Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Povestiri din Rajahstan 22. Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur / Stories of Rajahsthan 22. Jaswant Thada, Jodhpur

Jaswant Thada, a construction with a religious significance, is a mausoleum dedicated by Serdar Singh to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It was erected in 1899.


This is a lovely spot as you may find there a small lake, visited by birds and you may see, to the horizon, the big wall encircling the town. The terraces offer nice views over the town. There is also a garden full of flowers and trees and some cenotaphs.

Red stone and white marble have been the construction materials. The symmetry of the building is enchanting. A lot of details demonstrate the mastership of those responsible for stone masonry.

The entrance is 30 Rp/ person and for the camera you have to pay 25 Rp. As in temples, you have to leave your shoes at the stairs.

Jaswant Thada este primul obiectiv la care ne oprim in Jodhpur. Este locul in care erau incinerati conducatorii orasului. In 1899, Serdar Singh a construit aici un splendid monument inchinat Maharajei Jaswant Singh II, un fel de Taj Mahal local, mult apreciat de turisti.

Frumusetea locului este data de cateva elemente. Mausoleul este construit pe o inaltime, avand langa el un mic lac, vizitat de pasaret. Linia orizontului este marcata de acel zid care inconjoara orasul, despre care am amintit in postarea anterioara.
Apoi, o gradina cu arbori si flori inconjoara constructia principala, iar de la marginea sa se deschide o frumoasa panorama asupra orasului. Cateva cenotafuri, mai recente decat altele vazute pana acum, infrumuseteaza si ele locul.
in zare, Palatul Umaid Bhawan, una din cele mai mari resedinte private din lume, partial hotel de lux
 cenotafuri, in gradina
Materialele de constructie au fost gresia rosie pentru treptele de acces si terasa si marmora alba pentru mausoleu.
Privim intai cladirea in ansamblul sau, admirand linia si simetria numeroaselor chattris-uri. Si aici, ca si in alte parti, o multime de porumbei. Marmora alba, aproape translucida, se profileaza splendid pe cerul de un albastru intens.
Lasam incaltarile la baza treptelor si pornim sa facem inconjurul cladirii pentru a surprinde cateva detalii.
Intram intr-o sala imensa. Pe pereti, portrete ale stapanilor Rathore. Un paznic citeste ziarul la adapostul unui jhali. Mai multi turisti indieni se opresc in diverse locuri, discutand intre ei. Cu certitudine inteleg mai bine decat noi despre ce este vorba...Oricum si noi am inteles ca este un loc cu o profunda semnificatie religioasa pentru ei.
Inainte de plecare, cateva fotografii din cerdacul de la iesire.

46 comments:

Dorin Taranu said...

India este mereu mistica si nu dezvaluie usor.Felicitari pentru articole sunt pur si simplu un deliciu.

Traveling Hawk said...

Multumesc, ma bucur ca ti-au placut. Poti reveni oricand doresti pe blogul meu!

Rizalenio said...

Amazing use of framing techniques again, Traveling Hawk. I walked and walked with you again in this photo tour.

The man reading a newspaper by the window is a winner for me.

Thanks for this wonderful trip.

Joop Zand said...

Veru nice pictures
You have seen a lot of nice places.

Greetings, Joop

Traveling Hawk said...

Rizalenio, thank you for the kind words (as usual). I thought that somebody would say that the keeper's photo is interesting :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Joop Zand, please come along in other walks too :)

VP said...

One of your best set posted. A lot of impressive details, wonderful doorgates and arches and an incredible pink stone.

Traveling Hawk said...

It was a special place, indeed, VP!

Rizalenio said...

Hi, Traveling Hawk. We are reflections of our works. So far, the more I read about the stories you wrote, and the more I see your photos, I get to know you. Same with other photobloggers.

Your works are always interesting, and wonderful. You are a winner for me...and perhaps to all of your readers too.

Keep inspiring us, because in this part of the world, someone is always waiting for your informative stories and beautiful photos...that's me.


HAPPY HEART'S DAY, my friend. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

If I would have a single reader in that part of the world (and that's you, Rizalenio) I still would struggle to bring here interesting facts and my best captures!

Have a nice week!

joo said...

I love this set, not only fabulous monuments, but also such a rich nature!

alicee said...

Foarte frumoase pozele si florile!
Minunate arhitectura a palatelor ....

Traveling Hawk said...

Jodhpur is a beautiful place, Joo!

Traveling Hawk said...

Da, alicee, e un loc frumos, cu o minunata panorama asupra fortului si a orasului.

cartim said...

Este superb locul, iar pozele m-au lasat fara cuvinte,chiar aduce cu Taj Mahal, prin sculpturile de ziduri si prin asezare.

Oricat am citi sau am vedea, continui sa cred ca pentru noi, europenii , India va ramane mereu secreta si misterioasa.

London Caller said...

India is such a wonderful country!
Both the architecture and nature are outstanding!

Traveling Hawk said...

Putem incerca macar sa le intelegem, Cartim! Multumesc pentru aprecieri. Si mie mi-a placut ce am vazut in Jodhpur.

Traveling Hawk said...

Welcome to my blog, Londer Caller! If you like what you have seen, please come again!

Randy said...

I love the photo with the palace in the background.

pharaonx said...

am zis de la primele fotografii ca postul asta va fi altfel, dar probabil au fost o pauza, sau o paranteza. oricum vad ca la fiecare post infiltrezi cite o fotografie, care, cel putin pe mine, ma impresioneaza - aici fiind tipul care citeste ziarul.
o zi frumoasa.

Traveling Hawk said...

It was a place from were Umaid Bhawan Palace could be observed but, unfortunately, we did not have enough time to visit that objective too. It is not an old construction but it is said it is very luxury. Thank you, Randy, for your visit!

Traveling Hawk said...

Ma bucur ca ai observat, pharaonx, stradania asta a mea...

De fapt, postarile sunt asemanatoare (de aceea am si intrebat la un moment dat daca nu v-ati plictisit)pentru ca am vizitat acelasi tip de obiective: forturi cu palate si temple dar, in fiecare locatie a fost si cate ceva particular. Aici a fost acel mic lac care si pe mine m-a incantat. In plus, sunt si detaliile cumva diferite din fiecare locatie...

Siddhartha Joshi said...

These are such beautiful pictures...Jodhpur is such an amazing place!

Traveling Hawk said...

Jodhpur is a favourite touristic place. I would have rather see the off the beatten path places but I had not enough time. At least a month for Rajahsthan, Siddartha Joshi! Thank you for the visit.

Duncan D. Horne said...

Hi Travelling Hawk, found your blog and following it. It sure is great to travel!

www.duncaninkuantan.blogspot.com

Traveling Hawk said...

Hi, Duncan! Thanks for the vizit. Your blog is also nice to see and read :)

Life Ramblings said...

your photos make me wanna visit India so much. nothing beats the beauty of nature but i also like the ornate details of the buildings. keep them coming.

Traveling Hawk said...

I am keeping them coming, Life Ramblings :) We are only half way....

Arti said...

My country is so beautiful and Rajasthan is a shining glory... Even I have blogged about the place...
You have covered the place very well, great pics!!
Visit my travel blog when you have free time!
Have a wonderful week:-)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for visit and comment, Arti! I will read your Rajahsthan diary for sure.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Great post and gorgeous pictures from a stunning place.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Phivos! Nice "to hear" you!

London Caller said...

Of course, I like what I see.
I like travelling with you in India through your blog.
I always wanted to visit this country.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, London Caller, you are welcome!

SKIZO said...

wonderful
pictures
good creations

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Skizo! You are welcome on my blog!

Life Ramblings said...

i look forward to seeing more of your interesting pictures and reading your adventurous stories.

Scott said...

You get to travel to such beautiful places. Thanks for sharing them with us in such an enjoyable way.

Traveling Hawk said...

I hope today I will post another one, Life Ramblings :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for the appraisal, Scott!

ruma said...

Hello, Traveling Hawk.

Beautiful scenery.
Thank you for your visit.

Have a good weekend.
ruma

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you for your visit too, Ruma!

Greetings from Romania!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

Nice viewpoint, building & arches.

magda said...

You're great photographer!!!!I not sate to see the details, this architecture as embroidery, wonderful journey that gives us, thank you very much!!!!

Traveling Hawk said...

A beautiful spot, J_on_tour :)

Traveling Hawk said...

It is more the merit of India, Magda, offering so many subjects :)