Wednesday, July 15, 2015

           

Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple

The Sree Subrahmanya Swamy temple in Haripad, in the state in Kerala.  Subrahmanya Swamy is mainly dedicates of  Dakshina Palani(Southern Palani ). The temple is built  before the rule  of Kaliyuga. All the landlords of Eakachakra (the then Haripad) had vision regarding the idol in the sametime which led them to find the idol in Kayamkulam lake.













The temple is Murugan in four armed form with Vel in one hand, Vajrayudha in another hand one hand bestowing blessing and the other toughing its thighs. 
The idol is about eight feet in height. The idol is believed to have presence of VishnuShiva and Brahma.
The temple's Sanctum sanctorum is round in shape. The temple compound also hosts a KoothambalamPeacocksMurugan's vahana, are protected and housed in the temple premises

he Avani Utsavam in Chingom, Markazhi Utsavam in Dhanu, Chitra Utsavam in Medom form the Utsava Trayam.Trikkarthika in Vrischikam, Prathishta day in Idavam, Skanda Ashthami in Thulam

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Fatehpur Sikri 
The Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during the period 1571 to1585. e named the city, Fatehabad, with word of Arabic origin in Persian, meaning victorious,it was later called Fatehpur Sikri.





It is at Fatehpur Sikri that the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the nine jewels or Navaratnas, were born in that city.



The architect was Tuhir Das and was constructed using Indian culture.
The buildings of Fatehpur Sikri show a synthesis of various regional schools of architectural craftsmanship such as Gujarat and Bengal.


Buland Darwaza the important buildings in this city, both religious and secular .



The gate was added some five years later after the completion of the mosque ca. 1576-1577,as an 'victory arch', to commemorate the Akbar's successful Gujarat campaign.

 It carries two inscriptions in the archway, one of which reads: "Isa, Son of Mariam said: The world is a bridge, pass over it, but build no houses on it. He who hopes for an hour may hope for eternity










Wednesday, July 1, 2015

ELLORA CAVES

Ellora caves is located in Aurangabad in the state Maharashtra in india.More inspiration of ellora caves from the 6th century to 15th century.The inscription of Rashtrakuta Dantidurga Dynasty.These monument caves shows about the epitome of  indian architecture.
The structures  of temples mainly represents the kannada literature.Also a WORLD HERITAGE SITE.
The ancient name of the Ellora cave is called as ELAPURA.Monumental caves represents
    Hinduism,Buddhism,Jainism built during the rule of the Kalachuri,Chalukya and Rashtrakuta
Hinduism:
The hinduism is indicates the region of Hindu which was built by the 6th century to 8th centur during Kalachuri Period.The architecture of this caves is different look and variety of design with new creation of excellent monuments.The cave of  Kailasa temple  which the LORD SHIVA  is carved out of one single rock.  The central temple - Nandi Mantapa or Mandapa - houses the Lingam. The Nandi Mandapa stands on 16 pillars and is 29.3 m high
. The base of the Nandi Mandapa has been carved to suggest that life-sized elephants are holding the structure aloft. A living rock bridge connects the Nandi Mandapa to the Shiva temple behind it.  mithunas (erotic male and female figures) and other figures. Most of the deities at the left of the entrance are Shaivaite (followers of Shiva) while on the right hand side the deities are Vaishnavaites (followers of Vishnu).



















Buddhism
These structures consist mostly of viharas or monasteries: large, multi-storeyed buildings carved into the mountain face, including living quarters, sleeping quarters, kitchens, and other rooms. he Vishwakarma (Cave 10) is the only chaitya griha amongst the Buddhist group of caves. It is locally known as Vishwakarma"celestial architect" or Sutar ka jhopda "carpenter's hut". It follows the pattern of construction of Caves 19 and 26 of Ajanta.
 On stylistic grounds, the date of construction of this cave is assigned to 700 A.D. The chaitya once had a high screen wall, which is ruined at present. At the front is a rock-cut court, which is entered through a flight of steps.
 Upstairs, on either side are pillared porticos with chambers in their back walls. These were probably intended to have subsidiary shrines but not completed
Jainism
 The five Jain caves at Ellora belong to the ninth and tenth centuries. They all belong to the Digambara sect.[14] Jain caves reveal specific dimensions.