A month ago, I had an opportunity to visit the Qutb Shahi tombs site and had a (brief) look at the restoration activities and to say that it is a mega project would be an understatement. The entire restoration project is divided into three phases and each phase is planned such that the visitors can move… Continue reading Back to life
Perhaps, some visuals of the Hyderabad of medieval times still endure.
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Somethings change over time yet, somethings remain the same. One however hopes they get better in a long run. The same wall is decorated differently, the top image was made in 2009, and the one below in 2015.
The Sunday following the Bonalu celebrations at Secunderabad at the Ujjaini Mahankali Temple, the rest of Hyderabad celebrates the festival. The more grand and prominent of these occur at Balkampet’s Yellamma temple as well as the Old City’s Laldarwaza. Here I present a series of visuals at the Balkampet Yellamma temple on Jul 15, when… Continue reading Yellamma Temple Bonalu 2012
After the Bonalu kicks off at Golconda fort it is celebrated in Secunderabad. The Mahankai Bonalu Jathara is probably the most grand celebration of the Bonalu in the twin cities with the largest turnout. The energy and the spirit of the festival must be experienced to be believed. The preparations for the festival happen on… Continue reading Lashkar Bonalu 2012
The month-long Bonalu festival started last Sunday(Jun 24) at the Golconda Fort. Every Sunday ladies would make offerings to the Goddess and carry it to the temple in decorated pots. They are at times accompanied by strong able bodied men who are smeared with a lot of turmeric, wear a garland of lemons and carry… Continue reading Bonalu 2012
Celebrated by women across Telangana on Durgasthami, this festival is about colours and flowers. Varying sizes of floral mountains are created, placed in the centre and women sing songs and move in circles around them More about the festival can be read on wiki All the images on this blog are protected by copyright. Please… Continue reading Bathukamma Panduga