Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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The Knesset Eliyahoo, also Knesset Eliyahu, is an 1885 synagogue in Fort (area) in downtown Mumbai. It was built by Jacob Elias Sassoon and his brothers to commemorate their father and is run by the Jacob Sassoon Trust. In 1985, the President of India, Giani Zail Singh, visited to honor the centennial of the building of the synagogue. The Indian Post Office issued a stamp in honor of the centennial.

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36 comments:

  1. Beautiful capture. I wonder how you managed it without a single human in the picture!

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  2. I was thinking the same thing as lotusleaf!! but then you are so clever in getting marvelous captures! And this one is no exception!

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  3. The blue and white really stands out!

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  4. A beautiful building, and I love the fact that it was built by brothers to honor their father.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  5. I really like the light blue and white colors with the grand architectural details! It looks like it needs some love and cleaning....

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  6. Very interesting, we don't usually think of Jews in India but I knew a Jewish family who sheltered in India during WWII. They would have perished in Germany had India not welcomed them.

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  7. encore un tres beau ancien batiment

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  8. Thanks for sharing the information.
    I never knew this.

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  9. A 125 years!! Stands in glory and still doing the honors.

    The plastic shades look so incongruous with the harmony of the architecture :)

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  10. Thanks for showing this big and beautiful synagogue. Is there still a congregation that uses it?

    Greetings from Jerusalem.

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  11. very interesting architecture photo

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

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  13. Hmmm..nice point of focus,I don't know what you say in photography lingo,can we have it photoshop-ed with contrast?
    (I cannot even hold a camera properly.So you can ignore.)

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  14. I have tagged you! Do pick it up and do a brilliant haiku! It is for a cause!

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  15. Wow! the blueish tinge stands apart! Looks soo grand coz of the blue hue :)

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  16. liked the color of the building and the architecture!

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  17. liked the color of the building and the architecture!

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  18. It's a charming and beautiful building and I love the blue there!
    Léia

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  19. A beautiful synagogue. It is unlike the architecture around it and yet harmonizes well. Is this, perhaps, a metaphor for the Jewish population in India?

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  20. That's like a hidden gem in Mumbai!
    Lovely in blue.

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  21. Another old building. Nice! :)

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  22. Beautiful capture and nice info! :)

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  23. First query came in mind regarding time,have it taken at dawn?

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  24. @Arpana this pic was taken on a wintry sunday morn at 09.15am

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  25. Nice shot .. have no idea where this is.

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  26. @Mayank.. this is behind Rhythm House in Kala Ghoda area

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  28. This is very nice...I would love to see the pictures from inside the synagogue as well...

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