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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Once upon a time..

The Arms which work hard to earn, were called arms !

And today?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Delicate Threads Strong Faith

This just proves how small things can keep our faith firm !

These are the threads that people tied around the Marble windows in Fatehpur Sikri at the Mazaar of Khwaja Saleem Chishti when they pray for something!

Customs like this are popular at various other places as well in India...

e.g. In Uttarakhand there are temples where people tie bells in the temple compound when they wish for something. In two temples in Uttarakhand (Golu Devta Temple in Bhowali, near Bhimtal and another one at Chitai) people even write letters and leave them in the temple compound !

There might not be a scientific explanation to all this, but when the mind really believes something will happen, small things like tying a thread or writing a letter can make it happen !!!

Hope everyone has a very positive Monday and a week/year/decade and so on :)

God Bless !!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Some Metal and some Luck

These are Horseshoe's nailed on the Wooden Door of Buland Darwaza... Horse shoes are said to bring Good luck in many cultures around the world, and they should not be brand new ones... they have to be used.

Mostly I have seen they are nailed in the shape of a U. Probably saying Good luck to "YOU" :) I don't know really...

p.s. I do not think this is a good picture in terms of composition. This completely fails in capturing the amount of horseshoes that were there on the doors, but still posting it as this is the only picture I took of them !

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Perfection : Not a brick less not a stone more!

I think this was the motto of the craftsmen who worked at Fatehpur Sikri and 100s of similar other sites !

Seen above is the ceiling once you enter the Dargah of Salim Chishti through Buland Darwaza (Previous photograph)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Buland Darwaza @ Fatehpur Sikri

The Buland Darwaza ( or the Great Gate), the world's largest gateway, is approx 54m high and 35m wide.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

On The Other Side..

You've moved on to the other side friend, I cannot see you clearly enough... but I know you will be around somewhere !

Dedicated to one of my very dear friends, who passed away yesterday... I somehow don't believe it yet, and am still hoping someone is just playing a prank !!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saw some green felt some blues !

Not sure what he was thinking sitting there in Fatehpur Sikri when the world around him was busy moving !!! I guess he just took a time out to think !

Of Life Of Death

Some under the weight after death, some carrying it when they are still around !

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Deewane Khas @ Fatehpur Sikri

This is where Emperor Akbar used to have the meetings with his important personal...

I wish I could see one meeting in progress, what grandness, what royalty !

p.s. This small size picture is not doing justice to the place at all !!!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Pillars @ The Fatehpur Sikri

Pillars make an important part of the architecture at Fatehpur Sikri... What you see here is the place from where Mughal Emperor Akbar used to see the performances of his Musicians

Thursday, November 06, 2008

A Reflection Man Made !

One of the many mirrored corners at Fateh Pur Sikri.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008


are the God's way of telling us "I AM" and taking pictures of them is our way of acknowledging :)