Friday, September 12, 2008

King photo SERIES JAIPUR

Jaipur also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. Historically rendered as Jeypore, Jaipur is the former capital of the princely state of Jaipur. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 5 million residents.

Built of pink stucco in imitation of sandstone, the city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 111 ft (34 m) wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east. The Palace quarter encloses a sprawling palace complex (the Hawa Mahal, or palace of winds), formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city. Another noteworthy building is Sawai Jai Singh's observatory, Jantar Mantar

King photo SERIES JAIPUR

Jaipur also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan state, India. Historically rendered as Jeypore, Jaipur is the former capital of the princely state of Jaipur. Founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 5 million residents.

Built of pink stucco in imitation of sandstone, the city is remarkable among pre-modern Indian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broad streets 111 ft (34 m) wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarters wrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to the east. The Palace quarter encloses a sprawling palace complex (the Hawa Mahal, or palace of winds), formal gardens, and a small lake. Nahargarh Fort crowns the hill in the northwest corner of the old city. Another noteworthy building is Sawai Jai Singh's observatory, Jantar Mantar

Naked Flagpole without FLAG over Parliament on 50 rs banknote


Naked Flagpole without FLAG over Parliament on 50 rs banknote

Naked Flagpole without FLAG over Parliament on 50 rs banknote


Naked Flagpole without FLAG over Parliament on 50 rs banknote

SINGLE ENGLISH line on 10 rs bank note


SINGLE ENGLISH line on 10 rs bank note

Khadi dress used in STARWAR ACTOR Mace Windu DRESS


Khādī or khaddar simply means handspun cotton,

Khādī is Indian handspun and hand-woven cloth. The raw materials may be cotton, silk, or wool, which are spun into threads on a spinning wheel called a charkha.

Khādī is a versatile fabric, cool in summers and warm in winters. Being a cruder form of material, it crumples much faster than other preparations of cotton. In order to improve the look, khādī is often starched to have a stiffer shape. It is widely accepted in fashion circles these days.

Mahatma Gandhi began promoting the spinning of khādī for rural self-employment in 1920s India. He also wanted to spread the message of not using foreign clothes. The freedom struggle revolved around the use of khādī fabrics and the dumping of foreign-made clothes. Thus it symbolized the political ideas and independence itself, and to this day most politicians in India are seen only in khādī clothing. The flag of India is only allowed to be made from this material, although in practice many flag manufacturers, especially those outside of India, ignore this rule.

Khādī was used, and dyed random colors, in some of the costumes for the Star Wars FILM such as Mace Windu's (Samuel L. Jackson) DRESS.strange fact.

George VI 10 rs bank note UNC


George VI 10 rs bank note UNC

1000 india banknote with The Bragatheeswarar Temple on back ,


Rajaraja Chola, the Great Chola king built The Bragatheeswarar (Peruvudaiyar) Temple, also known as Big Temple. "In the twenty-fifth year of Rajaraja Cholan (A.D 1009-10) on the 257th day of the year the king handed over the copper pot for the finial at the top of the Vimana". It weighed about 235 lbs., and was overlaid with gold plate of the weight of 292.5 Kalanju or nearly 35 lbs. Troy.

Temple Layout:

Rajarajeswaram, as the temple was named by its founder, fills a large portion of the small fort (Sivaganga Fort), encircled by moat on the east and west, the Grand Anaicut Channel (Putharu) on the south, and by the Sivaganga Garden on the north. The temple is entered by an imposing gateway on the east, on either side of which stand two small shrine dedicated to Ganapathi and Mrurgan, and further through another Gopuram 90 feet high. This way leads into an outer court. A second and magnificent Gopuram further leads into the main court in which the temple is built. The inner court is about 500 feet long and 250 feet broad, is well paved with brick and stone. The court is surrounded on all sides by a cloister. The western and northern wings have Sivalingams consecrated therein, and there are paintings over these walls depicting sixty-four Nayanmars, sacred sport of Siva. The outer measurement of the temple are 793 feet by 397 feet.

100 rupee coin of Kamaraj Chief Minister of Madras 1954




Kamaraj Kumarasami,Tamilian better known as K. Kamaraj (15 July 1903 – 2 October 1975) was an Indian politician widely considered to be the only kingmaker in Indian politics, and known for his honesty, integrity and simplicity.
On April 13, 1954, K. Kamaraj became the Chief Minister of Madras region province
He was involved in the Indian independence movement and was a close ally of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. He was instrumental in bringing to power two Prime Ministers, Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1964 and Indira Gandhi in 1966. He was affectionately known as the Gandhi of the South. In Tamil Nadu, his home state, he is still hailed for facilitating the spread of education to millions of the rural poor by introducing free education and free mid-day meals scheme in schools for the first time in the whole world during his chief-ministership in 1957. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, posthumously in 1976. The main airport in Chennai is today named Kamaraj airport in his honor. He was hailed as one of the greatest of politicians of all the free world by the then US vice-president Hubert Humphre

Elephants in Forest over 100 rupee indian banknote Back


Elephants in Forest over 100 rupee indian banknote Back

100 rupee corrected note


100 rupee corrected note

100 rupee corrected note


100 rupee corrected note

100 rupees spelling mistake ERROR in HINDI rupayyaa


100 rupees spelling mistake ERROR in HINDI rupayyaa in place of rupiah

The Chartered Bank of India Australia and China cheque bank rare


The Chartered Bank of India Australia and China cheque bank rare

George VI front face British india bank note


George VI front face British india bank note

K.R.K.MENON one rupee banknote republic RARE


K.R.K.MENON one rupee banknote republic RARE

Blank sheet of british india SHIP sunk at EGYPT,watermark plain banknote


Blank sheet of british india SHIP sunk at EGYPT,watermark plain banknote,during world war II this shipment was sunk here and few sheets retrieved last decade, so this is very rare for sale ask for rate musham@gmail.com,