Thursday, May 5, 2011

Devi Kund, Bikaner

From Bikaner (State: Rajasthan) at a distance of 8kms is the site royal cenotaphs of rulers of Bikaji dynasty known as Devi Kund. The royal crematorium has several exquisite cenotaphs.

Each of them are erected in memory of rulers of Bikaji dynasty and is situated on the exact place where they were cremated. These marble cenotaphs reflect the Rajputana style of architecture.


The cenotaph of Maharajah Surat Singh is very intricately designed. There are beautiful miniature frescoes on the ceiling of this inside the dome. The paintings even today appear very fresh.

Tour of Bikaner is incomplete without a visit to this place.


52 comments:

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Zuzana said...

You have seen a lot, every time you share something new.;) I hope one day to visit this lovely country.;))
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Σταλαγματιά said...

Im really impressed !!!

Spicy Sweet said...

Beautiful pictures!
I want to visit this place sometime..

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking captures as always, Rajesh! Hope your week has gone well!

Sylvia

clairz said...

These are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for showing us such unique features of your country.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

The paintings in the ceiling are great and fascinating :)

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous architecture.
I notice there are not many plants in your photographs. Trees once in a while. Is there often a drought?

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful details in that roof. Great pictures as always:-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Such beautiful structures, Rajesh!
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Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Fotokarusellen said...

Beautiful, just beautiful.

Elin said...

Love these photos of Rajasthan. I was in India several years ago, but I did not go to Rajasthan. That is something I still regret. India is a wonderful, wonderful country with a lot of contrasts.

Steffi said...

Absolutely fantastic photos for SWF!Have a great weekend!

sm said...

nice shots
like the miniature pic

Gary said...

Another interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Regina said...

Exquisite and great captures!
Happy SWF.
Enjoy your weekend.

eileeninmd said...

The cenataphs are beautiful, they detail is amazing. Wonderful photos, Rajesh!

Carver said...

I love the miniature fresco.

Shanae Branham said...

Wow! What interesting photographs. I have never been to your part of the world. Thank you for sharing.

Al said...

I am always amazed at the exquisite craftsmanship on these ancient buildings. I love seeing them in your excellent photos.

chubskulit said...

These are beautiful shots.

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Kim, USA said...

Wow that is an amazing sight. Thanks for sharing Rajesh!

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Simply Delicious said...

Amazing architecture.

Happy SWF!

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ladyfi said...

What delicious frescoes!

V Rakesh said...

Fabulous, as ever!

forgetmenot said...

Such beautiful buildings--such intricate detail on them. Thank you for sharing your experiences with bloggers. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

J Bar said...

Great architecture.

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Rizalenio said...

Amazing architecture again. How many beautiful temples with this awesome craftmanships do you have in your country? Very stunning details.

Happy weekend. :)

thomas said...

What a beautiful temple,nice shots.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Rajasthan has fabulous treasures, and you show them... Would need a whole year to travel around...

Blogtrotter Two is still waiting for you in Amsterdam... Enjoy and have a superb weekend!!

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NatureFootstep said...

nice architecture.

Babli said...

Very beautiful pictures. I have visited Bikaner about 6 years before. Absolutely marvellous architecture.

Debbie Smith said...

You always have the most interesting pictures of architecture! Beautiful!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Jacob said...

Looks like these are very beautiful remembrances of the various rulers! Very impressive structures!

Wren said...

Wonderful buildings. I'm surprised they are so much alike - I would have expected each ruler would want to leave his distinctive mark.

George said...

These structures are exquisitely beautiful. Your photos show them very well. Thank you for taking us with you on your visit.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful royal building. I guess you must have travel all over India. Have a nice weekend.

Ebie said...

The ceiling is so ornate! Very lovely photos.

Jenny Woolf said...

They almost look as if they have been carved from sand.

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous place!

Leovi said...

Excellent shot, a marvel with excellent frames. Greetings.

eden said...

Wow, impressive! Great shots.

Team G Square said...

Really very nice ,

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Beautiful and interesting.

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Melusine said...

A very interesting place,
and it's amazing that the paintings still look so fresh!

Jeevan said...

Interesting!
Amazing capture!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this wonderful structures and beautiful fresco.

Lee: I agree there are not much plants in these images. This is part of or close to the desert area in India

ladyfi said...

Wow - so lovely!

Sneo said...

Wow, lovely!
the first picture caught me. i have to get to this place now :)

Cheers!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this wonderful structures.