Monday, June 14, 2010

Murals of Raj Mahal, Orchha - 1

Orchha (State: Madhya Pradesh) has an imposing fort, dating back to the 16th century. The Fort Complex contains magnificent palaces of the Bundela kings presenting a matchless spectacle of those times.

One of such palace is 17th century palace, the Raj Mahal. When compared to plain exterior of the Raj Mahal, the paintings on the interiors are extraordinary.

These are the paintings in the Queen's room. The ceilings and walls are painted beautifully.

These paintings depict scenes from various Indian epics.

54 comments:

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Very beautiful and impressive building full of history!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Impressive! What does the paintings say? Mahabharatha and Ramayana?

V Rakesh said...

Marvels indeed!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Oh! These paintings are just beautiful. It must be a delight to photograph them. Well done

biologion said...

amazing paintings! it's nice to be able to see such beautiful monuments of your country through your blog!

Zuzana said...

Those ornaments are surely beautiful. They look almost like mosaics.;) I am sure the story they tell must be intriguing too.
xo

Arasu said...

Wonderful artwork from the past! The horses with different colors forms nice patterns.

Regina said...

Exquisite murals.
Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week.

Benikos place said...

Looks realy beutiful and so interesting !!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Beautiful art work inside the palace.

SandyCarlson said...

Beauty for the ages.

Carver said...

The paintings are spectacular. You have so much art in your world.

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous photos of such an awesome place, Rajesh! Your world is truly beautiful! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Such an intricate ornate is timeless and impressive!

ewok1993 said...

your posts never fail to impress.

have a wonderful week.

Jossie said...

What a wonderful building. Great post!

ρομπερτ said...

One surley would forget space and time while looking at these wonderful painting. Please have a great Tuesday.

daily athens

Pat said...

Very intricate paintings! Beautiful.

Marites said...

woah! intricately beautiful! I hope they'll stay the same through the test of time.

My world entry is up too.

Indrani said...

Lovely shots Rajesh.

Luna Miranda said...

wow! it's mind-boggling how ancient artists could paint the ceilings in such detail. amazing.

magiceye said...

exquisite

Arija said...

Wonderful detail. The art is really superb.

Wolynski said...

Yes, the paintings are spectacular - the Indians are such a talented lot.

joshi daniel said...

so much of beautiful work!

Lady Fi said...

Wow. What glorious yet faded beauty!

sm said...

Very beautiful and impressive

Pam said...

The art work on the walls is beautiful, Rajesh. You live in a world of wonderful architecture.

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Marvellous. Thanks for sharing.

George said...

The murals are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Glennis said...

The Indians of old really knew how to decorate the walls and ceilings. real works of art.

Vaggelis said...

amazing artwork. thanks for shared.

Jeevan said...

These are worth visiting. Great shots!

Jacob said...

I'm always amazed by your forts but these paintings are incredible. So much talent and so much effort!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Rajesh:)

Greetings:)

The painting are lovely and speaks volumes of the amazing skill of the artists.

Lovely photos.

Best wishes:)
Joseph

Diane AZ said...

Glorious colors, patterns and scenes. Must be fantastic to see these paintings in person!

Eden said...

Impressive paintings. Great shots as always, Rajesh. Thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

Rakesh, Phivos, Sudhir, biologion, Arasu, Regina, Benikos, Fishing Guy, Sandy, Sylvia, Carver, Bonnie, ewok1993, Jossie, ρομπερτ: Thanks for the appreciation.

Kirigalpoththa, Zuzana: Thanks, they mostly depict the scene from Ramayana.

Pat, Marites, Indrani, Luna, Deepak, Arija, Wolynski, Joshi, LadyFi, sm, Pam, Raji, George, Glennis, Vaggelis, Jeevan, Jacob, Joseph, Diane, Eden: Thanks for the appreciation.

Life Moto said...

that is a wonderful work of art. it nice that they still preserved the painting.

Ann said...

always fantastic architecture for the royals. Good that they are still standing.

Carolyn Ford said...

What an amazing palace...simply beyond words. Lovely photography on your part, too.

siromade08 said...

Beautiful shot of the building. done very well capturing that.

eileeninmd said...

Amazing palace, the paintings are amazing! Great photos and Happy MYM!

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Impressing and beautiful :)

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Poetic Shutterbug said...

Spectacular artwork and architecture on this building. Your photos capture it's breathtaking beauty

Rajesh said...

Ann, Carolyn, Moto, siromade08, eileeninmd, Brigitta, Poetic: Thanks for the appreciation.

Pratibha The Talent said...

really fascinating.

Arpana said...

nice glimpses!

Nalini Hebbar said...

amazing!

Nethra said...

Very nice! :)

Sourabh Biswas said...

Very picturesque!

Rajesh said...

Thank you. I am glad you all liked it.

P.N. Subramanian said...

The photographs look better than the murals. Probably you visited after some restoration was carried out. During 90's a team of boys were engaged in that job.

Rajesh said...

Thank you, the murals were really beautiful.