J O D H P U R (Rajasthani: जोधाणा; Hindi: जोधपुर), is the second largest city of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a princely state of the same name, the capital of the kingdom known as Marwar.
The city is known as the Sun City for the bright, sunny weather it enjoys all year. It is also referred to as the Blue City due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort.
Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha, a Rajput chief of the Rathore clan. Jodha succeeded in conquering the surrounding territory and thus founded a state which came to be known as Marwar. As Jodha hailed from the nearby town of Mandore, that town initially served as the capital of this state; however, Jodhpur soon took over that role, even during the lifetime of Jodha. The city was located on the strategic road linking Delhi to Gujarat. This enabled it to profit from a flourishing trade in opium, copper, silk, sandals, date palms and coffee.
Early in its history, the state became a fief under the Mughal Empitre, owing fealty to them while enjoying some internal autonomy. During this period, the state furnished the Mughals with several notable generals such as Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Jodhpur and its people benefited from this exposure to the wider world: new styles of art and architecture made their appearance and opportunities opened up for local tradesmen to make their mark across northern India.
The Jaswant Thada is a white marble memorial built in 1899 in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. The monument, in its entirety, is built out of intricately carved sheets of marble. These stones are extremely thin and polished so that they emit a warm glow when the sun's rays dance across their surface. Within this cenotaph, there are also two more tombs.
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Matthew-Watt (6037) 2010-12-29 20:57
A magical structure, very well designed and a grand local feature for sure. The fountain in the front looks great positioned at the foot of the great staircase. Great sharpness and details. Have a great 2011.
HimalAnda (7048) 2010-12-29 22:42
A beautiful building that you managed to catch at its best. The colors are great and the fountain on the foreground is at the right place.
Happy new year.
danyy (0) 2010-12-30 0:18
une bonne exploitation des lumières basses pour réviver les couleurs , dommage pour ce bruit intense dans le ciel.
kordinator (14797) 2010-12-30 0:32
This is a perfect composition with wonderful architecture under fantastic sky.
Wonderful foutain in the foreground.
Light management thrills me, the colors are so alive.
Happy New Year 2011.
asajernigan (19669) 2010-12-30 7:31
This is a nicely composed shot of this fine architecture. The inclusion of the fountain in the foreground adds nice depth and interest to the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness. The people add a good sense of scale for the shot.
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2010-12-30 11:53
beautiful building with fantastic white marble.
good p.o.v. and colors.
patdeph (35744) 2010-12-30 12:46
thanks very much for your note,because,when I was in Jodhpur,I was wondering what was this monument!This construcion is incredible,and very beautiful!The blue sky and the light enhance its beauty!
ciakgiak (30385) 2010-12-30 13:22
this is a beautiful architectural image, the colors and the contrasts are great.
I also like the good quality. Congratulations and TFS.
marina7 (7242) 2010-12-30 23:56
That's a wonderful edifice of amazing architecture. Wish I could see this place some day. Great light and colors, nice presentation. Lovely shot indeed. Wish you a Happy New Year and many good photos to come:)
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-31 1:48
Amazing architecture. Wonderful sky. Gorgeous man (or woman?).
Superb symmetry. Ideal POV and capature.
A Happy New Year!!!
jlbrthnn (79789) 2010-12-31 4:29
The palace is beautiful, I admire the complexity and harmony. Photo cleverly composed, is very good quality, well exposed and sharp. Congratulations.
Best Wishes, Happy New Year 2011!
francio64 (38254) 2010-12-31 4:41
ottima inquadratura su questo bellissimo tempio.
Ottima gestione della luce e bellissima resa cromatica.
TFS! Happy New Year!
jhm (128297) 2011-01-01 1:01
Congratulations, your 50th picture to TE, a very nice beginning.
Lovely architecture image, splendid creation.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
You create a lot depth and perspective.
Very well composition, nice presentation too. TFS.
A Happy & Healthy 2011,
Silvio1953 (106008) 2011-01-02 2:02
Ciao Vishal, great view of fantastic architecture, superb blue sky, excellent clarity, splenddi light and colors, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2011 to you and your family, ciao Silvio
magalik (6101) 2011-01-02 9:20
Surprising to see such a nice construction without tourists everywhere.
Really impressive monument. The vegetation gives the scale.
Have a happy new year Vishal.
hispic (9619) 2011-01-03 18:58
अच्छा सुबह Vishal,
Beautiful capture of a very attractive building. Deep blue sky makes white marble shine truly beautifully.
Best wishes to you for a Happy New Year!
josepmarin (56585) 2011-03-01 1:12
a good framing, with a nice symmetry to heighten the beauty of the splendid architecture of this white marble Memorial, which is outlined on the deep blue sky with many elegance.
Balanced exposure and good management of the strong light, with a great result in the luminosity and in the colors of the photo.
pierrefonds (51188) 2011-03-03 18:14
The distance between the fountain and the entrance of the memorial is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Jaswant Thada. The afternoon light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
vrabieionut (2189) 2011-03-29 6:57
The building is well lit,beautiful colors and perfect framing.
Have a nice day
siudzi (27869) 2012-02-11 4:52
You have presented a truly wonderful architecture. Love the perfect symmetry of your composition, amazing color saturation and perfect sharpness. Beautiful work. Congrats!
Waylim (23488) 2012-03-26 18:09
This is a very beautiful shot. I love the deep rich tone of the skk, gives really wonderfust contrast to the temple. Excellent quality with good sharpness and clarity. Excellent POV with good symetrical composition.
Thanks for you visit to my gallery and your kind words.
Have a good day.