Must See Places in Jaipur for Tourists Dotted with wonderful palaces, enthralling gardens and glorious forts, the city of Jaipur is a perfect example of beauty with elegance. Also, known as the ‘Pink City’ because of its structures built in pink sandstone, the charm of this cultural city of India lure travelers, researchers, historians from all parts of the world. This desert capital of India illustrates the royal life of the Rajput emperors and their renowned vision. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727, Jaipur was painted in pink in 1876 for welcoming Prince Albert and Queen Elizabeth II. Since then, this magnificent city offers a spectacular journey in its rich past and presents some of the best places to visit in the city.
Humayun’s Tomb: A Historical perspective to Conservation and Preservation Introduction In today’s day and age, we are infested with multiple errands and are in constant pressure to finish the tasks at hand, we forget to remember our roots that we are surrounded by found in the precincts or heritage sites around us. The Humayun’s Tomb complex with the two nearby areas of Hazrat Nizamuddin basti, Sunder nursery have seen constant architectural work since the 12th century. After the burial of the revered Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in this area, tombs of several Mughal leaders and saints were constructed here. Saint Nizamuddin Auliya lived here in the early 14th century and it is considered auspicious to be buried near a saint’s grave. Thus, it is considered one of the densest ensemble of medieval Islamic buildings in India.
The Mughals who ruled India from 1526-1858, emerged as great patrons of architecture. Mughal architectural is a great historical source as it reflects on imperial ideology of the time. The Mughals drew upon various architectural traditions- indigenous Indian traditions, Indo Islamic architecture form the Sultanate period, Persian traditions, European traditions and introduced their own Timurid traditions of Central Asia. Right from Babur to Aurangzeb, architecture was used to assert power and seek legitimacy by the Mughals. Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire, coming from the lush lands of Ferghana and being constantly on the move in India, mainly laid out gardens in Hindustan instead of large buildings.
Source of image mouthshut.in Qutub Minar along with surrounding areas is known as the Qutub Complex. The Iron Pillar is a part of this complex. At a height of 7.3 metres, it dates back to the 4th century AD, and was erected by King Chandragupta II, to honour Lord Vishnu. Even after 1600 years, this (98%) wrought iron pillar remains as it is with no rust or corrosion. Akshardham Temple: - It is known as the Delhi Akshardham, this temple complex was built in 2005 and sits deftly near the banks of River Yamuna.
Once again the Hindu organisations have intensified their demand to rebuild the Ram mandir (temple), regardless of the fact that the case pertaining to the rightful ownership of the disputed land is still not settled. The Supreme Court in 2011 stayed the Allahabad High Court's order dividing the 2.7 acres disputed land in Ayodhya and distributing it among the Sunni Waqf Board, Ram Lalla represented by Hindu Maha Sabha, and Nirmohi Akhara – a Hindu religious denomination recognised by the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad and belongs to the Vaishnava sampradaya. Several leaders of the ruling BJP have declared in public that Ram mandir will be built in Ayodhya. BJP parliamentarian Sakshi Maharaj had in June said that Ram temple will be built in the BJP
Christian Monk 113082846 April-16-2016 India and the Taj Mahal Essay #3 The Art and History Behind the Taj Mahal Give a historical and artistic overview of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, using your textbook and three additional online sources to discuss this important architectural complex. The Taj Mahal (also known as the “Shrine of Love” and the “The Jewel of Muslim Art in India”) is a very expansive tomb located in Agra India (previously the Mughal Empire) on the Yamuna River. Though India is the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, “monumental tombs were not part of either the Hindu or Buddhist traditions” instead such grand burial chambers “had a long history in Islamic architecture” (Gardener). The Taj Mahal was built by ruler of the
The Hindu temple is a place of worship for Hindus with its rich architecture which attracts thousands of people around the world. Badrinath temple, Brihadeeswara temple, Somnath temple, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Tirupati Balaji, Vaishno Devi temple is some of the great temples in India. There are various rituals in every temple which have been followed from ages. All of them have a cultural and scientific significance which had been lost while passing them to the next generation. We Indians being traditional people follow those customs and practices ours elders ask us to follow without understanding
all the temples are decorated with beautiful carvings. Khajuraho temple complex was built mostly from 950 to 1050 year. Basically, these temples were divided into two groups ... and Hindu Dzhaynistkie. Constructed of sandstone and granite ... is the finest work of art, where you can see everything to the last detail, even the hair line and nail shape. The temples are covered with numerous erotic poses, from what are called "City of
The background and lighting may be created by graphic designers, but the effects are powerful to imagine a temple in heaven. Meta Description: The Akshardham temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Swaminarayan and is the world 's largest comprehensive temple in Delhi. Pic 1 – The ruins of the Presbyterian Church on Ross Island, Andaman & Nicobar. Built of stone and bricks, it once had windows made out of Burma teak. You can get a magnificent view of the harbour from here.
Humayun’s Tomb: A Historical perspective to Conservation and Preservation Introduction The Humayun’s Tomb complex with the two nearby areas of Hazrat Nizamuddin basti, Sunder nursery have seen a constant architectural work since the 12th century. After the burial of the revered Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya in this area, tombs of several Mughal leaders and saints were constructed here. Saint Nizamuddin Auliya lived here in the early 14th century and it is considered auspicious to be buried near a saint’s grave. Thus, it is considered one of the densest ensemble of medieval Islamic buildings in India. This site also has a great history attached with the Grand Trunk road.