The tombs of Mohammad Ghaus, Miyaan Tansen and Bilas Khan

As the nature sings ‘Miyaan ki Malhaar‘ this morning in Delhi, we bring to you, from Gwalior, the serenity and grandeur of the final resting place of the great musician MIYAAN TANSEN, his son BILAS KHAN (“Bilaskhani Todi” .. remember?) and his spiritual master MOHAMMAD GHAUS!

Noteworthy is the jaali work made with stone carvings, the grand royal graveyard, the Sufi shrine and also the Imli tree which, as popularly believed, often cured TANSEN’s sweet voice 🙂 Hope you’ll like this episode of our Heritage trail in Gwalior! There’s more to come in subsequent episodes! Blessings for al!

Heritage of Gwalior & Morena – Episode 1

Starting with our new series of Heritage videos .. here’s Episode 1 from our trip to GWALIOR and MORENA 🙂

In this quick video we get introduced to the majestic city of Gwalior and see glimpses of what lies ahead in this Heritage Trip 🙂 Happy Exploring!

Temple and Fortress at Garhi Padhavali – Madhya Pradesh, India

This temple is believed to be a 10th Century Shiva temple owing to the grand statues of Nandi at the entrance. The interiors comprise of beautifully carved sculptures depicting stories from the Puranas and several other mythological epics. Later in the 19th century the temple was fortified by the Jat Ranas rulers thereby giving it a local name as “Garhi” which means a small fort/fortress! Yet again , amazing experience here 🙂

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Saas-Bahu ka Mandir + Gurudwara Daata Bandi Chhor Sahib – Gwalior

Saas-Bahu ka mandir‘ (no, it is not from a TV soap set 😉 ), or Sahastrabahu Temple, is located to the east of Gwalior Fort. Built in 1092 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhapaghata (Kachchhwaha) dynasty, this temple is one of the greatest architectural marvels situated by Gwalior Fort.

Gurdwara Data Bandi Chorh Sahib, situated in Gwalior, is associated with the imprisonment of Guru Har Gobind Sahib in Gwalior Fort and his celebrated release in which he managed to win the freedom of 52 Rajas (Kings) who had long suffered imprisonment in the Fort. The word “Bandi” means “imprisoned”, “Chhor” means “release”. “Diwali” is the day that’s celebrated as “Bandi Chhor Diwas” by Sikhs..

More Info >>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sas-bahu_Temple
http://www.sikhiwiki.org/index.php/Gurdwara_Data_Bandi_Chor_Sahib

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Teli ka Mandir – Gwalior

Believed to have been built during the reign of Pratihara king Mihibhoj in around 8th or 9th century AD this temple is dedicated to the (Hindu belief) God Vishnu. The name “Teli” is believed to be a derivative/distortion of the word “Telangana” owing to its evident Dravidian influence. Another favorite from our recent trip to Gwalior 🙂

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More Info about “Teli ka Mandir” : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teli_ka_Mandir

Some candid crooning during our Gwalior trip :)

Candid crooning in the city of Miyaan Tansen 🙂 The vid starts with a quick montage covering our recent Gwalior and Morena heritage-trip in less than 2 mins! And then our sweet little crooning session from Gwalior..standing on the roadside.. Rains..Chai .. and innocent songs by sweet friends 🙂 Enjoy!

 

Gwalior and Morena ‘Heritage’ trip montage :)

Visited the heart of India, Madhya Pradesh, recently! Went to several amazing places in Gwalior and Morena and this 2 minute montage shows glimpses of the same…a kind of trailer to the Heritage video-travelogue series that we’ll be releasing in coming months 🙂 Cheers!