Found 25 Articles for Monuments

Why is Bhangarh one of the most haunted places in India?

Tejas Charukula
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
In this modern era, little do people know that there are indeed haunted places that are haunted by spirits from a parallel world. One such a place in India known as Bhangarh which is situated in Rajasthan is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the whole of Asia.This place is situated in the Bhangarh district, in the desert areas of Rajasthan in India. It is around 300-km away from Delhi. The architecture of the buildings and the fort speaks volumes of the talent and acumen of the people during the rule of Bhagwant Das who established ... Read More

What is so special about the great bath in Mohenjo-Daro?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Imagine being in ancient times, where there is no modern day technology, equipment and advance education like engineering and yet being able to build a massive structure with just using mud and minimal resources.The Harappans built a well-equipped structure with all amenities, more than 5, 000 years ago which can even be witnessed until this day!!The Great Bath is an ancient public water tank where people used to take bath. This tank measured 7-meter wide, 12-meters long and 2.4-meters deep. There are two staircases to enter the water tank from either side, North and South. The small sockets at the ... Read More

Where are most sites of Indus Valley Civilization located?

Knowledge base
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
The Indus valley civilization which existed during 3300 to 1300 BC is also known as Harappan Civilization. This area was named as Indus valley as it was situated on the banks of river Indus, whose source is the perennial waters of Himalayan Mountains. This Indus valley extended from a North-western part of India to modern-day North-east Afghanistan and Pakistan.During their survey, the scholars came to know that the origin of Harappan civilization could be from Mehrgarh which is in the foothills of a mountain pass in Modern-day Balochistan, that is in western Pakistan. Whereas the extension of this civilization can ... Read More

What is the significance of Charminar in Hyderabad?

Shanmukh Pasumarthy
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Charminar is a monument which was constructed in 1591, in Hyderabad, India. The literal translation of Charminar in English is 4 pillars. It is located on the east bank of the Musi River and is listed among the most recognized structures of India. There are many theories regarding the reason for the construction of Charminar but the commonly accepted theory is that it was built to celebrate the elimination of the Plague, which was widespread at that time.Charminar was built by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty. After shifting his capital from Golkonda to ... Read More

What are the different things that must be kept in mind while paying a visit to a museum in India?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
When I was a school going girl, my father used to take me to a lot of educational trips whenever possible. These trips ended up being to some museum or zoo and likewise.I remember being instructed by my father specifically before entering that place, some of which have helped me in the growth of my intellect too.Carry A NotebookLearning is an ongoing process. No matter how old we become, there is always a scope for improvement and advancement in one's preconceived knowledge. Thus, one should carry a notebook or a scribbling pad when paying a visit to a museum, as ... Read More

What is the significance of Red Fort?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 13:46:14
The Red Fort is located in the city of Delhi in India. It has a great history as it was the main residence of Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years (until 1857).The red fort is the center of Delhi and it houses a large number of museums. Not only the accommodation for the emperors but also it was the center for Mughal state politics and for setting events that impact the region critically.Its construction was started in the year 1639 by the 5th Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as the place of his fortified capital Shahjahanabad. The name Red Fort comes ... Read More

What is the significance of Humayun's Tomb?

siddhartha kotamraju
Updated on 25-Apr-2022 08:03:49
Humayun’s tomb is the memorial created for the second Mughal Emperor Humayun. The exceptional architecture was only possible due to the by the instruction of his first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum. After the death of Humayun in 1556 AD, Humayun’s first wife Bega Begum, also known as Haji Begum got it designed by a Persian architect and took a lot of interest in funding and designing the Tombs and got it constructed by 1562 AD.It was constructed very elegantly on the banks of River Yamuna, in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, and was the first garden-tomb in India. This ... Read More

What is the significance of Rani ki vav?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 13:34:12
Rani-ki-Vav (literally translated as Queen’s step-well) is a UNESCO world heritage site located in Patan which is about 140 kilometers from Ahmadabad City. Rani-ki-Vav is an example of magnificence in architecture with equal importance given to intricate details. Today, Rani-ki-Vav attracts a major footfall of tourists from India and aboard.Rani-ki-Vav holds a great amount of historical and architectural significance which can be understood through these points:Step-well Culture − Due to the scarcity of water and irregular rainfall patterns, there was a need to construct to wells that could help people fetch water in greater depths. Hence, the step-well culture developed ... Read More

What is the significance Mahabalipuram Monuments?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 27-Jun-2020 13:38:26
Mahabalipuram is located about 55 kilometers from Chennai. The historical coastal site derives its name from Mamallapuram. Narasimhavaram I of the Pallava dynasty is considered to be the architect of this city who contributed to the construction of the Shore Temple and other architectural structures. Mahabalipuram (Mamallapuram) is mentioned in several texts like the Periplus of Erythrean Sea and writers like Hieun Tsang described it as an important port in the eastern coast.There are some monuments that hold historical significance and are elaborated in the following points:Five Monoliths (Pancha Rathas)The Pancharathas are free-standing monolithic temples and are one of the ... Read More

What is the significance of Konark Sun Temple?

Rashmi Iyer
Updated on 17-May-2022 08:49:50
Konark Sun Temple is a classic example of Orissan Temple with its grandeur popular in the whole world and marking the efflorescence in the architecture of Orissa. It actually serves a testimonial of unmatched imagination and extreme dedication and efforts of the artists to construct this monument. Sir John Marshall remarked ‘I think there is no monument in Hindustan that is at once so stupendous and proportionate at the same time like the black pagoda of Konark’.Some of the important points about the Konark Sun Temple can be understood under the following heads.ArchitectureThe symbolism and significance of the temple revolve ... Read More