FOLK HERITAGE

BASOHLI SCHOOL OF 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...

ARCHITECTURE

BANGLADAAR ROOFS

Going through some heritage Temple structures of Bengal, I came across a set of unique architectural element known as "Bengal Roofs" particularly "CHALA". It is 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 associated with late Mughal and Rajput architecture of Northern India. These temples showcase domes from Islamic architecture combined with very personal BANGLADAAR ROOFS shaping together traditional Bengali architecture. Read the full post to revisit the historical heritage these BANGLA ROOFS carries within itself.

ARCHITECTURE

JHAROKHA-

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