Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

"KHAJURAHO TEMPLES" A World Heritage.


Memorial stone of Khajuraho.

Entrance of Khajuraho Western Temple site.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Visit to Khajuraho

A world heritage site, the temples of KHAJURAHO are India’s unique gift to the world, known for their outstanding universal value and human creative genius, built between 950 – 1050 AD by the kings of the Chandela dynasty. They are built mostly of fine sandstone ranging from pink to pale yellow. The stone blocks were fitted together as the use of mortar was not known. The temples bear highly intricate friezes stone carving depicting scenes from everyday life back then. And of course, the famous erotic figures of mithunas engaged in ardent lovemaking are more renowned. In the sculptures of Khajuraho, women and sex dominate the art. The dexterity and the intensity with which such moods and expressions are captured by the sculptors make the images come alive. The temples of Khajuraho constitute one of the world’s greatest artistic wonders.

There are many interpretations regarding these erotic sculptures of Khajuraho. Some view this as a work of degenerate society representations mirroring the lax moral standards of contemporary society. Whatever the interpretations are, it is evident that this can be viewed as a work of society which had few inhibitions about sex. Pursuit of pleasure, Kama was deemed to be an alternate path leading to moksha. Perhaps, the sculptures on the temples of Khajuraho aim to reveal human passions and a marked sensual element which is characteristic of early Indian Art, literature and folk tradition. Goddesses and females are often shown naked from the waist up often richly jeweled, with tiny waists and large rounded breasts, posing languidly, a picture of happiness and relaxation.


There are three Geographical divisions of the group temples namely WESTERN, EASTERN and SOUTHERN. The Temples of WESTERN group are the most visited at Khajuraho and it is the group to which the largest Kandariya Mahadev temple, the Oldest Chausath Togini Temple and the 13 other main temples belong. Most of these temples are contained within a fenced enclosure in a setting of a beautiful park. The Temples are profiled here in a clockwise direction. The EASTERN group consists of Brahmanical and Jain temples existing side by side. This includes three Hindu temples and three Jain temples. An inscription on the pedestal of the statue dates it to 922 AD, possibly the Chandela King Harsha reign. The SOUTHERN group comprise of Duladeo and Charturbhuja temples with Vindhaya in the background. About a km south of the Jain enclosure, Duladeo Temple, is probably the last temple, the Chandela built around early 12th century ( 1100 – 1150 ). There are dancing apsaras on its interior and the flying vidyadharas on the top row of its fa├žade but the figures are often repetitive and appear to lack the skill of carving found in the earlier temples. The Chaturbhuj Temple is the only temple which does not have erotic sculptures.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Entry - 28 - "Jabalpur. MP"


Madan Mahal Fort at Jabalpur.MP.

Weekend at "Narmada Jacksons Hotel" super cocktail.
This is the Best Hotel in Jabalpur, MP.

Jabalpur is one of the important and beautiful city of Madhya Pradesh. Madan Mahal Fort, an ancient palace ruined is still visible to see for the tourist. It is the highest peak where you can see Jabalpur city very clearly. If you are a curious person to know about the history and its existence you can get tourist guide to tell you the history. The place is beautiful with greeny trees with enchanted scenery and surrounded by small temples where all the Hindus goes for Puja or so called prayer. It is also an administrative and education centre. Many colonial building are still preserved and maintain till today. No. 1 Hotel & Restaurant called “NARMADA JACKSON” provides the best facilities, with different kind of drinks and food. The building was constructed by the British so the architect is beautiful and unique. It’s my place of hang out at weekend to have Chill Strawberry cocktail or beer with colleagues sometimes.

Entry - 27


Place call "Ghat" (During Monsoon this area will be filled with water)

Summer season.( less water flow )
Sunday is my Holiday every week end, as I am busy working the whole week. So I always try to make time to hang out. Since my present working place is not in metro site so most of my weekend time is spent at the country site, river site or mountainous site. My strong point in me is that, whatever the circumstances I am very flexible to adjust very fast according to the environment, situations and cultures. I am a person who is keen to learn and know about different cultures, so always am excited to visit new places and see different cultures and traditions.

Bounded by Uttar Pradesh in the north, Bihar in the north-east, Orissa in the east, and Maharashtra in the south-west and south, Gujarat in the west, Rajasthan in the north-west and Chhattisgarh in the east, Madhya Pradesh with an area of 3,08,000 square kilometers is now the second largest state in India after Rajasthan. Geographically the state of Madhya Pradesh is located in the centre of India. The river Chambal in the north and Godavari in the south forms its boundaries. The climate is monsoonal, it gets warmer after March as the tropic of Cancer passes through the northern part of the state.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Entry - 26 "PACHMARHI"


Natural Greeny Mountain.

BEE FALL

Thursday, July 10, 2008

AT BEE FALL.





"BEE FALL" PACHMARHI

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A hill resort on the northern slopes of the Satpura range, Pachmarhi the only hill station of MP stands at an altitude of 1100 m. Discovered by Captain Forsyth in 1857, Pachmarhi offers absolute tranquility. There are several viewpoints, water-falls, rock pools, walks and hills for trekking all within easy reach.The abundance of water spots is the hallmark of Pachmarhi. The town of Pachmarhi nestled in a saucer shaped valley consists of a sprawling civil area with a couple of churches, a small market place, an army station and a golf course .One of the most beautiful water falls of Panchmari, the BEE FALLS makes a sound like thousands of bees singing and hence the name.