Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Parliament of India - delhi photo gallery

Parliament is the supreme legislative body of a country. Indian Parliament comprises of the President and the two Houses—Lok Sabha (House of the People) and Rajya Sabha (Council of States).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Humayun's Tomb -Delhi Photo Gallery

Humayun's Tomb was built by his senior widow, Haji Begum, and mother of his son Akbar. Haji Begum built the rose petal sandstone mausoleum in proper Mughal style, supervising the entire construction (1564-73) by camping on the site. The Taj Mahal, built much later, follows a similar style of architecture.
Octagonal in shape, raised on a plinth, with double domes, high arches, laid in the centre of a large walled enclosure, the monument is an imposing structure. A baradari (pavillion) occupies the centre of the eastern wall and a hammam (bath chamber) the centre of the northern wall. The garden at this tomb has been laid out in the Persian style of a Chahr Bagh, with paved stone avenues and narrow water channels. It is still maintained in its original grandeur

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Moti Masjid at lal quila -delhi photo gallery

Moti Majid (Pearl Mosque) was built in Red Fort in 1659 as a private mosque for the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.It is a small, three-domed mosque in carved white marble, with a three-arched screen which steps down to the courtyard.the prayer-hall of the mosque has inlaid black-marble outlines of 'musallas' (small carpets for prayers) and is surmounted by three bulbous domes.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Diwan-i-Khas at Red Fort(Lal Qila) Delhi -delhi photo gallery



The Diwan-i-Khas or hall of private audience,is where the emperor conducted matters of the state. This is where he met his ministers and noblemen. The centrepiece of the Diwan-i-Khas was the legendary Peacock Throne, one of Shah Jahan's seven jewelled thrones. Unfortunately it was carried away by Nadir Shah to Iran in 1739. with openings of engrailed arches on its sides consists of a rectangular central chamber surrounded by aisles of arches rising from piers. The lower parts of the piers are inlaid with floral designs, while the upper portions are gilded and painted. The present wooden ceiling of the hall was painted in 1911. The four corners of its roof are surrounded by pillared chhatris.

For more information about Diwan-i-Khas visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fort

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Entrance of Humayun's tomb - Delhi Photo Gallery


Bu'-Halima's Garden As the visitor approaches Humayun's tomb from Mathura road, he passes through a rectangular enclosure with a tomb in its northern half and a gateway on its east, which is in the same alignment as the main entrance of Humayun's tomb. Since the northern wall of the Arab-Sarai abuts on the plastered exterior of the eastern enclosure of this garden, it may have existed before the Arab-Sarai, built by Humayun's senior widow. The garden is known as Bu'-Halima's garden, and an unidentified lady is believed to have been interred in the above-mentioned tomb.