Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

My dad and I decided to visit the unique Karni Mata Temple, Deshnoke, India in the month of June. Certainly, it was one hell of a decision given that Rajasthan boils in summers. The sun scorched our backs as we travelled across Bikaner and Deshnoke; the mercury hovered around 46 degree Celsius. But for the love of Karni Mata, rats and travel we went all out and braved the summer sun.

The pictures were clicked at Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, India. Previously, the fort was called Chintamani and was later renamed as Junagarh. Most of the forts in Rajasthan are built on hilltops but this fort stands bang in the middle of Bikaner and the city has developed around it. Raja Rai Singh of Bikaner started building the fort in 1589 with the help of Karan Chand and it was completed in 1594.

Ancient palms in Junagarh FortAncient Palm in Junagarh Fort

The fascinating palm patterns caught my eye; I wonder what they signify. In fact, I composed a senryu on one of the palms which will be uploaded soon as a part of my travel haiku project.

Pattern in Junagarh Fort

Patterns in Junagarh Fort

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2 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

  1. Perfect examples. I think the hands commemorate the queens of Junagarh, that performed Sati on the funeral pyres of their husbands who died in battle.

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