JuliJuli2018-03-17Women's view of the world in Orchha's Jehangir Mahal. travelorcchaindiamahalindoislamicexplorehiddenawayhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/de9f18712127b9f1d9dee585cc956678/5B348B3E/t51.2885-15/e35/28751095_1563117747143320_4943993530814038016_n.jpg2018-03-17
https://instatbt.com/Place/elephant-stable-royal-centre-hampi/342600961Elephant Stable, Royal Centre, HampiNamaste friends... 🙏🏼😊
Elephant Stable is an ancient monument located just outside the Zenana Enclosure in Hampi.
The Elephant Stable is an impressive structure that was used to provide shelter for the royal elephants 🐘 of the Vijayanagara Empire. It is one of the very few structures not suffered the damage during Deccan Sultanate attack on Hampi.
This is a beautiful example 😍 of Indo-Islamic architecture. There are 11 domed tall chambers. The whole building looks symmetric with respect to this central hall. The center chamber is specially decorated and big. The other 10 domes represent the Islamic style of architecture. Each of the domes was decorated with ornate plaster on the interior as well as the exterior.
Metal hooks on the inside roof can be seen. The elephants were tied to these hooks from the center of the ceiling. At the rear of each hall are small openings for the mahouts to enter the elephant compartments. The open area in front of the building was a parade ground for the elephants.
https://instatbt.com/Place/queens-bath-hampi/751807104998447Queens Bath HampiNamaste friends... 🙏🏼😊
The Queen's Bath is believed to be constructed by Achyuta Raya for the women of the royal family of Vijayanagara. Built in Indo-Islamic style, the Queen's Bath is an elaborate structure with a simple exterior and an ornate interior. It is a rectangular building and is surrounded by ornate balconies, each having a set of three windows. Each arched bay surrounding the bath is decorated with intricate carved stucco ornamentation on the ceilings and the vaults placed above the arched bays. The pool has stone steps leading to the bottom of the tank.
This structure is surrounded by a moat on all sides and a bridge like structure is made to reach the pool. Probably this was designed to prevent people from entering the area when the royals were bathing.
The Queen's Bath is an empty structure now. The floor of the bath has some empty sockets that were once used to support pillars. These pillars are believed to have been part of a canopy that was destroyed during the Deccan Sultans attack on Hampi.
Have a great weekend my dear friends! 😊
Florian LangFlorian Lang2018-03-06After years, this is still one of my favourite places in Delhi: An old mosque from the early Delhi Sultanate era, in South Delhi’s Deer Park. I hope it will just remain as it is, not be restored and smartened up neither converted into anything else...