SurajKund Mela, Haryana (Delhi), India, Feb 2009 - suchitnanda
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Vishnupur Gate - The Vishnupur gate is an image from the Mela. It reflects ancient structural traditions of West Bengal. Built in delicate terracotta patterns, the gate reflects architectural traditions that are over 1,000 years old. Vishnupur was once the administrative seat of the Mala Dynasty of Bengal. Though the Mallas were a warrior clan, they were also patrons of art and culture. Under the rule of Raja Vir Hambit and Raghnath Singh, unique temple architecture came into existence, using the red earth found in the area, delicate relief patterns were used to embellish the temples of which the existing Vishnupur Temple is one. The famous Bankura Horse belongs to this genre. The Vishnupur Mela Gate has a convex roof and elaborate terracotta deocations typical of the traditional Vishnupur Temple structure, the delicacy of which can be seen even today.

Suraj Kund Mela 2009 held in Haryana (outskirts of Delhi), North India. The Suraj Kund Mela is an annual fair held near Delhi.

Vishnupur Gate - The Vishnupur gate is an image from the Mela. It reflects ancient structural traditions of West Bengal. Built in delicate terracotta patterns, the gate reflects architectural traditions that are over 1,000 years old. Vishnupur was once the administrative seat of the Mala Dynasty of Bengal. Though the Mallas were a warrior clan, they were also patrons of art and culture. Under the rule of Raja Vir Hambit and Raghnath Singh, unique temple architecture came into existence, using the red earth found in the area, delicate relief patterns were used to embellish the temples of which the existing Vishnupur Temple is one. The famous Bankura Horse belongs to this genre. The Vishnupur Mela Gate has a convex roof and elaborate terracotta deocations typical of the traditional Vishnupur Temple structure, the delicacy of which can be seen even today.

Suraj Kund Mela 2009 held in Haryana (outskirts of Delhi), North India. The Suraj Kund Mela is an annual fair held near Delhi.

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