Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sat Kaman, Pavagadh

The fort in Pavagadh has several gates on all directions. Close to one of of the gates on the Western side is Sat Kaman or the 7 arches. This is up on the hill just 4 kms from the base of the hill. This area is part of the Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park.



This arches are built using local sandstone. The individual stones used to build the arches are trapezium shaped, and when they are assembled together they form an arch. The topmost stone in the arch is wedge shaped.



They were built somewhere between 15th and 16th century. At Present out of the 7 arches only 6 arches are remaining as one has been lost to the fury of nature over the period of time.



17 comments:

Cloudia said...

Thank you Rajesh

rupam sarma said...

Nice place. Beautiful pics.

NatureFootstep said...

still standing. Impressive and beautiful archs.

Jeanna said...

I was just thinking how fragile they look then read when they were built!

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Al said...

It's amazing those arches have lasted that long, they must have been well constructed.

magiceye said...

Good to see that 6 of them have stood the test of time!

Bill Nicholls said...

Now they look like runs worth wandering around

Lady Fi said...

Such beautiful arches!

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Wow, beautiful pictures and most amazing things how they are attached with each others.

Light and Voices said...

7 arches! Kewelopolis! Wish I could view this sight in person like you did. Excellent post.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting shape - they resemble Medieval Gothic.

Jeevan said...

Very interesting architecture and the way they balance is amazing to withstand this long.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those arches are so cleverly created. Beautiful lighting in these photos.

bj said...

ooo, they are so beautiful and so old...I hope nature is kind to them.

Klara said...

it is amazing how those arches are still standing - I don't see any mortar.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What a beautiful location!