Mud-House Architecture

Architectural Photography

Photo documentation of Tribal village in the state of West-Bengal, India.


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Structure


Housing pattern is independent in terms of space. Wall covered compound consist of mainly three structures with one grain storage tank.

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Grain Storage System


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Plaster and colour system


Walls are made out of cow dung,mud and stones.

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A thin layer of mud-plaster coating on wall for colour base.

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Significance of Pots


Round shape pots are used for making and storing of locally made liqueur.

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To obtain eggs of the pigeon, damaged pots are set on the roof of the house for their nesting.

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barabar cave

INDIA’S oldest surviving rock cut caves

photo documentation

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HILLS OF  BARABAR


The hills of Barabar located in Makhdumpur Block of Jehanabad district, Bihar, India, 24 km north of Gaya. Land scape is similar to Hampi and vegetation is dry.

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ROCK CUTS


Area surrounded by massive rocks and some of them having rock cut of stupas. Some of them having sculptures of human postures.

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Some rocks carved with steps for better grip on sloppy stones specifically near cave area.

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Barabar Caves


The Barabar Caves are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, mostly dating from the Maurya Empire (322–185 BCE), some with Ashokan inscriptions, located in Makhdumpur Block of Jehanabad district, Bihar, India, 24 km north of Gaya.

These caves are situated in the twin hills of Barabar (four caves) and Nagarjuni (three caves) – caves of the 1.6 km distant Nagarjuni Hill sometimes are singled out as Nagarjuni Caves. These rock-cut chambers date back to the 3rd century BCE, Maurya period, of Ashoka (r. 273–232 BCE) and his grandson Dasharatha Maurya.

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Most caves at Barabar consist of two chambers, carved entirely out of granite, with a highly polished internal surface and exciting echo effect. The first chamber was meant for worshippers to congregate in a large rectangular hall, and the second, a small, circular, domed chamber for worship, this inner chamber probably had a small stupa like structure, at some point, though they are now empty.

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ODISHA,EAST COST OF INDIA

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ODISHA

Odisha, a costal state of India, situated on eastern side of the country, by the Bay of Bengal. This region is an ancient land with rich history portrayed through its magnificent #architectural monuments.


TEMPLE STRUCTURE


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The temples of Odisha exhibit majestic glory. An Oriya temple usually consists of a sanctum, one or several front porches, usually with pyramidal roofs and a dancing hall. The #Lingaraja Temple at Bhubaneswar and #Jagannath Temple at Puri form the most exquisite example of this kind of architecture.


HOUSING


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The Odiya architecture is different from other parts of India. Where temples are intricately carved with marvellous architectural design, on the other hand housing structures are much simpler and basic. Though there are some #Maths(where sadhus can stay) and Dharamshalas which have remarkable colonial style structure. In Puri, every house has painted graphic of Lord Jagannath at the entrance.


PEOPLE AND STREETS


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KONARK – SUN TEMPLE


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#Konark- sun temple built in 13th century by King Narasimhadeva, the temple is designed in the shape of a colossal chariot with seven horses and twelve wheels, carrying the sun god, #Surya, across heavens. Temple located 35km north of Puri and 65km from #Bhubaneswar.


UDAYAGIRI CAVES


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There are 18 caves in #Udayagiri hill. These caves were excavated by #Kharavela and his successors in 1st century B.C. The activity continued till the time of A.D. 10th – 11th century. Most of the caves consists of a row of cell. This cells are dormitories. In later periods some of the cells were converted in to shrines with minor alterations.


COASTAL VILLAGE


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Fishing occupation is one of the major income source for the costal villagers. Fishermen sail in to Bay of Bangal for daily fishing activity.


VENDORS


 

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Some low cost mobile shops of vendors, who carry their goods from one place to another, on this innovative set-up.

TRIMBAKESHWAR, Maharashtra

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The holy city


Trimbakeshwar is considered as the most sacred town of India.It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve #Jyotirlingas.

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Kumbh Mela & Nagas

Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith in which Hindus gather to bathe in a sacred river. It is held every third year at one of the four places by rotation: Haridwar, Allahabad (Prayaga), Nashik(Trimbakeshwar) and Ujjain. This kind of #Kumbh Mela called ‘Aardh Kumbh’.
In Trimbakeshwar during Kumbh, #Naga Babas indulge in to huge procession as mark of their present.

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Brahmagiri hills

Godavari originates from the #Brahmagiri hills in this town and it is believed that it is the birth place of Lord #Ganesha, known as place of Tri-Sandhya Gayatri.