Monday, November 21, 2011

The Grandeur of Shindyanchi Chhatri, Pune

When in Pune, a visit to Shindyanchi Chhatri is must. Built in 1795 this architectural marvel has intricate carvings on the external surface.

Above is the top part of front portion of the Chhatri, while below is the bottom portion of the same.

The interiors are beautifully carved and painted. The bright interiors is a nice contrast to wonderful carvings on the exterior.

Here in the above one can see the beautifully carved arches and the painting on them. Below is a closer look at the painted carvings on the arches. Most of the decorations are flower patterns.

Below one can see the interior and external carvings.


57 comments:

Sridharan said...

Wonderful.. I feel like visiting this place..!

eileeninmd said...

Just lovely, Rajesh! The detail on the carving is amazing. Have a great week!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

SO grand and majestic, it's a stunning place!

Snap said...

Lovely, Rajesh. I like the glass, too!

Team G Square said...

Wow , nice palace

Your City Guide said...

Nice One ....this place is just behind my house and its been a long time since visited this place..Opposite to this place you will find a bungalow where most of the Bollywood film shooting took place like Ram Lakhan, Majorsaheb, Nagina etc...

Liz said...

I love the ceiling! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

FM said...

It's a beautiful temple.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Grandeur indeed!

lina@home sweet home said...

Wow, love seeing all details...

joshi daniel said...

beautiful!

Zuzana said...

I love those painted ceilings and arches, so stunning. It often makes me wonder how the painter or artist had to be not afraid of heights and stand in very strange positions to paint a ceiling.;)
xoxo

joo said...

It's awesome!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

I have wanted to go to India for many years. I am an associate of the Sisters of Charity in Ky. and they have established missions in India. The first one over there was Napal but they are in many areas now. Blessings to you. Loved your MM.
QMM

Al said...

Absolutely stunning, we have nothing like this where I live.

Ewa said...

beautiful building!

Luna Miranda said...

wow, this is an amazing structure. love the design.

loveablecasandra said...

What a beautiful building! Perfect shot..

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Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

Leovi said...

Magnificent photos. Shindyanchi Chhatri is a great work of art.

E. Charlotte said...

Gorgeous architecture! :)

LV said...

Wonderful shots and history of those grand buildings. They really know their architect there.

Míriam Luiza said...

Uma riqueza de arquitetura!

J Bar said...

That's awesome architecture.

magiceye said...

wonderful workmanship

Kay L. Davies said...

The paintings on the arches are wonderful, Rajesh.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Sylvia K said...

Awesome place! Your captures are superb as always, Rajesh! Such incredible beauty! Thank you for sharing such a fantastic part of your world!

Sylvia

Babli said...

Looks gorgeous and beautifully painted. Wonderful architecture.

chubskulit said...

Lovely blues!

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ladyfi said...

Wow - how gorgeously ornate!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I've been to Pune often, but never heard of this place! I need to bookmark this...

Beautiful pics...am tempted by the place :)

Jeevan said...

Excellent architecture and interior paintings! Great shots.

Reader Wil said...

This is so beautifully done with great patience and care. I should like to know where to find all those beautiful buildings. Could you give us a map where we can find those places, please?

MC said...

Lovely structures! :)

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Indrani said...

Lovely delicate work.

Nisha said...

oh my ghosh!!! cnt believe my eyes...a wonderful architecture...

Carver said...

The art is magnificent in this splendid place.

Roger Owen Green said...

almost looks like a carpet on the ceiling!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Mar said...

Superb architecture! beautiful building.
S is for ...

anthonynorth said...

A gorgeous place.

Genie said...

This one is one of the most magnificent ones you have shown us. So much intricate and beautiful work. Amazing and awesome. genie

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Hazel said...

It's always the intricate carvings that fascinate me.

anney said...

I love the beautiful carvings!!

capturedalive said...

Stimulating sculptures and stupendous architecture

Pheno, ABCW team

Ann said...

wonderful carving.

Eden said...

Impressive architecture. Beautiful photos.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Another beautiful heritage monument - nice paintings & carvings

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this monument.

Pietro said...

Really a marvel, so harmonious and detailed!

jaish_vats said...

HI Rajesh

Nice pics. What exactly is this place? A museum, palace?

Bhavana said...

The pics are great man!

panchalibolchi said...

Great shots! Have been there some years back :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Wonderful place..Beautiful photos..:-)

Shri Ram Ayyangar said...

Old memory revived, Nice photos.

indu chhibber said...

Beautiful,like jaish i too wonder what it is------in Rajasthan chatris are built over kings'tombs.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Wow...awesome...

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this monument.