Sunday Snapshot: Inside a Crumbling Temple

Where: Jagat Shiromani Temple, Amer Fort, also known as Amber Fort, Jaipur, India
What: The Jagat Shrimoni Temple is said to have been built by the Maharani of Maharaja Mansingh I in 1601 to honor her deceased son Maharaja Kumar Jagat Singhji.

Stone carving
Stone carving on a pillar in the temple

Temple bell
Deep resonating sound

Woman guardian
Calm presence of a guardian of the inner sanctum of the temple

3 comments:

Jaya Wagle said...

I am guessing the beautiful carving of the goddess on the pillar is that of Saraswati, just because of the two lotus flowers on top. I may be wrong. Love these photos. And how cool is that bell?

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a great picture. I have been there and saw it :)

Manisha said...

Jaya, you may be right. I have no clue and would love to know more about her. There's something very therapeutic and calming about tolling that bell as soon as you enter the inner sanctum. It's like taking a fast train to that quiet zone in my mind!

Priya, thanks! Isn't it a lovely little temple?