Ornate Doors

This is in response to the Daily Post’s Discover Challenge on Doors. The City Palace (built between 1729 – 1732 AD) at Jaipur, India has these 4 magnificent doorways. The four gates (known as Ridhi Sidhi Pol) are adorned with themes representing the four seasons and Hindu gods.

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The Northeast Peacock Gate (with motifs of peacocks on the doorway) representing autumn and is dedicated Lord Vishnu.

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The Southwest Lotus Gate represents the summer season and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

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The Rose Gate with repeated flower pattern representing winter season and dedicated to the Goddess.

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The Northwest Green Gate, also called the Leheriya (or wavy) gate. The greenery represents spring and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

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Dahlia

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19 thoughts on “Ornate Doors”

  1. I love doors. I take pictures of doors all the time. They intrigue me, doors opening to freedom, to a beautiful world or doors imprisoning in dark terrifying interior. On the brighter side, I have seen these magnificent portals.

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    1. Wow I never thought of doors like that! And now I will never look at a door in the same way again. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and views. Why dont you open a blog, share your pictures you have trees too! 🙂

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