Synonyms for howdah or Related words with howdah
Examples of "howdah"
The elephant and castle design derives from an elephant carrying a
, the familiar castle replacing the unfamiliar
, and finds use elsewhere in European iconography, as discussed at
He succeeded Drona as the carrier of the Golden
The exact date of its making is not known. The 750-kg-
, used in the Jamboo Savari (elephant procession) on the Vijayadashami day, has two wide seats in rows, bigger than the interiors of a family car. The Rajas of Mysore used this
in the famous Dasara procession, which traversed through the thoroughfares of the princely city during the festival every year. But since the abolition of royalty the statue of Chamundeshwari is being carried in the
is made of Pure gold.
The practice of hunting from the
basket on top of an Asian elephant was first made popular by the joint Anglo-Indian East India Company during the 1790s. These earliest
pistols were flintlock designs, and it was not until about 60 years later percussion models in single or double barrel configuration were seen. By the 1890s and early 1900s cartridge-firing and fully rifled
pistols were in normal, everyday use.
The term "
pistol" comes from the "
", a large platform mounted on the back of an elephant. Hunters, especially during the period of the British Raj in India, used howdahs as a platform for hunting wild animals and needed large-calibre side-arms for protection from animal attacks.
Originally, Lafferty would bring potential real estate customers to the
(carriage) at the top, where he could point out parcels available for sale. Today,visitors to the roadside attraction may take guided tours through the building and access the
, which now serves as an observation deck, offering unique views of Margate, Atlantic City's skyline, the beach, and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Moth Eaten
of the Tusker is a novel written by Indira Goswami in Kamrupi language. Book deals with different social issues of mid twentieth century Kamrup. Published as "Dontal Hatir Une Khowa
" in 1986, it was translated into English by the author in 2004.
(elephant seat or Chinnada Ambari in Kannada) is a
, the carrier mounted on the lead elephant during the Jamboo Savari (Elephant Procession) of the famous Mysore Dasara. It is the cynosure of all eyes during the famous Dasara festivities. Since 2012, it has been carried by Arjuna.
pistols were designed for emergency defense from dangerous animals in Africa and India, British officers adopted them for personal protection in other far-flung outposts of the British Empire. By the late 19th century, top-break revolvers in more practical calibres (such as .455 Webley) had become widespread, removing much of the traditional market for
The first breech-loading
pistols were little more than sawn-off rifles, typically in .577 Snider or .577/450 Martini–Henry calibre. Later English firearms makers manufactured specially-designed
pistols in both rifle calibres and more conventional handgun calibres such as .455 Webley and .476 Enfield. As a result, the term "
pistol" is often applied to a number of English multi-barrelled handguns such as the Lancaster pistol (available in a variety of calibres from .380" to .577"), and various .577 calibre revolvers produced in England and Europe for a brief time in the mid-late 19th century.
Amongst the other exhibits in the palace are an ivory palanquin, a
, royal umbrellas, ceremonial dress used by the royalty, coins, stamps and drawings. .
is mounted on the lead elephant with the idol of deity ("Nadadevathe") Chamundeshwari placed in it. The procession of over 5.5 kilometers passes through the Mysore city, beginning at Mysore Palace and terminating at Bannimantap. The elephant carrying the
is trained and groomed to do the job years before it actually does it. Balarama has the distinction of participating in the procession 19 times and has carried the
on thirteen occasions, between 1999 and 2011. After taking over from him in 2012, Arjuna has been the carrier.
The Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jodhpur, has a gallery dedicated to an array of Hathi
, used by the Maharaja of Mewar, mostly for ceremonial occasions.
, or houdah (Hindi: हौदा "haudā"), derived from the Arabic هودج (hawdaj), that means "bed carried by a camel", also known as "hathi
" (हाथी हौदा), is a carriage which is positioned on the back of an elephant, or occasionally some other animal such as camels, used most often in the past to carry wealthy people or for use in hunting or warfare. It was also a symbol of wealth for the owner, and as a result was decorated with expensive gems.
Elephants are an integral part of the Mysore Dasara Festival. The elephants form the core of the Mysore Dasara procession on the Vijayadashami day. The lead elephant carries the Golden
(Chinnada Ambari) with the Goddess Chamundeshwari in it.
Anouvong had ordered Wat Si Saket to be built in Vientiane, and his name will always be connected with it. An elephant
he once owned and used is on display in the Lao National Museum in Vientiane.
At the time of its introduction, the Model 29 was the most powerful production handgun. There were a number of custom calibers that were more powerful, as in the old
pistols of the 19th century.
Balarama (born c. 1958) was the lead elephant of the world famous Mysore Dasara procession and carried the idol of goddess Chamundeshwari on the fabled Golden
for a thirteen times between 1999 and 2011. Balarama is a bull born about 1958 and is accompanied in the procession by other Dasara Elephants. Of the many (about 16) elephants participating, Balarama was one of the star attraction when he carried on his back the sacred idol of goddess Chamundeshwari in the golden
on the auspicious 10th day of Dasara celebrations.
After reaching the ruins of Bardhaman, Alivardi Khan's vanguard under the command of Musahib Khan Mohmand was completely overrun. The
of Nafisah Khanam (the wife of Alivardi Khan) had been captured and the elephant named Landah was dragged towards the Maratha encampment. Unwilling to abandon his command over the vanguard Musahib Khan Mohmand son of Umar Khan Mohmand one of Alivardi Khans commanders, led what remained of the vanguard's Sowars, Mahauts and Sepoy in order to attack the pillagers. Although the
of Nafisah Khanam had been liberated, Musahib Khan Mohmand and his troops however fell in battle, their courage was compared to that of Rostam by Alivardi Khan.
pistol was a large-calibre handgun, often with two or four barrels, used in India and Africa from the beginning of the nineteenth century, and into the early twentieth century, during the period of British Colonial rule. It was typically intended for defence against tigers, lions, and other dangerous animals that might be encountered in remote areas. Multi-barreled breech-loading designs were later favoured over the original muzzle-loading designs for
pistols, because they offered faster reloading than was possible with contemporary revolvers, which had to be loaded and unloaded through a gate in the side of the frame.
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