Monday, March 19, 2012

Junagarh Fort Museum, Bikaner

In Bikaner the Junagarh Fort is an imposing structure. The fort has several palaces built over different time from 1588 to 1593.

Each of the palace here are unique. One of them is Gagan Mahal built in the early 20th century. It was contribution by the Maharaja Ganga Singh.


It is a pink sandstone hall and the walls are carved with delicate tracery and scrollwork. It houses part of fort museum.

There are an exotic array of antique Rajput weaponry is on display including jade-handled daggers to ivory-inlaid muskets.



43 comments:

Team G Square said...

Just wonderful.......

Vee said...

Lovely imagery carved into the stone. It looks like intricate embroidery.

kavita said...

Loved the carvings.

Jeevan said...

Amazing art works on walls! Just wonderful great hall.

DeeBee L. said...

It's massive yet has amazing decoration!

Viyoma said...

Beautiful..very well captured.

Lowell said...

What a wonderful hall. You could entertain lots of people there! :-)

Love the scrollwork. But was wondering what is in the alcoves around the room - some kind of religious artwork?

Bibi said...

I never, ever got tired of wall mosaics, decorations while in India.

Bikaner...did you go to the 'rat temple'?

Sridharan said...

Looks imposing indeed.. I would live to visit this place in person.

shutterbuggbitten said...

Amazing artwork!

joo said...

I love the first photo! Amazing light and colours!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures for the day, Rajesh, as always! Such wonderful carvings!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Those panels are fantastic. I'm amazed at the work that goes into them.

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, India surely has the most intricate stone work in the world! Such ancient buildings. The fort looks cavernous. Hope you're having a great day!

Gary said...

Beuatiful!! I Hope you'ss show photos of the weapons. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

VaishVijay said...

Invaluable treasures!

Arija said...

A splendid place indeed with wonderful low relief carving.

Al said...

Wow, what an incredible building.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias de valioso Património...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Ebie said...

A very well preserved structure. The art work has been kept well. Fine details of the etchings.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Junagarsh has a lot of history. I am amazed to see the huge hall. The carvings on pillars are wonderful.

joshidaniel.com said...

nice art work!

ladyfi said...

I'm impressed by the size and magnificence!

shooting star said...

I thought junagarh was fictitious place!!

The photographs havent come out that well..but the carvings still look lovely and they are so intricate!!


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Leovi said...

I like it. Lovely interior light. Beautiful carvings.

Krishna said...

beautiful photos with nice information

thanks for sharing

alicesg said...

The carvings on the walls are beautiful and these craftsmanship are really amazing.

Jyothi said...

Lovely. Imagine the amount of dedication and work that must have gone into carving these! Would love to visit this place. Thanks. :)

anthonynorth said...

Even recently built, it retains custom and culture. lovely.

Roger Owen Green said...

great detail
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Mar said...

Amazing and splendid!
J is for...

photowannabe said...

Amazing carvings and artwork. I am always astounded by what was accomplished without modern tools.

George said...

This is a very imposing building. I really like the carvings and the tracings.

ChrisJ said...

I love the pink sandstone.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Such lovely incredibly intricate stone carvings ! Great photographs

Pheno Menon said...

The architects and masons of that age can be considered superhumans considering no one comes even clode now.

PhenoMenon, ABCW

Jama said...

The carvings are so intricate and gorgeous!

dreamysap said...

Wonderful carvings!

momto8 said...

thank you for these pictures. I very much enjoyed looking!

Rajyalakshmi Vathyam said...

Look at those intricate carvings, so beautiful! I want to plan 2 weeks of Rajasthan, wish I get that life soon!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The carvings on the pink sandstone are so intricate and delicate; absolutely incredible. I never cease to marvel when I visit you.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating wonderful craftsmanship.

Ashwini said...

The carvings are so delicate... awesome snaps!!