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Paintings at the Pundrikji-ki-Haveli, Jaipur

I first read about Pundrikji-ki-Haveli on the ASI Jaipur circle website. It is said to be the home of Pandit Ratnakar Bhatt, the royal purohit (priest and advisor) at the court of Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. As the story goes, the pandit, originally from Maharashtra, was studying Astrology and Tantra Vidya at Kashi, where he met the King of Jaipur. Impressed with his knowledge, the king brought him back to Jaipur, making him the royal purohit. He was also given the title of “Pundrik”, probably an association with the town of Pandharpur (where he might have hailed from). The king, it is said, built him a Haveli, which came to be known as Pundrikji-ki-Haveli. The Haveli has some excellent examples of paintings, of the Jaipur style, prevalent during the 18th century.


Our visit to the Haveli is a long story.

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Abhaneri - The once radiant city

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The Royal Legacy of Bikaner

The Havelis of Bikaner - A Photo Post

Temples of Bikaner - Part 4: The Laleshwar Mahadev Temple (Shivbari)

Temples of Bikaner - Part 3: Laxmi Nath Temple

Temples of Bikaner – Part 2: Bhanda Shaha (or Bhandasar) Jain Temple

Temples of Bikaner - Part 1 : The Karni Mata Temple

Kanheri - Stories in Stone

The Art of Kanheri

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