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बुधवार, अक्तूबर 10, 2018

Gargoyles : scary but beautiful too - Dr Sharad Singh

Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh Author and Historian
Gargoyles : scary but beautiful too
       
 - Dr Sharad Singh

In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between.
Sheila Kumar, writer, manuscript editor and author says  in her article 'Mystique of the misshapen' that – "Gargoyles are traditionally thought to have been created during the Medieval period but examples date back to some ancient civilisations as well. They have been found on the roofs of Egyptian temples where their mouths served, of course, as a spout for water. Greek temples had their own version of gargs, often lions and other ferocious animals. The temple of Zeus originally had 102 lion-headed gargoyles or spouts, 39 of which remain. Europe, of course, is gargoyle heaven; they dot buildings in Toledo in Spain, Trondheim in Norway, Hillerod in Denmark, Vienna in Austria, Brugge and Mechelen in Belgium, Cologne in Germany, Zagreb in Croatia, and across the Netherlands and Portugal. Strangely, they are found also in Quito in Ecuador, the Forbidden City of Beijing, Ottawa in Canada, and Sydney in Australia. Closer home, a Shiva temple just outside Kollengode in Kerala and the temples of Uttarakhand come to mind, though these Indian spouts resemble your regular lion, horse and elephant. The gargs on newly-built structures usually have the mask of a raakshas or demon.
Virtually all the old Gothic churches in France sport gargs of varying monstrous proportions. The ones atop the Notre Dame in Paris have been a tourist attraction for ages, while the U.K. has its fair share atop the ancient academic buildings of Oxford, in Manchester, at Westminster Cathedral, at Winchester Cathedral, and in Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Wales, Ireland and in the many abbeys of Scotland."
But I found a big difference between western and Indian gargoyles that Indian gargoyles have rich and soft aesthetic elements by the sculpture, while western gargoyles have scary and hard elements in aestheticaly aproch. Everyone can see these differences by the photographic examples given belowe-
Western  gargoyles
Western Gargoyle

Western Gargoyle

Western Gargoyle
 Indian gargoyles
 
Indian Gargoyle

Indian Gargoyle

Indian Gargoyle

मंगलवार, जनवरी 09, 2018

History fills the gap between origin of human and being human. - Dr Sharad Singh

History Quotation of Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh
इतिहास मानव की उत्पत्ति और मानव होने के बीच की खाई को भर देता है - डॉ. शरद सिंह
A piece of Sculpture in Thripuranthakeshwara temple at Balligavi, Shimoga district, Karnataka, India

सोमवार, जनवरी 08, 2018

First Vitthalbhai Patel Award to Me means Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh by Manvani Films, 07.01.2018

First Vitthalbhai Patel Award to Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh by Manvani Films , 07.01.2018.
Hearty Thanks Manvani Films !!! ..
and ... Hearty Thanks to Mr Rajesh Manwani (Director Manvani Films), Dr. Vishnu Pathak (Art Guru), Pt. Gopal Bhargava (Panchayat and Rural Development Minister, Madhya Pradesh Government), Shri Shailendra Jain (MLA Sagar), Eng. Abhay Dar (Mayor Sagar), Dr. Anil Tiwari (founder Chancellor Swami Vivekananda University Sagar), Dr. Mahesh Dutt Tripathi (Educationist and Art Specialist) and Mr. Satish Pathak (Journalist) and all those who believe in my writing work.

First Vitthalbhai Patel Award to Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh by Manvani Films , 07.01.2018.

First Vitthalbhai Patel Award to Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh by Manvani Films , 07.01.2018.
First Vitthalbhai Patel Award to Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh by Manvani Films , 07.01.2018.

Dainik Aacharan, Sagar Edition, 07.01.2018 ... First Vitthalbhai Patel Award to Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh by Manvani Films , 07.01.2018.

शुक्रवार, दिसंबर 08, 2017

My Birthday Celebration at Dainik Bhaskar Sagar Raahgiri ... Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh


My Birthday Celebration at Dainik Bhaskar Sagar Raahgiri ... Dr (Miss) Sharad Singh

On the celebrating my birthday along with talented children in the joint ceremony of Dainik Bhaskar Sagar Edition, Sagar Raahgiri Social Group and Shubha Environment Samajotthan Samiti Sagar, I planted a tree, gave a message of environmental protection and cut cake. In the celebration memento and honor gave to me by Dainik Bhaskar Sagar Rahgiri Raahgiri and Kadam Sanstha Jabalpur. On this occasion, I and My Elder Sister Dr. Varsha Singh awarded the talented children on behalf of Dainik Bhaskar Sagar Raahgiri.
To give such a Love and respect, I am very grateful to Dainik Bhaskar Sagar Raahgiri, Shubha Environment Samajotthan Samiti, Sagar and Kadam Sansthan Jabalpur.

मंगलवार, नवंबर 14, 2017

You may not be with history, but history remains with you. - Dr Sharad Singh

History Quotation of Dr Miss Sharad Singh
तुम भले ही इतिहास के साथ न रहो लेकिन इतिहास तुम्हारे साथ रहता है। - डॉ शरद सिंह
 
Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad, India