Monday, July 12, 2010

Dinman Hardaul's Palace, Orchha

In Orchha (State: Madhya Pradesh) the 17th century Dinman Hardaul's Palace is a symbol of the respect and love between brothers. The splendid edifice of Palace represents the rich artistic skills and creative imagination of the local craftsmen of the ancient times.

According to a historical legend, Dinman Hardaul's Palace was constructed in honor of the prince Hardaul who sacrificed his life for his elder brother Jhujhar. The elder brother had suspected that his younger brother was romantically involved with his long time companion and friend. Due to this prince Hardaul decided end his life to show his virtuous nature to Jhujhar.

47 comments:

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

What a sad yet noble story. the picture is perfect.

Dishesdone said...

Interesting legend! Very splendid Palace!

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous edifice! But a rather tragic story behind it! Thanks for showcasing!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Tragic tale..

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! I think I'm giving up... Will never have time to see all the marvels you show us... ;). Just keep posting!!

Meanwhile, as I’m in the office, Blogtrotter Two is on the beach... Enjoy and have a great week!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Such beautiful architecture in your country. I have longed for 50 years to come to India. I am part of the Sister of Charity of Nazareth that settled several missionary sites in India 50 years ago. I am an associate of the sisters. That means I am married have children and take part in much of the work the sisters do. I wish I could remember the names of the towns they are in.
Blessings to you.
QMM

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous and fascinating post that I've come to expect from you, Rajesh! Always enjoy, not only your wonderful photos, but the information you include! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Lara Neusiedler said...

a very interesting place to visit!

Barb said...

So ornate - I had to enlarge your photo because you captured so much detail. I've enjoyed your world, Rajesh!

ewok1993 said...

this state looks like full of wonderful historical architecture.

Carolyn Ford said...

Your posts are always so informative and educational. This is an amazing story...so tragic, but so full of devotion. What a beautiful structure to be built in tribute. Indian architecture is so amazingly complex and detailed...so beautiful.

Ebie said...

Full of history and great architecture! Your post is so informative.

magiceye said...

interesting

Nalini Hebbar said...

Symbol of love!...loved the names

José Ramón said...

What a wonderful image.
Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

Arasu said...

The Dinman palace with a sad background story, looks interesting with trees and plants.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Truly a special place with a neat story.

Indrani said...

A sad story! Great shot of the monument.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful building, but such a sad legend to go with it. I've missed a few days of your travels so I'll go back and catch up now.

Pam said...

Fantastic as always, Rajesh.

George said...

The legend is rather tragic, but the palace itself is absolutely beautiful.

alicesg said...

Beautiful building. Thanks for sharing the history of the building.

SandyCarlson said...

Would be wonderful to be there.

Eden said...

Great architecture and photos, Rajesh. Thanks for always sharing us your place.

Sunita said...

Are those arches (at the top of the steps) made of wood, Rajesh?It looks very intricately carved.
Such a pity that such a lovely building had its origins in tragedy.

LadyFi said...

What a sad story... and an impressive building.

T and S said...

Every monument has a history and some of them are not necessarily happy endings, I guess this is one of them, thanks for sharing with your followers...Thomas

Dave said...

very informative post and excellent photo too.

Zuzana said...

That is beautiful, what a stunning imagery. I have to tell you that on TV the other day they showed the movie "Dor", it was one of the most beautiful and touching movies I have ever seen... It also showed some beautiful parts of India...
xoxo

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Impressive monument. Kind regards

Anna said...

Another great please to see, thanks for sharing. Anna :)

Jeevan said...

touched my the story and monument!

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

wow! nice blog. am following u to come back here!

Rajesh said...

Raji, Dishesdone, Rakesh, Sudhir, Trotter, Sylvia, Barb, Lara, ewok1993, Ford, Ebie, Deepak, Nalini, Jose, Fishing Guy: Thanks for the appreciation.

Sunita: Thanks, those arches are made of stone.

Arasu, Indrani, Sallie, Pam, George, Alice, Sandy, Eden, LadyFi, Anand, Dave, Zuzana, Phivos, Anna, Jevan, Restless: Thanks for the appreciation.

Liz said...

A beautiful structure with an interesting story.

Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

DogsMom said...

Thank you for sharing.
There is not enough time left in my life to travel everywhere I would love to visit.

Ann said...

do they have a care taker?

Sad story.

Rajesh said...

Liz, DogsMom: Thanks for the appreciation.

Ann: Thanks. Yes there are caretakers.

Life Ramblings said...

fascinating history and great picture.

Leora said...

Such a sad story. Such an ornate building.

stan said...

what a glorious statement of true love!

Siromade said...

Such a nice history, love the photo of the building it's beautiful.

RNSANE said...

What a beautiful palace but the tale of the two brothers is very sad, indeed.

Raven said...

Such a sad story. Thanks for sharing places I'll never get to see along with their interesting histories.

Rajesh said...

Leora, Stan, Siromade, Ramblings, Rnsane, Raven: Thanks for the appreciation.

Pratibha The Talent said...

heritage with a foundation of sacrifice.awesome work!

Rajesh said...

Pratibha: Thanks for the appreciation.