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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Capital heritage: Feroz Shah Kotla

Feroz Shah Kotla: Located near the famous Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium, off Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Firuzabad, the fifth city of Delhi, now known as Kotla Firuz Shah, is a large enclosure of high walls, which then lay along the Yamuna river.
With an entrance through a barb caned main gate on the west, it contained palaces, pillared halls, mosques, a pigeon-tower and a baoli (stepped well) some of which are still in good condition.
The main public mosque, Jami'-Masjid, has a spacious courtyard, the whole structure resting on a series of cells. It is, however, a pyramidal structure with a diminishing covered area in each successive storey, on the top of which, within a stone-railing, the Asokan column is planted, that strikes as a unique edifice

Ashoka pillar at Kotla: Features of Ashokan pillars in Delhi The four lions of the Ashokan Pillar in Delhi are the main features of the historic monument. There are also non-religious interpretations to the symbolism of the pillars, describing the four lions as the symbol of Ashoka's rule over the four directions.The wheels at Ashokan Pillar in Delhi are symbols of enlightened rule (Chakravartin), and the four animals as symbols of four surrounding territories of India: -

The Lion of the north. The Elephant of the east. The Bull of the south.The Horse of the west.


29 comments:

अनु मिश्रा February 16, 2009 at 11:37 PM  

lovely captures with some good knowledge of mughal era

Rahul February 16, 2009 at 11:38 PM  

hey...nice post...right from the heart..this is wat I call life !! :)
Have a good day. Am delighted to be adding you.

Shreya Rajput February 16, 2009 at 11:59 PM  

second pic looks beautiful blue sky, nice info

Dr.Nishi Chauhan February 17, 2009 at 12:04 AM  

nice photo essay with some good captures and good knowledge of history

David O. Brink February 17, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

the top of Ashoka pillar seems to be broken in second pic, is it?

Rohit Sharma February 17, 2009 at 12:07 AM  

nice bolography...good clicks

Austeen Sufi February 17, 2009 at 12:10 AM  

nice photo tour of the kotla

Dr. Aradhna February 17, 2009 at 12:14 AM  

liked the second pic, blue sky looks beautiful with Asoka pillar standing tall & birds are adding 2 its beauty...

Ashok February 17, 2009 at 12:15 AM  

good photo essay of the historical place, pics are beautiful so is information

namaki February 17, 2009 at 5:37 AM  

interesting historical site !

Rahul Viswanath February 17, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

Educative !!! .... Another asset in your posts basket :)

Rashmi February 17, 2009 at 9:24 AM  

nice historical photo tour, thx 4 sharing

magiceye February 17, 2009 at 11:05 AM  

this is indeed very informative garnished with beautiful pictures.
thank you

Abe Lincoln February 17, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

I know I have not seen anything that looks this old and yet remains quite beautiful. That dome must have been hard to do in its age.

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Dr. Neha Srivastav February 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM  
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महामंत्री - तस्लीम February 17, 2009 at 4:17 PM  

बहुत ही महत्वपूर्ण जानकारी प्रदान की है आपने, आभार।

swati February 17, 2009 at 7:02 PM  

hey nice pics..n very nicely described too.. :)

humanobserver February 18, 2009 at 10:23 AM  

great job. I love monuments a lot...

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