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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thursday Challenge- Barriers- Bhima Gateway,Hampi

The theme for today's Thursday Challenge is "BARRIER" (Wall, Fence, Gate, Door, Stanchions,...)







In Hampi, as you drive around, you will stumble upon a few of these gateways, giant stone structures along the way. one such is the Bhima's Gateway. It is a classic example of the Vijayanagara military architecture style. 
The most interesting feature of the gate is the design. You cannot drive through the gate straight in, you need to enter and turn immediately. There is a huge wall like structure right inside the gate. You turn right, left and then once again left to go around this obstruction to reach the exit at the north. It acts as a blind spot for the invading army, they are caught unawares. Also heard it is difficult for the elephant mounted forces to do surprise attacks as they find it difficult to manoeuvre these sharp turns.  
Inside you will also find  a huge carving of Bhima with a flower called Saugandhika, another of Draupadi as well.  It is quite a fascinating element in Hampi...

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2 comments:

  1. wonderful barriers with i imagine, lots of stories to tell

    beautiful photos

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  2. Gateways which have stood the test of time... interesting pics.

    --Nimi
    www.NimiArora.com

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