Monday, June 19, 2006

Some Flowers

These are the some flowers form my neighbor's garden :)

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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

A Cloudy Evening In Salt Lake

All the pictures are taken from Salt Lake, sector-5, Infinity Building's roof. I have never seen such black cloud.

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Pareshnath Jain Temple - I

Some days before we (Myself, Amit & Satya) visited to Pareshnath Jain Temple. This temple is situated in the north-east of the city Kolkata. Its 5 mins. walking distance from Khanna theater. On a very cloudy evening, we reached to this temple by almost 4.3o.. and we left @ around 6 from there. For me it was a wonderful Saturday evening as I enjoyed a lot. I have taken some pics over there too, which I wish to share with you. Hope you will also appreciate beauty of this 'white marble built yet colorful' temple.

This temple sprawling over acres - with garden, verandahs, murti, beautiful terrace, courtyard and pond, dedicated to preserving Jain faith and culture

I don't know much history about this temple. What I know is, this is really a beautiful temple.

Flowers form gardens of the Pareshnath Temple .

There are four temples here. The main temple is dedicated to the 10th Jain Avtaar (incarnation of God) Sri Sital Nath Ji. The gateway of the temple is a pleasant spectacle to behold. This next photo is entrance of main tample.

Garden of Pareshnath Jain Temple.. ppl come and sits here on all green grass.

Full view of Temple.

As I said there are one mail temple surrounded with four sub-temples. This is one of the four sub-temples. This temple name is "Dadaji Ka Mandir"

This is also a sub-temple, but I forgot this temple name :)

In garden there are lots of Marble-Murtis (statues)

I suppose this is temple library.. not sure.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Ornate of Pareshnath Jain Temple

Pareshnath Jain Temple, situated in the north-east of the city, is an ornate mass of mirrors, colored stones and glass mosiac, and overlooks a beautiful garden. With this entry I'm just trying to give you a small overlook of this beautifully decorative tample. Walls of the temple are decorated fine with mirrors, glass. Jhumar hang from the roof and the floor is paved with marble

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

One Evening @ Victoria Memorial

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Birla Temple in Kolkata

Built on one side of a busy road, the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, also known as the Birla temple is a relatively new addition to the religious landscape of Kolkata. I didn't get permission to take our camera inside the temple. So all the fixed pics are taken from outside of the temple.

Took over twenty- two years to build to this beautiful all marble structure with very high quality Rajasthani engravings. Ppl says this temple is unfinished, I don't know from which view its unfinished. Sculptors were brought in from Agra, Mirzapur and Muzaffarpur to execute the intricate patterns on the walls

By looking the sculpture, I think the architecture of the temple draws mainly from the beautiful places of worship in neighboring Orissa.

It might not have the historical feel of some of Kolkata's older temples, but this temple in Ballygunge Phari is a visual delight. Inside this 48.7-m. high temple are idols of Radha, Krishna, Shiva and Durga.

The total cost incurred for the construction was Rs. 180 million. Spread over an area of 44-katha land and extending to a height of 160 feet

Here I try to do some "Experiments" with B&W photo :), Yes I know--I need to learn more to do so.

The gates were opened to the public in 1996 . A most recent addition to the city's pilgrimage points, this temple in south Kolkata attracts all kinds of people not just pilgrims through its architectural splendour.

That morning I have seen lots of ppl to come into this temple regardless of any religions.