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Know Your Monument: The Oft-forgotten Rajasthan’s Maharaniyon ki Chhatriyan

December 30, 2020 6:34 pm

In the 15th edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we explore the unique complex of Maharaniyon ki Chhatriyan near Jaipur, which is dedicated solely to the queens of Rajasthan. The chhatris, especially the precinct in Gaitore, are well-known tourist attractions. But not many know that the origin of this integral Rajput tradition has Mughal influences

Know your monument: Religion and politics in Mahabalipuram’s Shore Temple

August 14, 2020 12:52 pm

In the 14th edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we consider the ways in which the architecture of the Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu, developed through the seventh and eighth centuries CE, and its relations with religion and politics.

Know Your Monument: ‘Taj of Haryana’,the Tomb of Sheikh Chilli

April 18, 2020 11:45 am

In the thirteenth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at Sheikh Chilli’s tomb in Thanesar. Called the ‘Taj of Haryana’, the tomb complex is an interesting study in the development of Mughal architecture in the seventeenth century.

Plan for 2020: Visit these 12 museums over 12 months with family

January 02, 2020 11:31 am

New Year 2020: Social media junkies can head to Click Art Museum, Bengaluru where the striking images include Charlie Chaplin poking your stomach, Mona Lisa pouring you a glass of water, besides Batman and Joker spraying water on your face.

Know Your Monument: The resilience of Qutub Minar

November 12, 2019 11:08 am

In the twelfth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the Qutub complex, which presents an amalgamation of several architectural styles in India-Persian, Arabic and Indian-that later came to be known as Indo-Saracenic. The famed Qutub Minar itself has braved natural calamities and disastrous preservation efforts to continue as one of India's most identifiable monuments.

World Tourism Day 2019: Why the Shaking Minarets of Ahmedabad are so unique

September 27, 2019 12:23 pm

World Tourism Day 2019: These are the Jhulta Minars or Shaking Minarets; when the upper arch of one minaret is shaken with a bit of force, the other begins to vibrate after a few seconds, and the connecting corridor between the two registers a faint shudder. The reason for this vibration is unknown.

Know Your Monument: Sanchi Stupa's contribution to Indian architecture

July 30, 2019 2:01 pm

In the tenth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the stunning Sanchi Stupa, where 50-odd Buddhist monuments from ancient India have been preserved. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1989, the Sanchi Stupa is living proof of India's artistic and architectural history.

Know Your Monument: Lotus Temple and the number nine

June 28, 2019 8:25 am

In the ninth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at one of the most remarkable monuments in New Delhi - the Lotus Temple. While many know about its lotus-like appearance, there are many other aspects to its grandiose design that make it a fascinating monument.

Know Your Monument: Mysore Palace, a history of freak accidents and multiple rebuilds

May 29, 2019 8:00 am

The city of Mysuru got its name from the slaying of the mythical demon Mahishasura by Durga’s incarnation, Chamundeshwari Devi. Numerous secret tunnels are said to exist in the palace cellar, leading to Srirangapatnam (Tipu Sultan’s summer palace) and other palaces.

Know Your Monument: Hawa Mahal, more than just a breezy affair

March 27, 2019 10:00 am

In the seventh edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at Jaipur's exquisite Hawa Mahal. The 18th-century Palace of Winds is a rose-tinted example of the Pink City's architectural splendour. However, as popular a visual the lattice window-ed façade may be, there is still much about this 87-feet tall monument that many don't know.

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