Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Rani Sati Temple

Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India


the donG said...

i simply love the details of this structure. i like india's art culture. i can immediately say it's india.

Leena said...

I was looking at many your posts and saw wonderful places and photos!
And when I saw your travelling map, I found out, that you have not been in Scandinavia!
now you should prapaire this thing for instance by taking Hurtigruten cruise :)

Do it during light summer nights, you will get special photos, I can promise.

My best wishes
Leena from Finland

april said...

Wonderful buildings with oriental decorations. It seems you are travelling a lot.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi JM!

Exquisite buildings with beautiful architecture and a variety of attractive colours. A fantastic treat for the eyes!

Just compare the concrete buildings put up today with no taste, no style and no lasting architectural value.

Incidentally the word SATI reminds me of the evil practice in Rajastan of burning the widow live along with dead husband.

This abominable and barbaric practice, I understand, is practiced even today in some parts of Rajastan.

The British brought in a law to stop this evil custom of widow burnng but even today this practice continues with the connivance of the Rajastan authorities because people there believe that the burned widow becomes a goddess and they build temples to honour and worship her.

Unbelievable but true in the modern days of enligtenment, erudition and advancement of knowledge, womens liberation, laws against harassment to women etc.

Have a wonderful day!

Tinsie said...

How elaborate is this building? Amazing!