Saturday, May 1, 2010

Statue sculpted in Black

This is a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.
Shivaji Bhosle (19 February 1630 – 3 April 1680), popularly known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a Maratha warrior who founded the Maratha kingdom. He created an an independent Maratha kingdom with Raigad as its capital.He became the crowned king 'Chhatrapati' of the Maratha Kingdom in 1674.
In 1960 'Maharashtra' was formed as a State of India with Mumbai as the capital. Today Maharashtra celebrates its 50th anniversary!
So come on everybody say 'JAI MAHARASHTRA' (Long Live Maharashtra)!!
Statue is the theme for the month at CDP. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
Black is the theme for Saturday Photohunt. To view images from around the world on this theme please click here

38 comments:

  1. Magnificent statue and you've captured it beautifully as always!

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  2. A great man.

    We have a black statue of our great King Kamehameha here in Honolulu.

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  3. JAI MAHARASHTRA.
    An imposing man.

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  4. Wow, someone went up and gave him a garland of beautiful flowers! (Yes, it got me tempted to click to enlarge and look more closely! ;b)

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  5. An impressive statue and a very interesting post. Thank you!

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  6. What a beautiful statue and certainly perfect for the PhotoHunt Black theme.

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  7. Nice statue... I wished we have more of these over here.

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  8. It is grand statue!

    We are very similar in many ways, the great king is one thing.



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  9. An impressive statue indeed. Very nice shot!

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  10. Jai Maharashtra!

    How wonderful that the theme fit your anniversary perfectly. The marigold wreath provides such a beautiful contrast to the black statue too.

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  11. beautiful...the orange looks great as a contrast.

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  12. what a great statue. Happy weekend.

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  13. JAI MAHARASHTRA, congratulations on this special day. Wish more statues were adorned with marigolds, thanks for sharing!

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  14. I am a fan of Shivaji Maharaj since childhood...
    Jai Maharashtra...

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  15. Hi Magic!
    JAI MAHARASHTRA! Not easy to spell... ;)

    Curious about Halicarnassus? Blogtrotter Two has it... ;) Enjoy and have a great weekend!!

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  16. What a magnificent statue!

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  17. This post is very interesting, the sculpture is impressive!
    Léia

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  18. Another great reason for a celebration.

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  19. Very impressive and powerful! love the pop of color.

    My black is posted here

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  20. so fierce and dramatic. great choice for theme day. superb indeed

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  21. Nice! A history lesson and a great shot. Thanks.

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  22. it's really imposing and at the same time, impressive. i like the background story. My Photohunt is here.

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  23. bilkul, jai Maharashtra!

    Impressive photo, and history lesson too!

    Magiceye zinda baad! ;)

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  24. that's a very grand statue :-)

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  25. Excellent capture and I enjoyed your commentary.. Jaimaharashtra!

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  26. Great choice and interesting story for the Theme Day meme, Deepak!

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  27. JAI MAHARASHTRA! Enjoy the celebrations today!

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  28. nice description and image to go with it!

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  29. Chhatra Pati Shivaji !!Beautiful shot !!

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  30. so fierce and dramatic. great choice for theme day. superb indeed

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  31. I am a fan of Shivaji Maharaj since childhood...
    Jai Maharashtra...

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