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Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on May 29, 2013



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The Inflections Of Decay

The Inflections Of Decay
“All things that have form eventually decay." -Orochimaru”
(Masashi Kishimoto - Japanese manga artist, b.1974)

This is a view of the West side of the Gurudham temple located near Durgakund in Varanasi (Benaras).
It was shot from the ground floor.
This masterpiece of unique architecture was constructed in 1814 by Raja Jai Narain Ghoshal of Khidderpur (Bengal) and has to bear the inflections of decay.
Each brick of the temple is laid on auspicious muhurt and each and every detail of the construction like measurement of cubicles, verandah and dome, number of stairs and their heights and pictures inscribed on its eight gates, defines one or more symbolic explanations.

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