Thursday, December 25, 2008

Standing still in eternity...


Had visited this amazing place a few days back called...."Rani ki vav" ~ A place from the long lost and forgotten past looking at you straight in the face...a place situated in Patan (Gujarat).


A 'vav' is a step well which used to be build in the olden days for water sourcing. How these 'vav's used be be ornated with intricate carvings of Gods, Goddesses and human forms has to be seen to be believed ! Here are a few pics from that trip in the past ~




The statues were beautiful and seemed real in an amost eerie way...





Just imagine ~ these statues have been standing there for centuries.... seeing everthing happening around them, people coming-going, people who had created them dying, dynasty after dynasty of rulers perishing ! But they are still stnading there.


Everything around them since the time they were built has changed...they are are a witness to the changing of the eras, but they are still the same, standing there quietly ~ observing everything, knowing everything...





It seemed as we they are living in their own world in that structure...




Standing still in eternity.....




And whispering to each other the secrets of those ages, which these days would never know...


10 comments:

pink dogwood said...

Wow - what an amazing find. Thanks for sharing.

~ ॐ ~ said...

Some very very beautiful pictures and nice words !!!

The good life said...

First time on this blog.
beautiful pictures.

Chandan said...

Awesome pics Jagriti... love the perspective and expressions you have higlighted..

Jagriti said...

Thank you everyone for your appreciation.. :)

Srivalli said...

Very nice pictures!...must say the pictures look more beautiful through your lens!..lovely lilies...

Photographer Pappu!!! said...

Hey beautiful pics and informative post

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smart said...

Hi;
Jagruti appriciate your sence of humer or a genaration of your sixth sence and inner personality.
Like your picture of "rani ni vav"
it is the best arciological sight.reflecting on olden days of indian archetech work.If you wish you may include 'Adalaj ni vav " and "sun temple " at Modhera. For modhera ,you to visit at the Uttaradh mahotsav and try on night photo of fasival.you will find creation of man,nature and colours all togather

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Some of the pictures are absolutely stunning here...