Mughal Tomb Buildings

Mughal Tomb Building Tradition Mughal rule in India lasted from 1526 to 1857 and the period of the first six emperors (1526-1707) can be seen as greater than their successors’ time in two respects. Firstly, it was a period of expansion and secondly, the artistic achievements were superior. One such example of their artistic achievementsContinue reading “Mughal Tomb Buildings”

Ajanta

AJANTA Ajanta is located in Aurangabad District of Maharashtra State and the caves are excavated in the face of an almost perpendicular scrap of rock, about 250  ft. high, sweeping round in a complete semi-circle or horseshoe shape, and forming the north or outer side of a wild secluded ravine down which comes a smallContinue reading “Ajanta”

Auroville

AUROVILLE Auroville was born on 28 February 1968 as its founder, the Mother, created the Auroville Charter that consists of four main ideas that underpin her vision for the place, the ideas of which the resident have to apply in their daily life, policy development and decision making. The Charter therefore is an omnipresent referentContinue reading “Auroville”

Tidbits

TIDBITS Ajanta As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Buddhist Caves at Ajanta, in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra represent the earliest surviving paintings from the subcontinent, known to man… Read Now Auroville A universal town where people of all countries live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities…Continue reading “Tidbits”

Loktak lake

LOKTAK LAKE Loktak Lake in Bishnupur District of Manipur is the largest fresh water lake in North–East India and the world’s only floating national park in the world, Keibul Lamjao National Park, is situated on the southeastern shore of the lake. Ironically, it was initially declared as a Sanctuary in 1966, and only subsequently turnedContinue reading “Loktak lake”

Jatakas

JATAKAS The Jatakas are an important part of Buddhist art and literature. They describe the previous existences or births of the Buddha (the Enlightened One) when he appeared as Bodhisattvas (beings who are yet to attain enlightenment or moksha), in both human and non-human forms. These stories tell us how practicing different perfections or transcendental virtuesContinue reading “Jatakas”