Meruvardhanaswami Temple at Pandrethan near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir (ph. 1868)
Pandrethan, now mostly in ruins, is one of Kashmir’s historic capitals, said by Kalhana in his poetic Rajatarangini to have been founded by King Pravarsena in the 6th century AD. The small stone Shiva temple in the picture dates from the mid-10th century, once set in a spring-fed tank atop a now submerged plinth.
(Source: searchkashmir.org, via fishstickmonkey)
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Lady Canning on an elephant c1858-61
Yunus U Shama, a traditional perfume blender, in his shop, Shama Plaza ‘Attarwala’ at the Oberoi Shopping Arcade at Nariman Point, Mumbai
Traditional perfumeries will make up any blend you choose. They have bottles marked up with musk, sandalwood, orange blossom and all things perfumey
खुशबू khuśabū "perfume" in Hindi
Detail of the entrance arch to the Taj Mahal