Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Statue of Baji Rao I

Baji Rao I was one of the prominent general part of Maratha Empire. He was general to the fourth Maratha Shahu Raje Bhonsle until his death. The famous palace Shaniwar Wada of Pune was built by him.



In his memory right in front of this structure is equestrian statue of Pradhanpant Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa.



He is known to have fought over 41 major battles and many others. It is said that he has never lost a battle which has been confirmed by British General Montgomery in his writings. An outstanding cavalry leader, he was loved by his troops and his people. 



He fought freed central and western India from Mughals. Under his command, Marathas defeated the Portuguese, and Nizam. He passed away because of ill health when he was not very old.

20 comments:

ladyfi said...

That's quite an impressive statue!

Jeevan said...

The sculpture itself expresses his bravery and status as battle hero! Great photos, shot from interesting angles.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know more about Baji Rao-I.

anemonen said...

O cannot find your blackandwhite weekend photo. This is a very lovely photo.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

lovely post...

Marie said...

Beautiful statue! Interesting post.

Jim said...

Cool.

Al said...

An impressive statue and good history behind it.

Sylvia K said...

Great statue and a great capture for the day!! Thanks for sharing, Rajesh! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Karen Hayward-King said...

That last shot is really nice. What a great statue...

Priyashi said...

Nice photos...:)

Dolce Mela said...

Very impressive-looking statue.

Leovi said...

Yes, interesting sculpture!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Powerful sculpture.......he lives on!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

That is one fierce warrior!

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

All the little shadows in this fierce warrior are just as fierce as he!

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Thomas Lee said...

it looks as though he's still alive.

magiceye said...

Informative

singhalalok said...

I have seen such statues in India...the look pretty magnificent.

Archana Kapoor said...

What an impressive statue!