Architecture & Monuments

Architecture & Monuments

Murshidabad: A Land of Grandiose Monuments of the Bengal Nawabs – Day Two

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Spread the love            Murshidabad, the land of the Nawabs of Bengal, is a must-see for history buffs and those who love grandiose monuments. The architectural beauty, despite ravages of time and utter neglect, speaks of an opulence of a bygone era. Here’s the second and final part of the two-day trip of Anumita, with her family. She tells us […]


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Guruvayur: Divine Abode of Sri Krishna Created by the Gods

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Spread the love            Guruvayurappan came to Guruvayur from Dwarka carried by Guru Brihispati on the wings of the wind God Vayu. Hence the name ‘Guruvayur’. A ‘Purna Swarup’ manifestation of Vishnu but worshipped as an infant Krishna, it was Sri Krishna himself who ordered the Guru before His death – to salvage the idol that came floating on […]


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Murshidabad: Where the Bengal Nawabs Dwelled-Day One

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Spread the love            Murshidabad, known for the Nawabs of Bengal, had a Mughal background. It was also the place, which witnessed the famous Battle of Plassey (about 47kms. from Murshidabad). British victory, Robert Clive, changed the role of the British at Plessey in Bengal. This battle played a crucial turning point in the history of India. It was […]


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Arg-e- Bam: The Oldest and Largest Mud House in the World

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Spread the love           The mud house, Arg-e Bam, is built on about 44 acres of land. The origin of the UNESCO World Heritage site, on the strategic Silk Route, might be traced back to the Achaemenid period, 6th to 4th century BC. The earthquake in 2003 killed about 26,000 people, the Bam city was adversely affected. Its restoration has […]


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Ambika Kalna: A Quaint Temple Town on the Banks of Bhagiraithi River

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Spread the love           Ambika Kalna gets its name from an ancient Kali temple. A quaint township on the banks of Bhagarathi River, it is known for its many temples. Sisir uncovers its history. The 108 Shiv temples in two concentric circles of 74 shrines (outer circle) and 34 shrines (inner circle), built around a well in the center is […]


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Enigmatic Rome: Majestic Capitolini and Colosseum

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Spread the love           Rome with its grandeur and beauty inspires awe. The might of the Roman Empire is palpable as one walks through its streets. Here we present an extract from the travel diary of Piyali. She takes us through the city and we see its splendor through her eyes. Here’s a special feature of Different Truths on the […]


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Nagda Nestled in Lonesome Solitude

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Spread the love           An avid traveler and researcher, Anindita strayed from the beaten track. She decided to forgo Chittorgarh and instead chose to visit Eklinji and Nagda. Here’s a report on the choices of a connoisseur traveler, as a part of the World Heritage Day special feature of Different Truths. There is always a much desired ‘bucket list’, […]


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Allahabad Fort: From the Grandeur of Akbar to the Tyranny of Raj

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Spread the love           Allahabad Fort was built by Emperor Akbar due to military compulsions. After Akbar, the fort was under several rulers. During the British regime, General Kyd was its commandant. The Britishers had converted it into a modern stronghold by the year 1938. Irreparable damage was caused to its architecture, by several rulers, particularly the English. After, independence, the […]


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Mahabalipuram: Chariots of Stone

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Spread the love           Mahabalipuram is the epitome of Dravidian art between 6th and 7th century AD. It was named after the Pallava king Narashimhavarman-I. Situated on the coastal Bay of Bengal, it has been exposed to the corrosive winds and sand. This site has been recognised by the UNESCO. Here’s a Different Truths Special Feature on the World Heritage […]


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…And God Played Hide and Seek in Guptipara

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Spread the love           Sisir brings alive the magic and mystery of Guptipara. Here God played hide and seek with his devotee, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He unfolds the story of a village situated in the confluence of history, mystery and myths. Here’s an in-depth report. Villages and towns flowing in time, along the river banks, have countless stories woven […]


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