Carvings on the Walls of Ancient Rani Ni Vav, a step well located near Patan City in Gujarat, INDIA.

According to guides at the stepwell, this monument was build 982 years back… But historians are yet scrutinizing the folklores that age this monument more than 1200 years old…

During floods, earthquake in the past, this entire structure was buried under ground… Slowly and gradually historians and archeologists dug out the stepwell…

Rani Ni Vav is a step well which has a well of water at one end and stairs leading down to the well… These stairs are made with 7 floors going downwards… each floor is richly carved with mythological characters and stories from Vedas, Upanishadas as well as epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata…

About the Carvings in this art work
On the left on the Horse seems to be Kalki Avatar, one of Nine Avatars that the supreme God incarnates into during the four Yuga, (Four Eras or Ages)… According to Mythology, Kalki Avatar is yet to incarnate… He is a warrior god… He will incarnate in Kali-yug (The Last Age) which is an age where evil has reached to greater powers, and Kalki will born to remove the evil from the world…

About the figure on Right
This figure is of Maa Durga… Her divine figure has 8 hands possessing different weapons to kill Rakshasha (evil kings)… Here she is depicted killing the “Mahisha-sur” the Bull-Rakshasha… Maa Durga is widely worshipped in Eastern regions of India… Especially in West Bengal… Durga Puja is the celebration of Maa Durga’s killing of Mahisha-sur…

Comments

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 4 years ago

    Nice shot!

  • Thank you so much Sir…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • Shubd
    Shubdover 4 years ago

    How very beautiful Biren . The relief is so fine and detailed .

  • Thank you Shubha… I wonder how would have they carved these idols a 1000 yrs back…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    excellent shot and details!a must visit place for me then!

  • for sure visit it Dinni… Surya Mandir, Rani Ki Vav and Rudra Mahal are located closeby each other, and all are around same age old…

    Thanks a lot buddy…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • Shubd
    Shubdover 4 years ago

    CONGRATS Biren !!! For being featured on " Which Way .." groups :)

  • Thank you so very much Shubha…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...about 4 years ago

    Bri, how are you…have not seen or heard…hope things are all wonderful with your family…did you get married yet….
    What a wonderful beautiful scuptures 1200 years old..my goodness how very wonderful
    thank you for sharing such beauty…love it
    so nice to see you!!take care…an old friend Sherri :):)

  • Thank you so much Sherri…
    the whole place is full of such scluptures… and if you stand there n try n think “how would it llok when it was being built” or “how would it have been when the King & Queen might have held some festival there”… it simply takes you into past… 1200 yrs back…

    superb place to be in…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago
    would look perfect

    here

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    please consider…thanking you

  • Thanks a lot Shadowlea… I have joined the group and submitted this picture… Excellent group that you are hosting…

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    welcome and thanks for joining … your work will only add interest to many people

  • Thanks… I’m glad to be part of the group… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS … well done

  • Thanks a ton Shadowlea… feels great to get a picture featured… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • machka
    machkaover 3 years ago

    Great capture. I will make a point of seeing these carvings for myself when I get to India.

  • Thanks a lot Machka… This place is not far from my home… about 2 hours drive… Do visit it… And rest assured I’ll be there to help as u need… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

  • machka
    machkaover 3 years ago

    I’m sure your input will be valuable when I plan my trip.

  • Welcome to India then… :-)

    – Biren Brahmbhatt

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