Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Images of India - 129

The new Indian rupee currency sign is designed by D. Udaya Kumar, and his design was selected from a competition conducted by Indian Government among Indian residents.



The new sign is a combination of the Devanagari letter "र" and the Latin capital letter "R" without its vertical bar. The parallel lines at the top are said to make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag.



But to my surprise I found this sign on the window of an ancient temple.



This temple is Siddeshwar Temple at Bhubaneshwar.

38 comments:

Kate said...

India already seems to be a popular entry today! Good B&W photos!

Leslie: said...

I quite like that design!

Leslie
abcw team

Trubes said...

Maybe Mr Kumar had already noticed the design on the temple,
perhaps in his sub- conscious thoughts, then used it for his entry, in the competition?
just an observation!

Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

love the temple!

ROG, ABCW

Reader Wil said...

Well that's interesting! So it is a true Indian sign!! Thanks for your visit!
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Hildred said...

A beautiful temple...

Photo Cache said...

I did India today too. I may still have some rupees left over from my 2012 trip to India.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

Al said...

It's a good sign. I bet there are a lot of symbols on ancient temples!

krishna said...

That is amazing !!

D. Prabhu said...

oh so beautiful :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It seems the designers of the new rupee borrowed their idea from the ancient design!

Ira said...

That is some discovery. Coincidence or otherwise the rupee finds its roots deep into Indian soil.:)

Melody Steenkamp said...

Goodmorning

'sigh' India....a country i will visit one day i hope ;-)


Have a nice day!
♫ Mel☺dy ♫ (abc-w-team)

Nabanita said...

Beautiful capture with facts!

Bikram said...

now that is Interesting :)

Bikram's

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Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Remarkable coincidence !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Modern use of an ancient symbol I guess.

Linda said...

Interesting! And the temple is impressive!

DEE DEE said...

Nice pictures

DEE DEE said...

Nice take on I

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ladyfi said...

Wow - love that temple.

Jeevan said...

Interesting observation on the sign and resemblance on the window!

tulika singh said...

I love the new rupee sign - modern and traditional all at once quite like our country, isn't it?

BeatAboutThe Book

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

The new sign is striking.

anemonen said...

Stunning photo.

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful pictures, a magical place.
Limbo Delirium
Black & White Abstract

Dragonstar said...

I like the cleanliness of the design. And what an unexpected find! This is a fascinating post.

Wayne said...

I really like the photo of Siddeshwar Temple!

Klara said...

what an amazing temple.

carol l mckenna said...

Intriquing to find the sign on ancient temple ~ nice photos!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Christian Weiß said...

A stunning place.

rupam sarma said...

Amazing, Thanks for for sharing. Wonderful clicks

Hilde said...

Quite interesting post Rajesh! And a wonderful temple!
Have fin weekend!
Visiting from The weekend in B&W, Hilde
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Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful images.

magiceye said...

Interesting comparison!