Teen Murti

"Three Statues"


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These stone and bronze sculptures were created by Leonard Jennings to commemorate those killed from the cavalry and armored regiments of the Indian Army during World War I in battles in Sinai, Palestine and Syria. The three statues represent soldiers from the three Indian States - Hyderabad, Mysore and Jodhpur, together with detachments from Bhavnagar, Kashmir and Kathiawar. The statutes were collectively named Teen Murti and the base carries the names of officers. The statues stood in front of Flagstaff House, the Commander-in-Chief's residence (now the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library). Notice the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the rear which is connected with a direct vista to the Teen Murti Bhavan.


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