My Flickr Pictures...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
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 !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/24/2008 09:48:00 AM
Sunday, November 23, 2008
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 !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/23/2008 09:51:00 AM
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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)
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/19/2008 06:54:00 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
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 !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/16/2008 11:51:00 PM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
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 !
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/15/2008 10:28:00 PM
Thursday, November 13, 2008
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 !!!
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/13/2008 10:46:00 PM
Saturday, November 08, 2008
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
Posted by ~ ॐ ~ at 11/08/2008 06:03:00 PM