Thursday, January 20, 2011

Barah Kaman, Bijapur

Barah Kaman constructed in 1672, is an another interesting monument in Bijapur (State: Karnataka). It is the incomplete mausoleum of Ali Adil Shah II.


It is an elegant structure with 12 interleaving graceful arches. It was previously named as Ali Roza, but later ruler of Bijapur changed its name to its current name of Barah Kaman as this was the 12th monument during his reign.

It has the tombs containing the graves of Bijapur ruler Ali, and his queens.

46 comments:

Jeevan said...

Interesting monument! The structures looks very different.

Anya said...

Wow!!

Its a wonderful monument
Great shots Rajesh :-)

Have a nice day

Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<

Anya ♥

Zuzana said...

Beautiful remains of an impressive structure. At times I like to visit ruins of old buildings as well, as there is an aura of mystique about them.;)
xoxo

Team G Square said...

The only thing i saw in Bijapur was Gol Gumabaz and Ibrahim roza . Need to explore the other wonders of this place

YOSEE said...

Beautiful arches. Wonder why the mausoleum was left incomplete ?

Sylvia K said...

An elegant structure indeed! I do love the arches! Marvelous captures as always and thanks, as always, for sharing the beauty and history of your country! Have a lovely evening and a great weekend!

Sylvia

George said...

The arches in this monument are indeed graceful. The make a beautiful picture against the sky as in your second photo.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Interesting arches!

Steffi said...

Very interesting post!You show us India and I learn more about it!Thank you!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

What a wonderful structure!

Have a great weekend & happy SWF!

Randi said...

Your world is really amazing. Love this amazing architecture!

Karen said...

Interesting place, nice shots.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

uesto รจ veramente grandioso, Raj.
Buona serata :)
Myriam

Photo Cache said...

arches in architecture to me denotes elegance and grace. i agree with you.

happy skywatching.

Kay L. Davies said...

Lovely, Rajesh, such graceful arches!
-- K

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

Carver said...

I love arches and these are all so great.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are indeed elegant arches. They appear to be perfectly constructed also. Such stonework.

V Rakesh said...

Very interesting and truly one of a kind!

eden said...

Amazing structure! Great shots. Thank you for sharing.

Indrani said...

Great captures, I have a similar second one against blue sky.

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a wonderful place. Your blog reminds me every week of how important it is to revere life and to live in a way that show that reverence.

Life Ramblings said...

what a lovely monument and a wonderful history.

Genie said...

The intricate arches against the sky make for such a beautiful shot. The history lesson was fascinating, and your photographs brought thebstory to life, a lovely post.

Miss Becky said...

I love these arches. really beautiful sky shot.

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful archtecture and photos

ladyfi said...

What graceful arches!

magiceye said...

very impressive!

Pearl Maple said...

Gosh what a fabulous building, the arches make for an interesting sky line and views. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Luna Miranda said...

the arches are beautiful.

Jidhu Jose said...

super

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is great! I would love to visit a place like this...

Evelyn said...

Wow, a really impressive structure.

alicesg said...

The arches looked beautiful and am sure if it was completed, would looked very grand.

jabblog said...

These arches are so graceful. They look almost European.

Kim, USA said...

I am amazed by the structures, very beautiful!
Watch my Sky

Sridharan said...

Elegant arches..!

Genie said...

Rajesh.....I just voted for you....thanks for telling me about the voting. You certainly deserve to win the competition. Just get me to Nepal and then to Base Camp ....that my dream of a lifetime. I adore the Nepalese people, and I follow climbers on Mt. Everest. I climb it vicariously through them. Now you can see why I want to badly to tour India and go to Nepal. Hugs, Genie
PS If you want to see some of the rural landscapes from Virginia~USA, stop by my photography blog: http://climbingthedigitalmountain.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

The arches are beautiful. I love your second shot particularly-it shows them really well.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shot!
My shadow shot, hope you can come by.

Joan said...

Beautiful photos.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating these beautiful arches.

I am also glad that you have voted for me.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

With ruins as splendid as these, imagine what the original looked like!

IF YOU SEE A SHADOW

If you see a shadow
And want to keep it near,
Point your trusty shooter
(Make sure the lens is clear);
Press with care the shutter,
Do not slam or sock it—
Then you’ll have a photo
To carry in your pocket!


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A Splendid, Shadowy Door

Joan said...

Impressive and beautiful!

Mayank said...

Excellent architecture. Its hard to believe how many hidden gems india has!

Deguide said...

Bara kaman would have been bigger than Golgombuz if complete but unfortunately it was left incomplete. Kudos Rajesh for highlighting the same

Arti said...

So beautiful, i wonder of its beauty if it were to be completed then!