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The Charkha

As I promised in my earlier post (LINK) Sharing details of  "THE CHARKHA" Installation -

For Mahatma Gandhi, the charkha symbolized nonviolence and epitomized the spirit of liberation. The design of the Charkha is complex in its simplicity. Its spiral trajectory is analogous to the spirit of the spinning wheel; its multiple sections mirroring the incredible spectrum of social and cultural aspects of India.
A 30ft-high steel structure, spiralling into the air, the ‘Charkha’ has been erected at the Cross Maidan Garden (Churchgate side). The garden is between Churchgate station and the business hub of Flora Fountain through which area thousands of commuters pass. This makes it accessible to vast numbers of people, as it is in a public recreation ground. The Charkha is an award-winning sculpture designed by architect Nuru Karim for the architectural and engineering design competition, ‘Notions of India’. Tata Steel, in a move to reaffirm its commitment to its longstanding values, collaborated with the OVAL Trust to formally dedicate the ‘Charkha’ to the nation, on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, October 2, 2011. (Source of Info- Link, to view live architecture images)




View of The Charkha Installation (Building behind the installation- Churchgate Railway Station)

11 comments:

  1. The charka gels well with Churchgate railway station behind it.

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    1. Indeed :) Thank you very much Somali :)

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  2. Very beautiful sculpture and thank you for your photos that make it unnecessary for me to visit Mumbai.

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    1. Thank you very much Kalpanaa :) Do visit :)

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  3. love the "steps"

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Thank you very much Roger :)

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  4. Beautifully captured!!

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    1. Thank you very much Sir :)

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  5. Lovely shots.

    Cheers,

    Sriram & Krithiga

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    1. Thank you very much Sriram & Krithiga :)

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  6. impressive buildig

    Melody (abcw)

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