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Presumably an artist(s)' practice version of Shiva and Vishnu. Vishnu in spite of all his affinities to present day representations is in his own different style in this Gupta era depiction. His Sudarshana is not spinning around his finger but kept to a side and so is his Kaumodakee but one aspect that has survived is the holding of the hip posture - strikingly similar to Vitthala or even the Kati Hasta of Venkatesha. Shiva on the other hand is the usual untamed one. The weapon he holds looks like a Trishula but on close inspection the axe-head becomes visible at the hind. He flaunts his authority (over the cremation ground or Pashus?). #shiva #vishnu #hindu #gods #art #sculpture #ancient #history #heritage #culture #architecture #archaeology #monument #mp #bhopal #fall #throwback #centralindia #incredibleindia #solo #travel #stone #wall #weapons #idol #posture #instadaily
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Presumably an artist(s)' practice version of Shiva and Vishnu. Vishnu in spite of all his affinities to present day representations is in his own different style in this Gupta era depiction. His Sudarshana is not spinning around his finger but kept to a side and so is his Kaumodakee but one aspect that has survived is the holding of the hip posture - strikingly similar to Vitthala or even the Kati Hasta of Venkatesha. Shiva on the other hand is the usual untamed one. The weapon he holds looks like a Trishula but on close inspection the axe-head becomes visible at the hind. He flaunts his authority (over the cremation ground or Pashus?). #shiva #vishnu #hindu #gods #art #sculpture #ancient #history #heritage #culture #architecture #archaeology #monument #mp #bhopal #fall #throwback #centralindia #incredibleindia #solo #travel #stone #wall #weapons #idol #posture #instadaily

With Jishnu “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” - Michelangelo

#incredibleindia #southindia
#north #karnataka #badami #chalukya #sandstone #orange #red #vishnu #shiva #durga #hindu #gods #sculpture #art #architecture #archaeology #history #heritage #culture #michelangelo #quote #travel #friendshipgoals #summer #throwback
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With Jishnu “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work. It is already there, I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.” - Michelangelo #incredibleindia #southindia #north #karnataka #badami #chalukya #sandstone #orange #red #vishnu #shiva #durga #hindu #gods #sculpture #art #architecture #archaeology #history #heritage #culture #michelangelo #quote #travel #friendshipgoals #summer #throwback

The British Residency or simply Residency was constructed in the late years of the 18th century during the reign of Saadat Ali Khan II, an anglophile Nawab of Awadh (his tomb lay not far from this site). Following the Battle of Buxar, much of the state had already been annexed. Governance of British Oudh was run from here. However it is remembered today not for the rule of the British but the siege that occurred in 1857. Seen in the background are the sombre ruins of the central office - where women and children were hidden. The cross memorialises the fallen Henry Lawrence, the much loved Resident of Lucknow. He was killed as he hid in the library building of the Residency. 
#lucknow #up #cross #memorial #memory #war #mutiny #british #history #heritage #residency #ruins #archaeology #architecture #northindia #ganga #travel #photography #solo #spring #march #instadaily #instagood #lawrence #khan #india #monument
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The British Residency or simply Residency was constructed in the late years of the 18th century during the reign of Saadat Ali Khan II, an anglophile Nawab of Awadh (his tomb lay not far from this site). Following the Battle of Buxar, much of the state had already been annexed. Governance of British Oudh was run from here. However it is remembered today not for the rule of the British but the siege that occurred in 1857. Seen in the background are the sombre ruins of the central office - where women and children were hidden. The cross memorialises the fallen Henry Lawrence, the much loved Resident of Lucknow. He was killed as he hid in the library building of the Residency. #lucknow #up #cross #memorial #memory #war #mutiny #british #history #heritage #residency #ruins #archaeology #architecture #northindia #ganga #travel #photography #solo #spring #march #instadaily #instagood #lawrence #khan #india #monument

The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of two rivers - Ganga and its longest tributary, Yamuna; also the mythological meeting point of a third with these: Saraswati. The Sangam has been the seed to various major cities and civilisations. Not just were modern day Allahabad and Prayaga based on the Sangam but also the grand historic ancient city of Kaushambhi. The Sangam is the site of one of the four Kumbh Melas, an event where Brihaspati is said to enter different zodiac positions giving the rivers the power to cleanse one of sins. The four locations are also said to be the spots where drops of Amrita from the churning of the ocean by Devas and Asuras fell on earth. 
#ganga #yamuna #river #hindu #religion #kumbhmela #allahabad #zodiac #god #mythology #saraswati #up #north #incredibleindia #trek #travel #tourism #instadaily #vacation #solo #history #heritage #culture #city #blue #green #water
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The Triveni Sangam is the confluence of two rivers - Ganga and its longest tributary, Yamuna; also the mythological meeting point of a third with these: Saraswati. The Sangam has been the seed to various major cities and civilisations. Not just were modern day Allahabad and Prayaga based on the Sangam but also the grand historic ancient city of Kaushambhi. The Sangam is the site of one of the four Kumbh Melas, an event where Brihaspati is said to enter different zodiac positions giving the rivers the power to cleanse one of sins. The four locations are also said to be the spots where drops of Amrita from the churning of the ocean by Devas and Asuras fell on earth. #ganga #yamuna #river #hindu #religion #kumbhmela #allahabad #zodiac #god #mythology #saraswati #up #north #incredibleindia #trek #travel #tourism #instadaily #vacation #solo #history #heritage #culture #city #blue #green #water

Banaras Hindu University is one if the most prestigious universities in India and claims to be the largest residential university in Asia by area. Established in 1916, it was the dream project of nationalist and Congress-Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Malaviya. It was inaugurated by Viceroy Lord Hardinge. It received funding from the Raja of Kashi, Naresh Kashi. The initial medium of instruction was English only although later Hindi was added. The Engineering Departments at BHU were designated IIT status in 2012. The photo is of the Sanskrit studies department. (Interestingly Gandhi's first public speech was at the BHU. His radical ideas upset the royal donors who had attended the event.) #bhu #varanasi #university #india #asia #hindu #history #heritage #culture #sanskrit #education #gandhi #old #iit #british #congress #temple #art #architecture #travel #up #solo #vacation #tuesday #wow #yellow #red #instadaily #incredibleindia
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Banaras Hindu University is one if the most prestigious universities in India and claims to be the largest residential university in Asia by area. Established in 1916, it was the dream project of nationalist and Congress-Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Malaviya. It was inaugurated by Viceroy Lord Hardinge. It received funding from the Raja of Kashi, Naresh Kashi. The initial medium of instruction was English only although later Hindi was added. The Engineering Departments at BHU were designated IIT status in 2012. The photo is of the Sanskrit studies department. (Interestingly Gandhi's first public speech was at the BHU. His radical ideas upset the royal donors who had attended the event.) #bhu #varanasi #university #india #asia #hindu #history #heritage #culture #sanskrit #education #gandhi #old #iit #british #congress #temple #art #architecture #travel #up #solo #vacation #tuesday #wow #yellow #red #instadaily #incredibleindia

Located between Varuna and Asi, two tributaries of the Ganga, Kashi is among the holiest cities in Hindu cosmography - a Mokshapuri, the origin point of creation. It is said to be the land which Shiva chose to live in. Strangely the waters of Ganga in the different Kunds and Tirthas adjacent to various Ghats are said to be the holiest in the river's course. Visible from the boat in this picture is the Munshi Ghat named after Sridhara Narayana Munshi of Nagpur. It was developed by the king of Darbhanga. The closest major Ghat is the Dashasvamedha, the venue of the famous Ganga Arti. Brahma is said to have conducted ten large Ashvamedha for which the Vedic king Divodasa apparently supplied the necessary paraphernalia. 
#varanasi #up #east #north #incredibleindia #tourism #travel #hindu #culture #river #ganga #temple #holy #religion #god #divine #ghat #boat #solo #vacation #yellow #stair #history #heritage #shiva #brahma #veda
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Located between Varuna and Asi, two tributaries of the Ganga, Kashi is among the holiest cities in Hindu cosmography - a Mokshapuri, the origin point of creation. It is said to be the land which Shiva chose to live in. Strangely the waters of Ganga in the different Kunds and Tirthas adjacent to various Ghats are said to be the holiest in the river's course. Visible from the boat in this picture is the Munshi Ghat named after Sridhara Narayana Munshi of Nagpur. It was developed by the king of Darbhanga. The closest major Ghat is the Dashasvamedha, the venue of the famous Ganga Arti. Brahma is said to have conducted ten large Ashvamedha for which the Vedic king Divodasa apparently supplied the necessary paraphernalia. #varanasi #up #east #north #incredibleindia #tourism #travel #hindu #culture #river #ganga #temple #holy #religion #god #divine #ghat #boat #solo #vacation #yellow #stair #history #heritage #shiva #brahma #veda

Dhamek Stupa is said to be on the site of the Buddha's first lesson. Sarnath's deer park was (and is) in the outskirts of Varanasi, one of the magnificent cities of Northern India. From Kashi (the first settlement of which is located at today's Raj Ghat) the Buddha is said to have reached Sarnath and spoken about the Four Noble Truths and the principle of Anatma (non-existence of being). The Stupa of Dhamek (from Dharma Chakra) has a vibrant history - from the Mauryans to the late medieval times patrons of all kinds contributed to its flourishing. Sarnath and Dhamek are a major pilgrimage to all Buddhists. Here we see Teravada Buddhists worshipping on a Sunday afternoon. 
#sarnath #varanasi #stupa #buddha #buddhist #monk #orange #robe #prayer #worship #ancient #history #heritage #culture #architecture #art #archeology #sunday #afternoon #break #up #north #incredibleindia #travel #tourism #kings #deer #park #museum
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Dhamek Stupa is said to be on the site of the Buddha's first lesson. Sarnath's deer park was (and is) in the outskirts of Varanasi, one of the magnificent cities of Northern India. From Kashi (the first settlement of which is located at today's Raj Ghat) the Buddha is said to have reached Sarnath and spoken about the Four Noble Truths and the principle of Anatma (non-existence of being). The Stupa of Dhamek (from Dharma Chakra) has a vibrant history - from the Mauryans to the late medieval times patrons of all kinds contributed to its flourishing. Sarnath and Dhamek are a major pilgrimage to all Buddhists. Here we see Teravada Buddhists worshipping on a Sunday afternoon. #sarnath #varanasi #stupa #buddha #buddhist #monk #orange #robe #prayer #worship #ancient #history #heritage #culture #architecture #art #archeology #sunday #afternoon #break #up #north #incredibleindia #travel #tourism #kings #deer #park #museum

Rumi Darwaza meaning Roman Gateway is a masterpiece in Awadhi architecture. It is a symbol of Lakhnavi culture. Buses, hoardings of shops, and even the soul of the city, the metro (XD) are filled with images of this structure. It was commissioned alongside several other structures by Awadh Nawab Asaf ud Daula. This monument was one in a series of structures that were built by Asaf during a move of toleration by the British (his predecessor had been defeated at Buxar). Adorned with creepers, flower petals, (and fishes!), the style is typical Awadhi and also represents a continuation to Mughlai art. It is located on a prime lane and between the two famous Imambaras. 
#lucknow #up #tourism #travel #architecture #art #history #heritage #culture #awadh #solo #morning #cloudy #weekend #gate #style #nawab #muslim #mughal #incredibleindia #north #monument #fish #creeper #dargah #wow #auto
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Rumi Darwaza meaning Roman Gateway is a masterpiece in Awadhi architecture. It is a symbol of Lakhnavi culture. Buses, hoardings of shops, and even the soul of the city, the metro (XD) are filled with images of this structure. It was commissioned alongside several other structures by Awadh Nawab Asaf ud Daula. This monument was one in a series of structures that were built by Asaf during a move of toleration by the British (his predecessor had been defeated at Buxar). Adorned with creepers, flower petals, (and fishes!), the style is typical Awadhi and also represents a continuation to Mughlai art. It is located on a prime lane and between the two famous Imambaras. #lucknow #up #tourism #travel #architecture #art #history #heritage #culture #awadh #solo #morning #cloudy #weekend #gate #style #nawab #muslim #mughal #incredibleindia #north #monument #fish #creeper #dargah #wow #auto

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"After all isn't the purpose of the novel, or a museum, for that matter, to relate our memories with such sincerity as to transform individual happiness into a happiness all can share?" - Orhan Pamuk. The Nizam perhaps had felt that when this museum was constructed. #museum #state #telangana #hyderabad #ap #southindia #nizam #tourism #white #bnw #throwback #winter #old #archeology #architecture #history #heritage #art #culture #paintings #sculpture #ajanta #incredibleindia #prince #british #conservation #silhouette #monument

The mosque earns its name from its style. It is among the chief contributions by the Paigah family. It was begun in the early years of the twentieth century under Viqar ul amra, a Paigah noble. The pointed arches and towers are a rare sight in India. The inspiration is said to be the noble's visit to Europe as well as his time in close-by Gulbarga where too resides a mosque of Spanish style (do check my post from Id on the Gulbarga Jama Masjid). #paigah #nizam #hyderabad #mosque #incredibleindia #travel #spain #telangana #tourism #karnataka #north #southindia #winter #arch #tower #architecture #style #europe #god #religion #culture #monument #heritage #history #family #metro #city
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The mosque earns its name from its style. It is among the chief contributions by the Paigah family. It was begun in the early years of the twentieth century under Viqar ul amra, a Paigah noble. The pointed arches and towers are a rare sight in India. The inspiration is said to be the noble's visit to Europe as well as his time in close-by Gulbarga where too resides a mosque of Spanish style (do check my post from Id on the Gulbarga Jama Masjid). #paigah #nizam #hyderabad #mosque #incredibleindia #travel #spain #telangana #tourism #karnataka #north #southindia #winter #arch #tower #architecture #style #europe #god #religion #culture #monument #heritage #history #family #metro #city

The wind has arrived with the winter season 
In the absence of lover the God of love pesters the beloved 
The heart doesn't relax unless it beholds the lover 
The body too gets satiated when it meets with the lover 
O cool wind! I can't kill time in the absence of my lover - 
Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, often regarded as the first Urdu poet 
#hyderabad #bnw #tomb #qutub #shah #sultan #monochromeindia #telangana #history #heritage #saint #trees #travel #throwback #my #city
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The wind has arrived with the winter season  In the absence of lover the God of love pesters the beloved  The heart doesn't relax unless it beholds the lover  The body too gets satiated when it meets with the lover  O cool wind! I can't kill time in the absence of my lover - Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, often regarded as the first Urdu poet #hyderabad #bnw #tomb #qutub #shah #sultan #monochromeindia #telangana #history #heritage #saint #trees #travel #throwback #my #city

Valentine's Day Special.

సుదతి రో ఒకరి కొకరు మోములు చూచు కొంటిరా
పెదవులాని తియ్యని ముద్దులు పెట్టు కొంటిరా
అదుముకొని కౌగిళ్ళ నిద్దరు గల్సి యుంటిరా
పదరి వానికి నీకున్ బోయ పగల వలెనే యుండె నే చెలియ మీ || బాలరో నేడైన ఏక సయ్య మీద పవళించితిరా
మేలు మేలని ఇద్దరి వలపులు మెచ్చు కొంటిరా
చాల వేడుక తో మువ్వ గోపాలుడు నీవు కూడితిరా
వేళ వేళల చాడి మాటలు వింటి రను కొంటిరి కదవే మీ || - Mahakavi Kshetrayya

#telugu #poetry #classical #music #kriti #kshetrayya #krishna #radha #rasaleela #romance #love #beauty #bhakti #devotion #painting #art #valentinesday #travel #museum #red #yellow #gopal #instagood #taste #vrindavan #pink
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Valentine's Day Special. సుదతి రో ఒకరి కొకరు మోములు చూచు కొంటిరా పెదవులాని తియ్యని ముద్దులు పెట్టు కొంటిరా అదుముకొని కౌగిళ్ళ నిద్దరు గల్సి యుంటిరా పదరి వానికి నీకున్ బోయ పగల వలెనే యుండె నే చెలియ మీ || బాలరో నేడైన ఏక సయ్య మీద పవళించితిరా మేలు మేలని ఇద్దరి వలపులు మెచ్చు కొంటిరా చాల వేడుక తో మువ్వ గోపాలుడు నీవు కూడితిరా వేళ వేళల చాడి మాటలు వింటి రను కొంటిరి కదవే మీ || - Mahakavi Kshetrayya #telugu #poetry #classical #music #kriti

Today apparently it is kiss day.

దురుసు పైసరములు, తొందర ముద్దులు, బిగి కౌగిలింతలు, బింకములును, గొనగోటి మీటులు, గోర్గింపు, లుబుకులు, కొసరులు, బొమ ముళ్ళు, కురుచ సన్న, 
రాధ అలకను తీర్చిన మాధవుడు ఆమెతో కూడినపుడు 
హత్తుకొని, యిన్ని విధముల 
దత్తఱపడ ననగి పెనగి, తనివారక యా 
బిత్తరి పై కొనె హరిపై, మత్తేభముమీద నెక్కు మావంతు డనన్. - ముద్దుపళని

With @lakshmi.sravanthi

#kiss #valentinesday #love #hug #man #woman #romance #sculpture #art #telugu #poetry #tanjavur #ellora #maharashtra #ap #ts #travel #tourism #black #stone #history #heritage #culture #architecture #archeology #temple #krishna
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Today apparently it is kiss day. దురుసు పైసరములు, తొందర ముద్దులు, బిగి కౌగిలింతలు, బింకములును, గొనగోటి మీటులు, గోర్గింపు, లుబుకులు, కొసరులు, బొమ ముళ్ళు, కురుచ సన్న, రాధ అలకను తీర్చిన మాధవుడు ఆమెతో కూడినపుడు హత్తుకొని, యిన్ని విధముల  దత్తఱపడ ననగి పెనగి, తనివారక యా  బిత్తరి పై కొనె హరిపై, మత్తేభముమీద నెక్కు మావంతు డనన్. - ముద్దుపళని With @lakshmi.sravanthi #kiss #valentinesday #love #hug #man #woman #romance #sculpture #art #telugu #poetry #tanjavur #ellora #maharashtra #ap #ts #travel #tourism #black

Happy hug day! 
నీ కౌగిలిలో తల దాచి నీ చేతులలో కను మూసి
జన్మ జన్మకు జతగా మసలే వరమే నన్ను పొందనీ. నీ కౌగిలిలో తల దాచే... - గోపి 
#hug #day #valentinesday #love #art #sculpture #beauty #art #karnataka #southindia #sculpture #history #heritage #incredibleindia #travel #instagood #monument #temple #aihole #north #chalukya #king #durga #shiva #sun #architecture
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Happy hug day! నీ కౌగిలిలో తల దాచి నీ చేతులలో కను మూసి జన్మ జన్మకు జతగా మసలే వరమే నన్ను పొందనీ. నీ కౌగిలిలో తల దాచే... - గోపి #hug #day #valentinesday #love #art #sculpture #beauty #art #karnataka #southindia #sculpture #history #heritage #incredibleindia #travel #instagood #monument #temple #aihole #north #chalukya #king #durga #shiva #sun #architecture

In Asia Minor, not far from the coast, stood the little town of Troy. It exists no more, and for ages past it ceased to be; but the genius of a poet has made it immortal. - Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter Indira Priyadarshini

With @bad.biscuit

#homer #greek #literature #iliad #odyssey #troy #greece #india #nehru #jaipur #palace #museum #bust #art #europe #civilisation #history #culture #heritage #indira #book #turkey #asia #war #travel #tourism #rajasthan #incredibleindia #zeejlf2019
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In Asia Minor, not far from the coast, stood the little town of Troy. It exists no more, and for ages past it ceased to be; but the genius of a poet has made it immortal. - Jawaharlal Nehru to his daughter Indira Priyadarshini With @bad.biscuit #homer #greek #literature #iliad #odyssey #troy #greece #india #nehru #jaipur #palace #museum #bust #art #europe #civilisation #history #culture #heritage #indira #book #turkey #asia #war #travel #tourism #rajasthan #incredibleindia #zeejlf2019

Bhoganandeeswara Temple. This is a frieze from a wall on the temple - probably dating to the Vijayanagara times. In the middle of the frieze are Lakshmi and Ganesh, both symbols of fortune - flanked by female and male guardians. The windows are perhaps the most marvellous elements here. The male dancers are found stepping on Vyalas (or as some guides call them Makharas) and seem to imitate the famous Salabhanjikas of Indian art. The pilasters in the friezes hold up Yakshas - a must in architecture. 
#nandi #temple #vijayanagara #bangalore #art #sculpture #architecture #history #heritage #shiva #karnataka #southindia #incredibleindia #travel #summer #solo #phone #photography #lakshmi #ganesh #granite #yaksha #old #medieval #tipu
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Bhoganandeeswara Temple. This is a frieze from a wall on the temple - probably dating to the Vijayanagara times. In the middle of the frieze are Lakshmi and Ganesh, both symbols of fortune - flanked by female and male guardians. The windows are perhaps the most marvellous elements here. The male dancers are found stepping on Vyalas (or as some guides call them Makharas) and seem to imitate the famous Salabhanjikas of Indian art. The pilasters in the friezes hold up Yakshas - a must in architecture. #nandi #temple #vijayanagara #bangalore #art #sculpture #architecture #history #heritage #shiva #karnataka #southindia #incredibleindia #travel #summer #solo #phone #photography #lakshmi #ganesh #granite #yaksha #old #medieval #tipu

Nagalinga, Veerabhadra Temple. 
Nagendraharaya trilochanaya bhasmanga ragaya maheshwara nityaya shuddhaya digambaraya tasmai na karaya namassivaya.

It is as if Shankara was describing this icon at Lepakshi (which dates only too the sixteenth century). Seeing the Linga is a strange experience. The hood of the Naga is sublime, the space of the temple macabre, the Linga being squeezed by the curls of the snake's tail - which is unadorned and real. Nagendra here is supremely Digambara. One need not wonder if the Lord of Destruction really roamed the Smashanas smeared in ashes. 
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Nagalinga, Veerabhadra Temple. Nagendraharaya trilochanaya bhasmanga ragaya maheshwara nityaya shuddhaya digambaraya tasmai na karaya namassivaya. It is as if Shankara was describing this icon at Lepakshi (which dates only too the sixteenth century). Seeing the Linga is a strange experience. The hood of the Naga is sublime, the space of the temple macabre, the Linga being squeezed by the curls of the snake's tail - which is unadorned and real. Nagendra here is supremely Digambara. One need not wonder if the Lord of Destruction really roamed the Smashanas smeared in ashes. #shiva #linga #snake #idol #god #hindu #temple #vijayanagara #nbk #ap #travel #solo #incredibleindia #alone #granite #history #heritage #medieval #monument #art #architecture #culture #phone #photography #bnw #monochromeindia #bangalore

The Amber Fort was the creation of Kachwa Maharaj Man Singh. Man Singh is known for his services in the court of Akbar. Amer was a mere town in the Mughal Subah of Ajmer (incorporated into the empire by Emperor Akbar). However its  stature in Indian politics was greatly enhanced under Man Singh and his successors. The fort oversees the Maota lake which fed the residents of the fort. It is bordered by Jaigarh Fort also on the Aravallis (built by the local Meena tribe). Imitation of the Mughals in the construction of Diwan e Khas, Diwan e Aam etc are evident. The fort is a picturesque location. And a jewel in the 'Incredible India' branding hence the turbans and elephants. 
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The Amber Fort was the creation of Kachwa Maharaj Man Singh. Man Singh is known for his services in the court of Akbar. Amer was a mere town in the Mughal Subah of Ajmer (incorporated into the empire by Emperor Akbar). However its stature in Indian politics was greatly enhanced under Man Singh and his successors. The fort oversees the Maota lake which fed the residents of the fort. It is bordered by Jaigarh Fort also on the Aravallis (built by the local Meena tribe). Imitation of the Mughals in the construction of Diwan e Khas, Diwan e Aam etc are evident. The fort is a picturesque location. And a jewel in the 'Incredible India' branding hence the turbans and elephants. With @bad.biscuit #jaipur #amer #fort #palace #hill #rajasthan #tourism #tribe #rajput #kings #mughal #architecture #style #heritage #history #culture #incredibleindia #travel #tourism #phone #photography #orient #west #elephant #turban #jewel #lake #monument #instadaily

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