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As described in Wikipedia : A jharokha (or jharoka) is a type of overhanging enclosed balcony used in Indian architecture, typically rajputana architecture, Mughal architecture, and Rajasthani architecture. Jharokhas jutting forward from the wall plane could be used both for adding to the architectural beauty of the building itself or for a specific purpose. One of the most important functions it served was to allow women in purdah to see the events outside without being seen themselves. Alternatively, these windows could also be used to position archers and spies. Jharokha – A stone window projecting from the wall face of a building, in an upper storey, overlooking a street, market, court or any other open space. It is supported on two or more brackets or corbelling, has two pillars or pilaster, balustrade and a cupola or pyramidical roof; technically closed by jalies but generally partly open for the inmates to peep out to see passing processions. It is more formal and ornamental than English or French “oriel” or and in fact, jharokha is one of the most distinctive characteristic of the façade in medieval Rajputana and Muslim Architecture down to 19th century A Jharokha is a type of overhanging enclosed balcony used in Indian architecture, typically Rajasthani architecture and Mughal architecture. Jharokhas jutting forward from the wall plane could be used both for adding to the architectural beauty of the building itself or for a specific purpose. Alternatively, these windows could also be used to position archers and spies. The projected balcony, which is an essential element of the rajasthani Architecture both as decoration and as a viewing platform. The chajjas, sloping eaves that projected out above the balconies, increasing protection from both the summer sun and monsoon rain. Jharokha is used due to: Aesthetic appearance Climatic aspects Elevation treatment allow women in purdah to see the events outside without being seen themselves Jharokhas are mainly used in Palaces, Havelis and Temples.

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Comments (17)

eric-bretagne-29 on October 30, 2012

du grand art bravo
L

amitiés eric

unnippillai on November 1, 2012

Nice old architecture.....

Guizel J.c on November 1, 2012

Beautiful picture ,composition and architecture

LIKE

Cheers.J.c

bankavatrs on November 5, 2012

Beautiful LIKE 3

Sanaullah Khan on November 5, 2012

Beautiful Old Window Picture……….Like 04 Best Wishes, Greeting from… ثناءالله Sana Ullah Khan


janamare26 on November 6, 2012

Beautiful.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

Prasenjit Nag on November 6, 2012

Amazing Mughal Miniature Work!!

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Warm Wishes
Prasenjit

Esztella on November 7, 2012

Masterpiece of the window.

Best regards. Esztella

Dušan Railfan on November 11, 2012

Like9!

Méry 3°人~°。 on November 13, 2012

Excellent !... Magnifique balcon !

♥♥ AIME 10 ! ♥♥

Salutations de Cannes (Fr)

et BONNE SEMAINE

MÉRY__人~°

et ... - la PROVENCE !

Patricia pato on November 16, 2012

Bellísimo detalle arquitectónico LIKE!!

Saludos,Patricia

André Ivan .©om on December 5, 2012

Very nice architecture. Nice catch. I liked.

Anupam Mukherjee on October 2, 2013

Thank you dear friends,

Eric

Unnippillai

J.C

Bankavatrs

Sanaullah

Mirjana

Prasenjit

Esztella

Dušan Railfan

MÉRY__人~°

Patricia

André Ivan

for your visit, comments and likes

Greetings from India, Anupam

Christos Theodorou on October 2, 2013

Wonderful detail, very well captured. Greetings !

Anupam Mukherjee on October 2, 2013

Thank you dear friend Christos for your visit, comment and L 13

Greetings from India, Anupam

Käptn Iso on January 22, 2014

Beautiful detail L :-)

Anupam Mukherjee on February 8

Thank you dear friend Käptn Iso for L

Greetings, Anupam

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Photo taken in Amar Sagar Pol, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan 345001, India
Patwon-Ki-Haveli

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  • Uploaded on October 29, 2012
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    by Anupam Mukherjee
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
    • Taken on 2012/10/20 13:15:10
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 31.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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