Photographer's Note

Hello everybody

This is my another image of Salim Chisti Mosque at Fatepur Sikri in Agra. I shoot it at the first week of March, 2013. In my earlier post I stated about this mosque.

Originally it was a sandstone structure, but it converted into a more expensive marble structure sometime during the end of Jahangir’s reign and the beginning of Shah Jahan’s reign as per the style of the period, and thus creates a contrast with the grandiose, massive and purposeful nature of the structures surrounding it with its own light and airy nature which gives an appearance of chiseled, polished and fretted exquisiteness.

An wide arcade is carried around the outside, its roof supported by pillars. The tomb chamber on all sides is surrounded by marble walls and the arcade, on three sides. It is on these latticed screens that the pilgrims tie threads when they throng the tomb, seeking the fulfillment of their wishes.

with best wishes to all.


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  • Copyright: SWAPAN ROY (swapankumarroy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 0 N: 844] (3769)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-03-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-28 11:07
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