Height: 19 inches | Width: 14 inches
What is JHAROKHA?
The Jharokha 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. The projected Jharokha is an essential element of Rajasthani Architecture, both as decoration and as a viewing platform. The Jharokha increases protection from both the summer sun and monsoon rain. Jharokhas are mainly used in Palaces, Havelis and Temples.
Description of This Sandalwood Carved JHAROKHA
This Sandal Wood Carved Jharokha is an Wall Hanging Decorative piece with Indian Traditional Miniature Carving Design. This is An Total Hand Carved piece. All these 10 idols are Incarnations of lord Vishnu, and the centre masterpiece of lord vishnu resting and godess laxmi ji sitting with him makes this Jharokha Complete. And the Miniature Carving work is perfectly done in this Jharokha which gives it an Indian Traditional Look.
Dashavatar: The Ten Incarnations of Lord Vishnu:
Vishnu is the preserver of the universe. In order to restore cosmic order, he descended on earth in ten different forms or Dashavatar. In each of his lifetimes, he eradicated evil and revived dharma. The Dashavatar of Vishnu in different yugas are:
- Matsya (fish) – Satya yuga
- Kurma (tortoise) – Satya yuga
- Varaha (boar) – Satya yuga
- Narasimha (half human, half lion) – Satya yuga
- Vamana (the dwarf brahman) – Treta yuga
- Parshurama (the warrior) – Treta yuga
- Rama (the prince) – Treta yuga
- Krishna (the cowherd) – Dawapara yuga
- Buddha (the Enlightened One) – Dawapara yuga
- 10.Kalki (the horserider) is yet to appear – Kali Yuga
Sandalwood is a class of woods from trees in the genus Santalum. The woods are heavy, yellow, and fine-grained, and unlike many other aromatic woods, they retain their fragrance for decades. Santalum album, or Indian sandalwood, is a small tropical tree, and is the most commonly known source of sandalwood. Indian sandalwood is very sacred in the Hindu Ayurveda and is known in Sanskrit as vhandana. In Hinduism and Ayurveda, sandalwood is thought to bring one closer to the divine. Thus, it is one of the most used holy elements in Hindu and Vedic societies.