Rana Mahal Ghat was reconstructed in 17th century by the ruler of Udaipur (Rana Jagat Singh).
Broken steps, remains of debris and poor sanitary conditions could leave you stunned if you move from Dasaswamedh Ghat towards the south in quest of majestic Rajasthani architecture, prominently reflected in the building (palace) along the Rana Mahal Ghat. The ghat, depicting the grandeur and glory of Rajasthan rulers, seems to be a shadow of itself.
While the ghat was included in the seven prominent ghats under 'Revitalisation of Varanasi' project launched by the tourism department for renovation and resurrection in 2008-09, the ghat started to witness signs of wear and tear soon afterwards. Not only the stepped embankments were found to be de-plastered at many places, even the platforms wore a similar look with uprooted stone slabs. The scene was made even worse by debris of broken boats and other old structures in the vicinity. The signs of beautification along the ghat were also missing. Apart from the erected highmast lighting, the ghat looked in peril.
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papagolf21 (85422) 2013-11-21 1:46
Une excellente note d'accompagnement pour mieux comprendre l'édifice présenté. L'architecture a en effet connu des jours meilleurs.
J'aime beaucoup cette composition qui s'apparente à une peinture.
Très bonne journée.
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2013-11-21 5:21
Sad to hear that a place as beautiful as this could be left to fall into disrepair. I have learned a lot of these Ghats from your past posts, and I am pleased to know so much more now and to have seen their glory and beauty. These recent posts have been very educational for me, thank you.
All the best
snunney (82487) 2013-11-21 5:55
The architecture may be in a state of dilapidation but it retains a certain charm and still harks back to its heyday. The oblique point of view shows the different elements to good effect. The boats and the people bring the scene to life and show that it is still in use despite the vicissitudes of time. Very good rendering of the textural detail.
Silvio1953 (120522) 2013-11-21 10:37
Ciao Arunava, fascinating view of fantastic place, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
thebest (4276) 2013-11-21 19:29
This is like a Venetian painting I do like this scene very much.
The colours are rich & rustic - wonderful.
aliabazari (14733) 2013-11-22 18:27
Hello dear friend Arunava
Good views of the architecture. Gage and lovely colors. Nicely done.
Cricri (105215) 2013-11-23 4:17
Belle prise en diagonale de cet ensemble de bâtiments, excellent rendu des couleurs et des détails, bonne note information
- Copyright: Arunava Ghose (Highmountains) (2255)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-13
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Olympus E-500
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Banaras or Varanasi - the Eternal City [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-20 11:27