July 20, 2008

One Single Impression: Rest


The Humayun's Tomb is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi. Humayun was the second of the so called six great Mughal emperors, and was the father of Akbar.





At Nizamuddin
Hamida Banu Begum
Ordered construction

A repository
For her beloved husband
And Akbar's father

Splendid edifice
On banks of Yamuna, with
Char bagh style gardens

The Emperor's tomb
With Mughal architecture
World Heritage Site

Humayun's Tomb is
Beautiful mausoleum
Where he's put to rest.








The prompt for this week at One Single Impression is Rest. More poetry can be found at One Single Impression.


39 comments:

indicaspecies said...

An afterthought:

A great emperor
Maybe, but like all mortals
He too has to rest

zoya gautam said...

..a beautiful post..thank u..

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Beautiful!Love the way you describe places with Haiku these days :)

Humayun ka Maqbara-reminded me of that song "Bol Na Halke Halke" from JBJ!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful. The words are new to me, and they are magical. Such places remind us how splendid life is.

Roswila said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing and filling us in on some history.

I also read you "splogger" post. Thank you for that, I had not heard of this dishonest practice. I'm sorry you had to go through it. (I cannot believe that they also then copied your post about them being sploggers! What gall!)

AJEYA RAO said...

Nice post and pics. I was watching other day a documentary on china's first empror who had built his tomb much before his death, a lavishing one. Initially i wondered they were crazy to do so, but then to look at positive side, atleast they leave behind such great art works of those times. In this time of focus on technology, we may never be able to create these kind of architecture. Dont you think so?

M.Kate said...

This is beautiful Celine, I've got to go to India..no matter what!! Happy week :)

indicaspecies said...

Zoya,

Thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

Thank you.:)
Hey, I love that groovy voice of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. I had another look at that video and the backdrop of historical monuments are fascinating. Could figure out glimpses of the Qutb Minar, the Juma Masjid, the Raisina Hill, the Red Fort, and also the Taj Mahal from a straw field.

Was Humayun's Tomb included too? I couldn't recognize one monument at the beginning of the song but I guess it wasn't Humayun ka Maqbara.

indicaspecies said...

SandyCarlson,

Thank you very much.:)
Life is indeed beautiful. With such elaborate mausoleums, I get a feeling that they have showcased splendor after death too.

indicaspecies said...

Roswila,

Thank you for your nice comment.:)
Sharing it is my pleasure. Haha..you see how those cunning sploggers can be also dumb!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

It is,when he is showing her around and tells her that Humayun ka Maqbara is Taj Mahal,because he does not have enough money to take her to Agra :)

indicaspecies said...

Ajeya,

Thank you.:)

You must be referring to Emperor Qin's tomb and the terrocota armies. I am really at a loss to opine on the need for elaborate tombs, but as those monuments of history are there for us to enjoy, so I do go, visit, and take delight in its marvel.

indicaspecies said...

Kate,

Thank you and you are most welcome.
Have a great week too.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

Yes, yes, I recall it very well now..haha!

Mridula said...

I went there a long time back ... the city you live in, you take it completely for granted. Lovely pictures.

indicaspecies said...

Mridula,

Thank you.I understand what you mean. I haven't been to all tourist spots here.

But in this case, in the last eight months, I passed by the Humayun's Tomb twice - Dec 2007 and Feb 2008, not to mention earlier visits.

me ann my camera said...

Beautiful architecture and also wonderful word structure telling of its origin.

Thank you for your visit and comments to mine.

tumblewords said...

Fascinating post! Thanks!

Raven said...

Lovely photos and wonderfully informative haikus telling the history of these beautiful buildings.

Sorry about your Splogger experience. So sad that there are such creepy people out there.

Pam said...

No matter how grand we aspire to or achieve, in the end our rest is the same.

Indrani said...

They too have a story to tell!
I liked the contrast in the first shot very much.

Shantanu said...

Very nice pictures! Unfortunately, when I lived in Delhi, I didn't visit these places much. Now I wish I had.

Zhu said...

Love it! The top picture with the clear blue sky is beautiful.

Alok said...

Ahh, this refreshed some memories!

:)

indicaspecies said...

me ann my camera:

Thank you. I'm glad you found it so. Oh, visiting you is my pleasure.:)

indicaspecies said...

tumblewords:

Thank you.:)

indicaspecies said...

Raven,

Thank you very much and I'm glad you felt so.:)

The nasty Sploggers are continuing to try to irritate me, but I refuse to be affected by them.*sigh*

indicaspecies said...

Pam,

Exactly. I've echoed those sentiments in my comment section.:)

indicaspecies said...

Indrani,

Thanks.:)
As it's often described poetically, every brick of a monument has a story to tell.

indicaspecies said...

Shantanu,

Thank you! I hope during your next trip to Delhi, you'd reach there.:)

indicaspecies said...

Zhu,

Thanks. I'm glad you find it so.:)

indicaspecies said...

Alok,

Seem to be good memories.:)

Lakshmi said...

lovely post and Ive been here before..I like the way you have interpreted the word "rest"

indicaspecies said...

Lakshmi,

Thank you. Glad you liked it.:)

flyingstars said...

WoW...lovely photos along with the lovely words...simply beautiful!

indicaspecies said...

Kalyan,

Thanks. Pleased to share.:)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is an honorable and appropriate way to describe this tomb that looks like a palace.

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