Diwan-i-Khas at Agra Fort, the River Jamuna, and The Taj Mahal
India, East India Company, 1860
Photograph by Shepherd and Robertson
Photograph of Agra with the Palace in Fort, the Taj Mahal and river in the distance.The Diwan-i-Khas and Taj Mahal were built by Shah Jahan (1592-1666), the Mughal Emperor who ruled with supreme power, confidence and glory in an era which witnessed an unparalleled flowering of art and culture. The Diwan-i-Khas served as a Hall of Private Audience but was also a royal treasure chamber. There were three treasuries, one for gold (muhrs) and silver (rupees), one for gems and jewels and one for copper (dams). Ultimately, the Emperor’s profligacy led to his downfall and he was quickly deposed by his son who deplored his father’s lavishness.
I’ve been here
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11:11 am • 30 September 2014 • 67 notes
for some reason tonight they had a bandhani dress code sooo
10:01 am • 29 September 2014 • 46 notes
“Do not chase people. Be you and do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you, and stay.”
— Wu Tang Clan (one of my favorite quotes ever)
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9:50 am • 29 September 2014 • 366,059 notes
aphex twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
3:06 am • 27 September 2014 • 1,422 notes
Well I know where I’m going motor boating this weekend.
I’m laughing so fucking hard
3:05 am • 27 September 2014 • 227,447 notes
Yaa devi sarva-bhuteshu shakti-roopena samsthithaa
Namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namas-tasyai namo namah
To the Great Goddess who abides in all beings in the form of Power and Energy,
Salutations to her, salutations to her, salutations to her, salutations again and again.
6:49 pm • 26 September 2014 • 133 notes