Monday, June 21, 2010

Orchha Cenotaphs

In Orchha (State: Madhya Pradesh) the cenotaphs (chhatris) of 16th century are located on the banks of Betwa river. They are basically tomb erected in honor of a person, whose remains are elsewhere.

Here the
Chhatris of Bundela dynasty kings are elevated, dome-shaped pavilions. But this unusual cenotaph different in design from rest of the royal cenotaphs caught my attention.

55 comments:

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

so cute and so lovely place,... nice photo's

V Rakesh said...

Wow! This is unlike any that I have seen, even in pictures!

Zuzana said...

This is amazing, if I did not know better, I would believe this is a miniature model. Beautiful.
xoxo

joo said...

It's marvellous place!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magnificent!

Ms. Gibson said...

Oh my goodness! There is something strangly mystical about the cenotaphs...I wonder if I will be able to see this...

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous and fascinating post as always, Rajesh! Love your photos! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

The setting beside the river is so beautiful for the exquisite monuments.

ewok1993 said...

where were you when you photographed this. from this angle the structure doesn't look massive which I think it is.

another beauty.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

You always show such intersting buildings :)
Have a nice week!

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Marites said...

it's really beautiful. I wonder how does it look from the inside. My World entry is up too.

eileeninmd said...

There are many beautiful buildings in India! It is a treat to view your lovely photos!

SandyCarlson said...

Amazing and wonderful. Your country finds so many ways to celebrate life.

J Bar said...

Amazing.
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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Certainly an interesting look at you world, neat monuments.

LadyFi said...

Wow - such huge and intricate monuments to the dead!

Nishant Singh said...

I can only imagine the grandeur of the place from the picture!

Mridula said...

And their location is so nice by the river!

siromade08 said...

A wonderful to placelive and to visit one day...lovely post as always.

Pam said...

Beautiful world with a long history you live in, Rajesh.

Sumandebray said...

Quite liked it. Can we have some more information on this. Like which dynasty etc
very interesting as always!

Ms. Gibson said...

Hi Rajesh,
Yesterday I looked up Orchha Cenotaphs, and I see it's not anywhere near my stops when I'm in India next month. How sad, because the Cenotaphs look like something right out of a fairy tale book...

Jenn said...

Simply mesmerizing!

Tammie Lee said...

wow, amazing old buildings!

Roger Owen Green said...

impressive!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RuneE said...

They must have had some wonderful architects, not to mention builders.

Carol said...

Impressive, I would love to see the inside....

Joyful said...

Those are spectacular resting places...reminds me of the pyramids.

Manang Kim said...

Is this huge building in the middle of water? This is really amazing I just wonder how in the world they made this? Happy Wednesday!


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Elettra said...

beautiful and imposing structure

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderfully interesting! Terrific W.

Gayle said...

Such grandeur on the banks of the river.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

you are right the architecture is different, more indo-sarcesnic is it not? My compliments for a nice discovery

Mar said...

Amazing architecture and scenery, just wonderful.

Wolynski said...

India has so many amazing structures and buildings. Gorgeous.

Eden said...

Wow, very impressive! thank you for sharing. It is great to know more about your side of the world.

Deepak Acharya said...

I have not visited this state, but hope one day !

Sciarada said...

Ciao Rajesh, interesting explanation and amazing place.
Have a good day

joshi daniel said...

terrific view and a beautiful image!

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Robin said...

Very striking.

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Jeevan said...

unique rajesh! the place seems very nice.

Dave said...

too grand, too amazing!

George said...

These are imposing monuments; very interesting.

Diane AZ said...

Very interesting and beautiful cenotaphs! Thanks for sharing your fascinating area of the world. :)

JM said...

What an unsual construction! Fascinating!

Jacob said...

Well, that's interesting. A tomb but not a tomb. A monument or monuments. Very impressive. I suppose the more important the person was the bigger the Chhatris?

Rajesh said...

Rey, Rakesh, Zuzana, Joo, Kirigalpoththa, Sylvia, Carver, Brigitta, Marites, eileeninmd, Sandy, J Bar, Fishing Guy, LadyFi: Thanks for the appreciation.

ewok1993: Thanks, it is big.had photographed this from the first floor of adjcent cenotaph.

Nishanth, Mridula, siromade08, Pam, Jenn, L ee, Roger, RuneE, Carol, Joyful, Kim, Elettra, Tumblewords, Gayle: Thanks for the appreciation.

Suman: Thanks. This is from Bundela dynasty. I shall include this in the post.

Sudhir, Mar, Wolynski, Eden, Sciarada, Joshi, Kiran, Robin, Jeevan, Dave, George, Jacob, JM, DianeAZ: Thanks for the appreciation.

Gibson: Thanks. I am glad you are visiting India. You will love it.

Deepak: Thanks, this is a nice place to see.

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Rajesh said...

greece_traveller: Thanks for the appreciation.

Arpana said...

nice click!

Pratibha The Talent said...

thanks for sharing these beautiful click and spreading love for india.great click i must say.

Purba said...

exquisite architecture

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful picture. I never had the time to explore the interior.

Rajesh said...

Arpana, Pratibha, Purba, P.N: Thanks for the appreciation.