Monday, November 15, 2010

Radhasoami Memorial, Dayalbagh

Dayalbagh (State: Uttar Pradesh) is at a distance of 15 kms from Agra.

Here, the grand monument Radhasoami memorial is 110 feet high, and is made of pure white marble. The building is under construction for the last 100 years. The architecture is an exquisite mix of temple, gurudwara, vihara and mosque.

The above is the entrance to the memorial.

The stone carvings on colored marble are magnificent. On the inner walls the semi-precious stones in pietra-dura style has been inlaid.

59 comments:

kavita said...

Very interesting architecture !Thanks for sharing .

Dishesdone said...

Stunning architecture! What a beautiful building!

Team G Square said...

Nice piece of information . and great pic to .

YADAV PATHOLOGY LAB said...

A wonderful Indian architectural monument with mind blowing stone carvings.
I have visited this monument twice and is a beautiful epic of different Indian religions.

George said...

This monument is very impressive, but it is still hard to grasp the idea that it has been under construction for 100 years. The stone work is amazing.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Raj
solo una parola :
"grandioso" !!!
Felice inizio settimana.
Myriam :))

Zuzana said...

Stunning structure, just look at that vast and grand entrance...
xoxo

Bikramjit said...

Nice blog
and the pictures of this building again nice..

Under construction for 100 years blimey what are they building thats a long time

The entrance looks majestic


Bikram's

joshi daniel said...

that is a beautiful structure!

pietrzyk said...

Interesting pictures.Greetings Andrzej.

magiceye said...

love the perspective of the 1st pic!

Elettra said...

magnificent temple architecture, large and very impressive !!!!!!!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Diane AZ said...

The amazing monument reflects the time and care put into its construction. Wonderful photos!

aka Penelope said...

Perhaps I misunderstood. One hundred years of construction is an amazing amount of time. This work in progress is very beautiful, indeed!

Sylvia K said...

An awesome memorial! The detail of the stone carvings are indeed magnificent! Superb capture, Rajesh! Thanks again for sharing the beauty of your country! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Life Ramblings said...

the structures are splendidly beautiful. thanks for sharing these.

ewok1993 said...

i like your perspective on the first image. it shows the beauty of the structure.

Carver said...

I love the way the entrance to the memorial has arches within arches and such intricate carving. A very beautiful place.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful memorial. A hundred years is a long time for the construction.

Indrani said...

Excellent captures of this majestic building.

Kay L. Davies said...

Incredible, Rajesh. I love the second photo, with the wonderful colour.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

V Rakesh said...

Honestly, it is only through your posts that I come to know of the many wonders that exist! Thanks!!!!!

Hazel said...

A monument that tall and made of pure white marble has to be grand. Beautiful shots!

Ebie said...

It is a huge temple, almost occupying the4 whole block.

Love the unique architecture.

Luna Miranda said...

magnificent architecture! this must be breathtaking when sunlight shines on the marble.

Leovi said...

A nice picture and a beautiful monument. Greetings

ladyfi said...

Wow - another magnificent building for us to enjoy!

alicesg said...

That's a very tall building. Love the beautiful architectural designs. Have a nice weekend.

Randi said...

This memorial is amazing! The stone carvings are really beautiful!

Jeevan said...

Wonder marble structure! The architecture in the second picture is marvelous. It would be the long standing construction in this field.

kavita said...

Loved your blog .

BraCom (Bram) said...

sorry for the late reaction, but I had to do my job the whole day

Beautiful My World Tuesday posting

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

Link to My Word Tuesday post!

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Nanka said...

Very informative and interesting post.Your blog enhances my intelligence.

Cezar and Léia said...

The building is very impressive and the entrance is fabulous!Amazing columns there!
REGARDS
Léia

Barbara said...

Stunning architecture, thanks for sharing this.

Mar said...

Magnificent indeed!!
R is for R&R

photowannabe said...

My goodness that's an amazing marble structure. The delicate carving is amazing too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful architecture , beautiful picture, interesting history (as always). Under construction for a century? Wow! (I couldn't spot any signs of ongoing work. They must do a good job of hiding it).

Roger Owen Green said...

impressive entrance; I mean the whole building is, but love that entryway.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

RuneE said...

An entrance worthy of giants, in every way.

EG Wow said...

I'm impressed!

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful architecture!

Leah said...

Wow.. And this is in India? A very interesting architecture.. and a short but very informative post. Liking this entry.. =)

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Ash said...

nice building! :)

Anya said...

Wow!!
Wonderful shots :-)
My compliments ...

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

what a fantastic architecture and the carvings are really amazing...a salute for those talented soul who built it.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The mind boggles at the time and artistry needed to create this beauty.

YOSEE said...

So close to Agra ! Too bad I missed it.
It looks like an European palace.
But 100 years ? surprising.

Eden said...

It is so beautiful Great shots.

Joe Todd said...

Love that stonework

Sharodindu said...

Very interesting post... I'll sure visit this place :)

Erika B said...

Beautiful! So many intricate details.

Erika B

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Compliments to visit this monument. A beautiful monument indeed!

Arti said...

Looks grand indeed, the entrance is very royal!!

Pratibha The Talent said...

beautiful intricate details,loved it.

Geeta Singh said...

radhaswami :) ..thanks for sharing

Deguide said...

Nice monument alas it is incomplete

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this grand structure.