Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ruins around Jammu

From the incredible collection of Man Mohan Munshi Ji.


Carving of Hanuman on a boulder in Dry river bed near Billawar (formerly Vallapura)
in Kathua District
Next six photographs are of temple ruins at Chediai (North of Tikri on Jammu-Srinagar Highway). Needless to say that the site is in need of restoration and preservation.

A channel for water erected on arches for a waterfall( now dry)
Statues of Lord Shiva and Parvati  mounted on Nandi and Garuda
Lord Kama (Hindu God of love ) mounted on peacock
Lord Vishnu and Brahama. And Vishnu as Matsya Avatar
Unidentified. [Right one is probably Krishna riding Kalia the serpent]
A  Pillar partly broken
Next set of photographs are of other places of interest around Jammu.
Temple of Sankpal (a local Deity) close to Sanna Sar
Temple at Cheni( architecture resembling to that of Kirmachi)
What is left of Basoli Palace cum fort
Riasi Fort recently renovated
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2 comments:

  1. Some suggestions:

    1. Picture titled 'Unidentified. [Right one is probably Krishna riding Kalia the serpent]'- Probably depicts Parashurama slaying Sahasrabaahu. The other figure does seem to be Krishna. This seems to be a part of a Dashavatara series.

    2.Picture titled'Lord Kama (Hindu God of love ) mounted on peacock'-
    figures within the ornate arch may depict Shukracharya, Raja Bali and Vamana Avatar of Vishnu ( L-R). Is that Brahma on a swan?

    3. Picture titled 'Statues of Lord Shiva and Parvati mounted on Nandi and Garuda' That figure enclosed within an arch could be Kurma Avatar, the turtle. Notice the turtle-like shell.

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  2. Thanks for the suggestions (I think they make sense) and for all the comments.

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