Nathmal Ji Ki Havelli, Jaisalmer, India.

41 votos
This Nathmal Ji ki haveli was commissioned to serve as the residence of Diwan Mohata Nathmal, the then Prime Minister of Jaisalmer. Maharawal Beri Sal commissioned the construction of this Haveli. The architects of this haveli were Hathi and Lulu who happened to be brothers. There is a very interesting story regarding its construction. It is said that the two brothers started building different facets of haveli simultaneously. In those days there were no such instruments, which could keep a track on continuity and thus when this building came up finally it had irregular shape.

Barring that, this haveli is still considered the best in Jaisalmer in terms of grandeur. There are other minute details worth appreciation. For example there are two Elephants made of yellow stone. These life-size replicas have been put in front of the main entrance so that it looks as if they are guarding the Haveli. Other than these, there are pictures engraved on pillars and walls. These consist of Horses, Cattle, and depiction of Flora among other things. But the most interesting aspect of this haveli is the drawing of modern amenities such as cars, fans etc. It is said and believed that the Architect brothers dint see these things ever in their life and engraved it with mere help of their descriptions given by people who had seen it.

Thus the architecture present in this haveli is quite different from the one popular in other parts of Jaisalmer. The workmanship of Jaisalmer havelis is an amalgam of both Rajput architecture as well as Islamic art that was imported via the traders' caravan through the desert.

via@ http://www.jaisalmer.org.uk/tourist-attractions/havelis/nathmalji-haveli.html
Continue reading +
Mais informação em: http://www.bernardcustard.com

Autor:

Bernard Custard
Distinguish Gold
Member

Latitude: 26° 54' 42" N, Longitude: 70° 54' 42" E see »

Localização: Jaisalmer, India

  Tours and folders related

Panoramas by Bernard Custard Gold

Type: Country:
Map List

Ganadoras carrera 8 de Marzo. Día de la Mujer, Valencia, España

sphere
10 votos

Valencia celebrará el próximo 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer, una carrera popular femenina desde la que también el deporte tomará...

Carrera 8 de Marzo 02- - Día de la Mujer deportista, Valencia, España

sphere
20 votos

Valencia celebrará el próximo 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer, una carrera popular femenina desde la que también el deporte tomará...

Carrera 8 de Marzo - Día de la Mujer deportista, Valencia, España

sphere
10 votos

Valencia celebrará el próximo 8 de marzo, Día Internacional de la Mujer, una carrera popular femenina desde la que también el deporte tomará...

Circus

sphere
1 votos

Infragantea, Valencia, España

sphere
5
1
1

Texto a añadir

Iglesia de Santa María Magdalena, Tronchón, Teruel

sphere
1
12 votos

La iglesia de Santa María Magdalena de Tronchón (Provincia de Teruel, España) es una construcción de finales del Siglo XVI y principios del Siglo...

IWeekend Universidad 2013 (Programación 01) UJI , Castellón, Spain

sphere
21 votos

Esto es un iWeekend Universidad. Un evento que busca fomentar el emprendimiento entre los jóvenes universitarios de la Universitat Jaume I de...

IWeekend Universidad 2013 Universitat Jaime Primer , Castellón, Spain

sphere
21 votos

Esto es un iWeekend Universidad. Un evento que busca fomentar el emprendimiento entre los jóvenes universitarios de la Universitat Jaume I de...

Sewing artisan, Mandawa, India

sphere
1
2
81 votos

A picture worth more than a thousand words. Don´t you think so?

Mandawa, Rajasthan, India.

sphere
3
1
41 votos

One of the main streets in Bikaner where you can buy and look how the artisans works. Several shops, some places they were playing chess....

Circo Gran Fele, Valencia, Spain

sphere
1
1
1
21 votos

La acción transcurre en una ciudad imaginaria allá por el año 1900. Es un dulce cuento sobre la amistad, los distintos, la física y química, el...

páginas: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 >> >|
View all the authors » Find out more about Bernard Custard »