Forts, Temples & Architecture Of India

Forts of India that we have visited and recommend.
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Sleeping Buddha at Ajanta Caves.

Sleeping Buddha at Ajanta Caves.

The Ajanta caves near Aurangabad are listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

The Ajanta caves near Aurangabad are listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Ajanta Caves dating back to the 2nd Century BC will blow your mind with their detailed sculptures of Buddhist philosophy, life and folk tales, as well as amazing dry frescoes from that era.

Ajanta Caves dating back to the 2nd Century BC will blow your mind with their detailed sculptures of Buddhist philosophy, life and folk tales, as well as amazing dry frescoes from that era.

Key Gompa adhering to Gelukpa order, supported by villagers of Todh Valley, which accomodates about 350 monks, headed by His Eminence TK Lochen Tulku, the 19th reincarnation of the great translator Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo, is said to have been founded by Dromton (Brom-Ston, 1008-1064 C.E) a pupil of the famous teacher Atisha Dipankar in the 11th century. Initially founded in Rangrik, it was later shifted to the present site centuries earlier.

Key Gompa adhering to Gelukpa order, supported by villagers of Todh Valley, which accomodates about 350 monks, headed by His Eminence TK Lochen Tulku, the 19th reincarnation of the great translator Lotsava Rinchen Zangpo, is said to have been founded by Dromton (Brom-Ston, 1008-1064 C.E) a pupil of the famous teacher Atisha Dipankar in the 11th century. Initially founded in Rangrik, it was later shifted to the present site centuries earlier.

According to a legend, the manifestation of the goddess is reported to the Daksha-Yajna incident when the ear of the Sati fell at this place and became a place of worship as a Pitha - Sthan. Presently in the form of a virgin the icon of this eternal goddess is consecrated at the top storey of the new building. Below that storey the goddess as Parvati, the daughter of Himalaya is enshrined as a divine consort of Lord Siva.

According to a legend, the manifestation of the goddess is reported to the Daksha-Yajna incident when the ear of the Sati fell at this place and became a place of worship as a Pitha - Sthan. Presently in the form of a virgin the icon of this eternal goddess is consecrated at the top storey of the new building. Below that storey the goddess as Parvati, the daughter of Himalaya is enshrined as a divine consort of Lord Siva.

Daulatabad Fort on the Devgiri Hill near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. in 1327 AD, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq infamously forced changed his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, an effort which failed and he had to shift the capital back to Delhi.  #history #architecture #india #mughal

Daulatabad Fort on the Devgiri Hill near Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. in 1327 AD, Muhammad Bin Tughlaq infamously forced changed his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad, an effort which failed and he had to shift the capital back to Delhi. #history #architecture #india #mughal

Bibi Ka Maqbara at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Built by Aurangzeb's son, Azam Shah in memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum, this is an austere but beautiful monument.   #history #architecture #india #mughal

Bibi Ka Maqbara at Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Built by Aurangzeb's son, Azam Shah in memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum, this is an austere but beautiful monument. #history #architecture #india #mughal

Details on a brass door knob at Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India.  #history #architecture #india #mughal

Details on a brass door knob at Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. #history #architecture #india #mughal

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Made by Azam Shah in the memory of his mother Dilrash Banu Begum, it's an austere but beautiful monument.

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Made by Azam Shah in the memory of his mother Dilrash Banu Begum, it's an austere but beautiful monument.

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Made by Azam Shah in the memory of his mother Dilrash Banu Begum, it's an austere but beautiful monument.

Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. Made by Azam Shah in the memory of his mother Dilrash Banu Begum, it's an austere but beautiful monument.

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