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FOLK HERITAGE

“BASOHLI” SCHOOL OF PAHARI PAINTINGS

PAHARI PAINTING is an Indian style of miniature painting which simply means paintings from the mountainous regions. The word "pahari" means from the mountains in Hindi. Interestingly Basohli is the earliest known miniature paintings in the Himalayan hills. This school of painting is the principal centre of the style, existed around 1690s as Basohli Schools, possibly of pre-Mughal origin, finally evolved into the new Kangra style of miniature painting. These paintings were rather simple and largely based upon the landscapes, natural beauty of surrounding hills, Hindu deities and simple poetic themes of Rasmanjari and Geeta Govinda. Have a look at these alluring paintings...

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“BANGLADAAR ROOFS”- ARCHITECTURE OF BENGAL

"Bengal Roofs" particularly "CHALA", are a great example of Bengal's vernacular architecture having its roots back to 15th-16th century AD. The structure is first seen in Terracotta Temples of Bengal. BANGLA ROOFS are also associated with late Mughal and Rajput architecture of Northern India.

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ARCHITECTURE

“JHAROKHA” – A TRADITIONAL BAY WINDOW

We are bound with the imposing beauty of Indian architecture and one of its striking feature is "Jharokha". These are Bay Window projecting from upper stories of historical monuments of medieval era particularly in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya pradesh. Jharokhas are used extensively in Rajasthani forts, Havelis and Temple architecture