Sanchi Stupas… An engineering marvel.

Sanchi : on a hilltop at Sanchi Town in Raisen District of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, Built in 3rd century BC by Maurya dynasty emperor Great Ashok, 36.5 meters in diameter and almost 16.5 meters hieght stands tall with all the glory of its past. It’s one of the best Buddhist monument with epitome of craftsmanship, art and architecture I have ever seen.
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Rendezvous with Stones…. Glory of Kailash Temple

Ellora Kailash Mandir : One of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World

The Ellora Caves (also called as Verul) are the epitome of beauty, science and architecture. Given the immense size of Ellora as whole, its unfathomable, how even one could think of attempting something so unimaginably huge and grand, but matter of fact is that our ancestor not only thought of it but also executed these and other awe inspiring marvellous and magnificent piece of architecture, brilliant and astonishingly exquisite, the magnitude of which leaves you spellbound.

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Mystical Bhuleshwar… a call again.

Bhuleshwar Shiva Temple, Yavat, Pune… a place that keeps on calling again and again and awakening the inner soul.
An 13th century ancient Bhuleshwar temple of lord Shiva is as mystical and mysterious as he is himself. Originally built around 8th century, reconstructed again in 1230 AD during Yadava’s Dynasty.

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Gondeshwar Shiva Temple… an architectural marvel.

The Gondeshwar Temple is in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture, which was popularized by Hemadri Pandit, also known as Hemadpant, a minister during the Yadav Dynasty. The most striking feature of the construction was the use of locally available black stone and lime, glorifying the local craftsmanship.The degree of skill that went into making the carved panels and the entire design of the temple is awesome.

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Bhuleshwar Shiva Mandir…. A brief photologue.

On 24th of Jan, I happened to be in Pune for some work with friend. After finishing our work we decided to go to Bhuleshwar Temple which was approx 55 Km from there. Relying on Google map we instead of taking a straight Pune Solapur highway, took Hagwane Road – Beautiful Saswad -Bhopdev –Pune Road – Malshiras road – Bhuleswar Road. It was pleasure driving on Ghats of Beautiful Saswad –Bhopdev.

Later a small miss of turn on Malshiras road took us to Ambale Goan (Bhairavnath Mandir ). Exactly 1 and half hours of driving on state and village road brought us to the door step of Temple on the hilltpop of Mashiras.

Bhuleshwar is an ancient Shiva temple originally built around 8th century, reconstructed again in 1230 AD during Yadavas Dynasty and then partially disfigured and destroyed by Muslim invaders.

It is believed that the temple was built during the time of the Pandavas. The temple was originally a fort by the name Mangalgadh and is also known as Daulatmangal Fort. The fort was constructed by Murar Jagdev in 17th century after he robbed Pune. He built the fort on the hill of Bhuleshwar Temple to keep a watch and get a view of the city.

Bhuleshwar Temple is made from black basalt rock which was brought especially to construct the temple. The rock is different from the other rock brownish basalt that is seen in the surroundings. The structure of the temple is traditional and the walls feature beautiful carvings. Figurines of several deities and mythological characters can be seen carved on the walls of the temple. Right from the entrance of the temple, visitors can see the cravings that augment the structure of the stone.

The area of Bhuleshwar Temple is considered to be of historical and religious importance. It is believed that this is the spot where Goddess Parvati performed dance for Lord Shiva before they left for Mount Kailash where they got married.


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