Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Saraswati Well, Devgiri Fort

The formidable 14th century Devgiri Fort is at Daulatabad, near Aurangabad has triple line of fort walls surrounded by moats preventing easy access to the summit. The space between the outer and the inner defenses contains many ruined palaces, temples, dargahs and mosques. 


In this region there is a well known as Sarasvati Well which is about 100 feet square and 40 feet deep. Today this well is in ruined state. It is considered sacred and named after Goddess Sarasvati. The sides are paved with square blocks of stone, and have narrow flights of steps leading to the bottom. 


The water in the well is filled by natural springs. There is used to be pipes that supplied water to it from the nearby reservoir.  

36 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I've never seen anything in ruins on your blog before... it is still a very interesting site with a fascinating story.

Lowell said...

Fascinating. Makes you wonder what this site looked like when it was intact. Must have been very impressive and beautiful.

R Niranjan Das said...

Interesting well. Nicely captured.

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George said...

Thanks for sharing another interesting site with us.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

One has to pride our ancestors for their vision, isn't it?

P.N. Subramanian said...

I am sad to see this in ruins. Definitely there could have been a belief that anybody who drinks from this well would become wiser!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very interesting...

Nisha said...

ths s something adorable and the place just reflects our culture...

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It looks overgrown does this mean it is not a tourist destination?

ladyfi said...

What a lovely well - and so big!

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing, historical place, Rajesh! Terrific captures for the day!!

Carver said...

Interesting fort and shots.

Indrani Ghose said...

Great info and captures. Hope it is taken care of well.

Leovi said...

Looks interesting these ruins, beautiful images. Greetings.

Rajesh said...

LindyLouMac: This huge fort is definitely a tourist attraction. This well and some of other places are part of the huge fort which can be seen only if explored enough.

Kusum Sanu said...

Great historical place. Would love to visit some day!

Jeevan said...

Great site! Leading to the bottom of the well seem not ease.

thomas said...

Interesting well.

Norma Ruttan said...

spectacular images! deeep well, right?

HansHB said...

Lovely reflections in the little pond!

'Tsuki said...

That is very inspiring, architecturally speaking, in a time when water management is becoming such a challenge all around the word...

Victoria said...

So beautiful !
I like this kind of historical building.

Ava
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Al said...

That's an incredible well/reservoir, so deep.

Light and Voices said...

I love your travel blog....I can sit here in the comforts of my home and see through your eyes and thoughts. Thank you for sharing the sites of your country. Photos are excellent.
Joyce M

Audrey said...

joli endroit !

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such solid walls! I have never seen such a large well! fascinating place!

Gillena Cox said...

the history and the shadows interesting

much love...

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this small well.

jewaicious said...

What lovely captures of light and architecture, the ruins are beautiful.

Jeanne said...

I would love to have known what originally sat in the niche with the carving overhead. It must have been quite large. Is that a Buddha sitting there now?

Chubskulit Rose said...

It must have took a long while to build those walls.

Late visit from Shadow Shots Sunday.
Your comment will be greatly appreciated.

Kim, USA said...

Very interesting place.

Visiting from Water World Wednesday
Kim,USA

capturedalive said...

I was just seeing a program on this. Amazing structure and it goes really down

PhenoMenon

Akash Govindarajan said...

Wow....this does look formidable :D

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

saraswati river can be seen in 2 place at Mana near badrinath and other at the sangam with Alaknanda .....never heard about this place ....good info :)

indu chhibber said...

Thank you for sharing.It looks so old-those people knew how to conserve water-better than we do today.