Dancing Ganesha by Vishwajyoti Mohrhoff
Happy Lord Ganesh Chaturthi
“Vakratunda Mahaakaaya Suryakotee Sama Prabha
Nirvighnam kuru mey Deva, Sarva kaaryeshu Sarvadaa”
Ganesh Chaturthi is significant festival in India with Lord Ganesh, son of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva is symbol of wisdom, prosperity and success. Lord Ganesh is considered as “Vigana Harta” – the mighty one who removes obstacles and “Buddhi Pradaayaka” – the one who grants intelligence.
May Lord Ganapathi shower all of you with success in all your endeavors! Happy Ganesh Chaturthy.
The beautiful Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. The largest mosque in India and the final architectural ‘great work’ of Shah Jahan. Construction of the mosque began in 1644 but it wasn’t completed until 1658. It has 3 gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m. high, and is constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble.
The Monkey Temple, Jaipur, India
Staircase of the abandoned British Residency in Hyderabad, India
Temple Monkeys, Shivaganga, India by Hari Prasad Nadig
Old Delhi from The 19th Century
Delhi that includes the Indian capital New Delhi, stands on the Yamuna River in northern India. It is the second most populous metropolis in India after Mumbai and the largest city in terms of area.In AD 1639, the Mughal emperor Shahjahan built a new walled city in Delhi which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 until the Rebellion of 1857. The British captured Delhi in 1857 and the city replaced Kolkata as the seat of British government in India in 1911. A new capital city, New Delhi, was built to the south of the old city during the 1920s When the British left India in 1947, New Delhi became the national capital and seat of government. Today Delhi contains many important historical monuments, buildings and features.