Facing the majestic Dauldhar mountains, these rock cut temples stand gloriously defying time and nature. Discovered just a century ago, these ancient temples brought with them many questions to light that still remain fairly unanswered. There are only theories and legends.
Jain architecture is tasteful, magnificent, mind-blowing but above all it has a philosophy. Jain architecture, to me, epitomizes order and focus.
Maharashtra is a land of paradoxes. Its heritage though extremely magnificent on papers is now nowhere to be seen in its complete glory. The forts and temples built by the ancient dynasties (Satvahana, Chalukya, Yadava etc) and later on by the Maratha empire were largely destroyed by Mughal and British east India company. Had the Marathas ever befriended the Mughals or East India company they wouldn’t have faced such wipe out situation ever. But Marathas were too proud to not be self destructive.
The more you observe the more you will see and the more intrigued you will be. The sheer variety and irrelevance of so many things at one place have a hypnotizing effect.
When I think about south India, I see green and gold or Ocher… or shades of these colors. Enjoy the colors and beauty of this absolutely enchanting part of India…
While visiting the Andaman and Nicobar Islands a few years back I had made plans to visit Pondicherry on my way back. The connecting flight between Port Blair and Mumbai was via Chennai which is just 150KM away from this little town on the bay of Bengal. Andaman was a visual treat however still something