Jan 192015
 
Golconda Fort and The Legend of Bhakta Ramadas

Golconda Fort and the Story of  Bhakta Ramadas and Tana Shah Every time I climb the stairs of the Golconda fort I discover something new, or spend the time to understand and photograph something in more detail. I hope you have read my post about Kali Temple in Golconda Fort,  right next to the Royal Palace, if not please do read before moving further. So this last trip we spent some time in the prison room of Bhakta Ramdas, his name means a devotee of Lord Rama though his original name was Gopanna. The story of the prison is [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Dec 292013
 
Offering Prayers at Mecca Masjid Hyderabad

A Visit to the Mecca Masjid Hyderabad: Clicking Pictures and offering Prayers I have been to Charminar and its surrounding lanes many a time to click pictures, soak in the essence of Old Hyderabad, do shopping at the night market during Ramazan. But the place keeps on pulling me back to itself with the force that can rival Bermudas Triangle. This weekend I was lucky enough to visit one of the holiest mosque in India the Mecca Masjid or Makkah Masjid as it’s called in Hyderabad. Just about 200 yards south of Charminar stands the grand mosque that was built by [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 152011
 
Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort in Hyderabad I have been to Golconda fort in Hyderabad many times, but most of the times it will be with some visiting friends and relative to show them the grandeur of the birthplace of Kohinoor diamond as the legend goes. This last time I visited with some Hyderabadi friends with the sole purpose of taking some pictures Golconda has had a very interesting history. It started as a mud fort where shepherds used to come with cattle hence the name -Gwala Konda or Shepherd hill in the Telugu the local language. Stair Case To Nowhere One [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]