Netizens live on trends, some create, some follow. Sadly, content savvy people are high on this social fad. Isn’t life boring? Soon it might be. Recently, “Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe” an old dialog from the movie Nagina (1986) by the veteran actor Amrish puri started trending on twitter, further on other social channels. Well, contextually it made a different sense to the trollers of our society, yet everything is fair in love, war, and humour.
The Origin of haveli
Haveli is derived from Arabic haveli, meaning “partition” or “private space”. The generic term haveli eventually came to be identified with townhouse and mansions of the merchant class. India with its rich heritage and culture has seen an architectural evolution. Haveli has been a part of rich Indian architecture and heritage, popularized since the Mughal era. Further, the construction of haveli had a specifically defined with jaali windows, courtyard, fountain, et al. Some famous Haveli’s of India are Mandawa haveli, Shekhawati, The Patwon Ji ki Haveli, Seth ji ri Haveli etc.
These havelis now have become a major tourist attraction and wedding venues for many. Reliving the culture and experiencing an extravagant hospitality will make you time travel. Globally, the architects have studied the equatorial conditions and the unique designs of Indian Havelis. A symbol of our ancestors which still continues to be real.