has 347 rooms and serves as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family.

Umaid Bhawan Palace was called Chittar Palace during its construction due to its location on Chittar Hill, the highest point in Jodhpur. Ground for the foundations of the building was broken on 18 November 1929 by Maharaja Umaid Singh and was construction work was completed on 1943.


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Bidar Fort, Karnataka
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Bidar is a magnificent fort,the main gateway of which was originally built by Bahamani Sultan Ahmad Shah Wali in 1429 AD. Further improvements to the citadel were carried out by the Barid Shahi Sultans. Ahmad Shah Wali (1422 - 35) the ninth Bahamani Sultan decided to shift his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar for reasons of health.


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“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.”

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left with no words...

I have never seen my own country....this beautiful...
makes me wanting to travel to all those places....

I am wondering how you compiled all these pics....

Great job... keep it coming..
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Sri Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Karur, Tamil Nadu
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“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.”

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