Presenting classical delight of Indian architecture, photographed recently in my city. This artistic and delicate stonework, enlightened in the morning sunlight is captured from a temple in the memories of Maratha warier – Mahadji Shinde

One of the greatest architectural beauties of the Pune city is the Shindyanchi Chhatri, situated in Wanowrie. It is a memorial dedicated to the great soldier, Mahadji Shinde. For twenty years, between 1760 and 1780, he served as the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas.

The entire complex of the memorial also consists of a temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, which was built by Mahadji himself, in the year 1794. He left for the holy abode the same year and in 1965, Madhavrao Sindhia got the entire complex built, along with the samadhi (memorial).

Better enjoyed in enlarged view. Reposted after noise reduction ( 31.12.2008 )

Processing :

Photomatix HDR generated image. Single RAW file was processed with -2, 0, +2 Ev.

Equipment : Canon EOS 400D & Tamrom 28 – 300 mm lens


  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 6 years ago

    Outstanding workmanship and very well presented

  • Thank you kalaryder :)

    – Prasad

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 6 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you Kathy, you are welcome!

    – Prasad

  • Gregory John O'Flaherty
    Gregory John O...about 6 years ago

    Truly wonderful, beautiful work. Try and get something like that built now days and you would have no hope..
    Great shot Prasad

  • Thanks for the insights, Greg :)

    – Prasad

  • Sensiworld
    Sensiworldabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful ! A great architectural beautiy !

  • Thanks Sylvia!

    – Prasad

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 6 years ago

    Unique shot of stone lace!

  • Thank you so much my friend!

    – Prasad

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 6 years ago

    totally awesome Prasad, a favorite.x

  • Thanks Catherine, much appreciated!

    – Prasad

  • Günter Maria  Knauth
    Günter Maria ...about 6 years ago

    wonderful architecture and details- and well captured!

  • Thanks a lot mate!

    – Prasad

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks my friend!

    – Prasad

  • Jeff Stroud
    Jeff Stroudabout 6 years ago

    Great detail! Thank you for capturing it some wondrously. Thank you to the ancestors who built such beautiful to behold !

  • Thanks Jeff!

    – Prasad

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 6 years ago

    abstraction within structure, very cool

  • Thank you my friend!

    – Prasad

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