Monday, October 11, 2010

Methar Mahal, Bijapur

Methar Mahal constructed in 1620, this is one of the interesting sights in Bijapur (State: Karnataka). Even though by name it is called "Mahal" this is not a place. This is a turret with the Mehtar mosque behind it.

This is a two-storeyed structure with an exquisite entrance. The roof has two delicate minarets standing straight and tall.

This ornamental gateway is an excellent example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. It is embellished by a profusion of carvings in the form of brackets supporting the balconies and stone trellis work in Hindu Style.

51 comments:

George said...

Thanks for sharing another beautiful structure with us. I really like those minarets on each side of the building.

kavita said...

Magnificent structure !The ornamental gateway is beautiful.

Dishesdone said...

It;s beautiful! What a breathtaking building!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just beautiful architecture Rajesh, as always.

I wanted to comment on your incredible India fact on your sidebar -- I always love reading those; thanks for sharing and teaching us all.

Zuzana said...

What an unusual structure. The minarets are indeed very delicate and tall.;)
xoxo

Pietro said...

Great architecture, really splendid!

Ash said...

Wow, marvellous architecture!

joshi daniel said...

i liked that gateway! very different!

Kaori said...

Very impressive! Great photos :-D

lisaschaos said...

Gorgeous architecture!

Sneo said...

nice one.. i like the angle you clicked from :)

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures of your lovely world as always, Rajesh! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

The gateway looks massive and the carvings so intricate.

Mama Zen said...

Wow!

Eve said...

What incredible architecture!! Thank you for sharing these!

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, I always enlarge your architectural photos to see the details. Imagine my surprise when this time I found a dog snoozing on one of the pillar ledges!

ewok1993 said...

another lovely architectural gem.

raji said...

Hi rajesh ,very nice blog!so nice ..!u have covered so many places in India .tht too most of it which we indians have not heard of!

Life Ramblings said...

nice shots and lovely architecture. thanks for sharing your world.

SandyCarlson said...

So amazing. Thank you.

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous as always!

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous!

Seriously, when are you planning to write a book?

ladyfi said...

Those minarets seem to be touching the very sky! Lovely.

Hazel said...

As nice mix of eastern and western architectural influences.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Rajesh:)

Fantastic building with lovely architecture.

Best wishes:)
Joseph

Nora Johnson said...

Happy RT! Great shots!

LOLA:)

MinnieRunner said...

It was a great work of art for me :)

alicesg said...

Very beautiful building. I like the little balcony. The designs are very unique and lovely.

Indrani said...

Great architectural details.

YOSEE said...

I like that Jharoka very much.

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful captures of your world, Rajesh!

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Gr, Bram

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: 1620; what an amazing structure to be there such a long time.

Nanka said...

You do cover a lot of unusual places which are not very well known. Thank you for highlighting on such places.

Leo said...

very nice photos, Rajesh! :) unusual places for sure!

Kay L. Davies said...

Your world contains some incredibly beautiful places, Rajesh!

Kay, Alberta

RuneE said...

Impressive!!!

Roger Owen Green said...

Again, a MAGNIFICENT structure!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Roger Owen Green said...

Again, a MAGNIFICENT structure!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Vernz said...

as always Rajesh... beautiful architecture...


Have a nice time!
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Sashindoubutsu said...

A wonderful architecture standing on its majesty :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a huge palace, very beautiful entrance and details!
Léia

jabblog said...

A wonderful building - the stone trellis work looks fragile but of course is so very strong.

Arti said...

Very imposing structure indeed!!!

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful, Rajesh. You will never run out of amazing architecture in your country. It is simply amazing.

Erika B said...

It looks absolutely massive! Great shots.

Erika B

Arpana said...

lovely tour of magnificent minaret!

Nalini Hebbar said...

Can imagine a king waving to his people from the balcony!

Eden said...

What a beautiful structure! Great photos. Thank you for sharing.

Anna said...

Beautiful building, with lovely carvings and details. Thank you for sharing.
Best wishes,
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Jeevan said...

The pictures well showcase the grandeur structure. Awesome Rajesh!

Rajesh said...

Thanks for appreciating this beautiful architecture.