Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saluting the Heroes ...


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   " The tradition of reversing and resting on arms i.e. leaning on a weapon held upside down has been a mark of respect or mourning for centuries. This is the drill position adopted by the ceremonial guard standing in solemn vigil at Military funeral. This tradition is known to have been introduced by the Greeks. Description of War Memorials of the 16th Century provides the earliest documented instances of having a statue with Reversed Arms as a mark of respect for the Martyrs."
War Memorial Guwahati, Near Dighalipukhuri , Guwahati, Assam
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13 comments:

aditya said...

Jay hind.

Klara said...

I didn't know those facts.

Dragonstar said...

A moving statue. Thanks for the information, too.

rupam sarma said...

@ aditya Jai Hind _()_

@Klara Thanks for visiting _()_

@Dragonstar Glad you like the post and pic _()_

TheChieftess said...

Interesting bit of history...and interesting statue.

kwarkito said...

nice picture and precious explanations

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful b&w.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I did not know that Rupam.. I love to learn something new each day, merci beaucoup ✨

Purba Chakraborty said...

A wonderful photograph. Thanks for sharing the facts :)

rupam sarma said...

@ TheChieftess Thanks a lot _()_

@kwarkito Glad you like the post, Thanks _()_

@Robert Nicolaescu Thanks a lot _()_

@PerthDailyPhoto Thank you so much _()_

@Purba Chakraborty Glad you like, Thank you _()_

ashok said...

love this...the black and white adds that touch

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful image.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful tribute and lovely photo ~

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