Saturday, June 6, 2009

Amber Fort-Sheesh Mahal(Palace Of Glasses)

This Photograph Is Taken From Amber Fort-Jaipur And This Place Is Known As "Sheesh Mahal" In English "Palace Of Glass".This Place Was Built By King Man Singh Ji In 16th Century And Completed In 1727 Which Was The Foundation Year Of Jaipur-Rajathan.This Whole Wall Is Completely Carved With Beautiful Paintings And Flowers And That Too Made With Pure Glass.The Reason Why It Was Made Of Glass Was,The Queen Was Not Allowed To Sleep In Open Air During The Ancient Times But She Loved To See The Stars Shining.To This The King Ordered His Architects To Make Something Which Could Solve The Purpose.To This The Architects Made A Room Complete Of Very Small And Big Glasses.After That They Burnt Two Candles And The Relfection Converted That Small Light Into Thousands Of Stars In Those Small And Big Glasses.This Was How The Queen Became Happy.Previously This Room Was Open For All But Now Entry Is Restricted As People Has Spoiled The Glasses By Breaking Them.But Still From Outside We Can See The Amazing Glass Work.Would Like To Share With You The Amazing Technology And The Excellent Work That The Old People Used To Do...Great Jaipur,Great India...

40 comments:

Shawna said...

That is a beautiful story :) I hope someone loves me enough to make me a glass wall if I want to see stars one day!

Shawna's Study Abroad

MyMaracas said...

What a beautiful story and photo. It is sad that anyone would break such a glorious thing.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for following my blog. It isn't nearly as interestng as yours, and I am flattered by your visits.

fufu said...

it would be nicer if you got a pictures zoomed with the glass work =p but anyway i guess you must have other motive... you wanna use go visit there and see the amazing work ourselves right?? okok... Mahal is palace huuh in hindi... like the famous Taj Mahal =p i wanna go there XD

joo said...

Beautiful photo. I love the place and the story - thanks for sharing:)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

A lovely story. Love knows no bounds.

Prospero said...

I enjoyed this post.

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous story! This Palace is like a fairy tale!
Léia

Nihal said...

Smiling Hello India:)

Oh, and all the walls and their ceilings are embellished with colourful glasses. I just can't stop dreaming right now. Do you know if Royal dreams come true one day:)

The story lies behind this splendid centerpiece of attraction doubles its significance. Wish you could share some zoom-zoom photos of the ornate mosaics, tinted mirrors and more about the glass embellishments. Maybe next time.

JM said...

I know this one. It's beautiful!

Pietro said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful image of the Palace! Interesting text too!

Tiago Ralha said...

Another great story from India!!!

Jacob said...

That's incredible. And beautiful.

Annie said...

Beautiful! I love how they solved the problem :-). Thank you for coming to my blog and leaving your lovely comment. Thank you for the prayers. Bless you.

Kitty said...

amazing to think they could do such glass work in the 1700s. I can't imagine how many hours it took to make

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

How beautiful...the building and the story! So sad that some have to destroy so that none of us may enjoy.

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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. India is mysterious to me so I will enjoy learnig more about it from you!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear All Thankyou For your Lovely cOMMENTS !!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and loved the details about the history.

Shaun said...

It is incredibly and really beautiful.

Kcalpesh said...

Wow, Beautiful story and beautiful picture. No doubt the makers did a terrific job by being able to show the queen stars that too inside the palace! Good one!

Elizabeth said...

We had an amazing visit to Rajasthan in March and travelled all around -so I was happy to find your blog.
Greetings from New York.

fishing guy said...

Bharat: That is a beautiful palace, I wonder why people would destroy such a neat place.

AJEYA RAO said...

Very nice and informative blog for my Trips.

Regina said...

A palace of made glass? wow. Nice shot.(BTW Thanks)

immersion said...

I love the intricate detail in design. Recently I saw Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, that opened my eyes to all this beautiful detail. This picture reminds me of that. I wish we could see the light shine through the glass. I can only imagine . . .

Dave Coulter said...

What an amazing story. Thanks for sharing it!

Bergson said...

Beautiful! I hope you will visit us inside

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Dear All Thanks Foe Your Lovely Comments !! Definitely Bergson Surely Will make You Visit Inside !!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

That's an amazing sight. And such a great story. I sure hope this'll be preserved for generations to come!

joo said...

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Please come and collect:)

George said...

Thanks for a very interesting and informative post. The photo shows a very beautiful wall -- I was sorry to read that tourists have broken some of the glass.
Thanks for visiting my site.

Marja said...

What an enchanting story and beautiful photo Thanks for sharing
and thanks for visiting me

SandyCarlson said...

What an amazing place. There is something so very contemporary and visionary about this building. So very unlike what was going on in the Western world when this was being constructed.

Ai Shiang said...

That's interesting, palace buildt with glass. It doesn't look like glass from the photo though. Does that mean it will break if you hit hard on it?

James said...

That is amazing!

Ayie said...

Such masterpieces must be well preserved...it's a great part of a country's history. I checked you site, nice one. You may check my web page too for more photo finds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will come back.

I am enjoying yours--especially this story and the gorgeous Palace of Glasses. WOW!!!! Amazing.

Thanks again,
Betsy

Atanasio Fernández García said...

Hello Bharat, thanks for giving us the opportunity to know India through your eyes and your images, it will be a pleasure to travel with you by visiting your blog. It will be a luxury to have youas a guide! Greetings from Spain!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

The next best thing to have; a hugh caleidoscope! It saddens me that people needs something to show off with and ruin things wherever they go. Great story!

Shellmo said...

Beautiful photo and story! Wow!