Friday, October 10, 2008

Skywatch Friday

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A statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj built in front of Juhu Beach with the clouded blue sky behind it.

I apologise to MDS readers as I posted in a hurry and missed this part for those who don't know about Shivaji Maharaj.

Shivaji Maharaj was the famous Maratha (of Maharashtra) king in the 17th century, when India was being ruled by Mughals. At a young age of 12, he had the determination not to bow down to a foreign ruler. He had courage to challenge the Mughal empire single-handedly, as he wanted freedom for the country. An able warrior and leader with far- sightedness, he saw the dangers of foreign domination and acted quickly to control it.


  1. A lot of colour against the blue. Nice.

  2. This is wonderful, a beautiful statue and lovely composition. You have an excellent eye for takings photos. Great job and happy SkyWatch Friday.

  3. There's a beach in front of that busy-looking area? Wow. I followed your link to learn more about Shivaji Maharaj — sounds like a very powerful and colorful person. Kind of scary too, as most heroes of that age are.

  4. Very nice photo. Well it's lunch time here, so I have to prepare a bite of something for my husband and myself. Have a wonderful week-end.

  5. Great picture for SWf. Have a nice weekend :-)

  6. Neat statue and looks nice against the sky...
    hope your weekend is going well.
    Mountain Retreat

  7. I wondered who the statue was too. Such a striking image.

  8. May each of us emulate this strength of character!


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