Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sun Temple, Gwalior

Actually we started the sight seeing at Gwalior by first visiting this temple and then moved on to see the heritage sites in and around the city.

It is located 5 kms from city center. This is a very new temple and was constructed in 1988. It is inspired by architecture of the famous Konark Temple in Orissa.

The exterior of temple uses red stone while the interior uses white marble. There is a beautiful sculpture of Lord Surya in the temple. The carvings on the exterior of the temple depict various Hindu Gods and they have been carved beautifully.

Even though this temple is pretty new it attracts lot of visitors. The temple premises has a beautiful garden and is a nice place to relax.

69 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Impressive!

Deepak Acharya said...

I feel that it has some similarities with Konark temple.

Greener Bangalore said...

WOW! Rajesh!.....very nice to know still there are /Sculptors/Artists/Carvers who can reproduce such lovely architecture....great going and nice sharing this with the world....good job Rajesh....

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Very beautiful! I liked the shadows and highlights in the last photo :)

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Anya said...

Its a very beautiful temple
I wish I could visit it :-)

Anu said...

Its beautiful, esp considering its so new... usually, i dont really like the kind of work in newer temples, but this is great!

Vaggelis said...

for ones more, your beautiful photography give us the opportunity to admire places that maybe never will visit. thanks

Protege said...

Lovely architecture, but what captures my interest today is the sight of palm trees and sunny weather. An unbelievable sight after the long winter we are having here.;)
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Zuzana

V Rakesh said...

What a spectacular edifice! Brilliantly captured!

radha said...

Very nice for a new temple. I hope they maintain it well too.

Jeevan said...

Nice knowing about this quite neat temple. Good pictures rajesh!

Reader Wil said...

I hope that all these beautiful temples will be preserved for the future generations en never destroyed by religious fanatics. Thank you for your visit! You said I gave you a little insight in my life. Well in the sidebar my whole life is described from my birth to this time. I also mentioned the time that I was a prisoner in a Japanese concentration camp. I have written about it last year.

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jabblog said...

Such beautiful, intricate carvings. I like the horses at the side of the steps.

Inty swetha said...

wow!! the cravings are so fine and amazing till now!!
wonderful photos....

Tarun Mitra said...

fabulous photographs..:D

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful temple. I love seeing this!

amatamari© said...

A magnificent temple! Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

Photo Cache said...

another precious temple. i don't think one day is enough to explore and photograph this temple.

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Rafael said...

wow it's really beautiful, you're so lucky that you have the chance to shoot those beautiful monuments there in india :)

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous shots of a gorgeous temple! Such a great post, Rajesh, as always! Love the information that you include! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Spiderdama said...

Another beautiful temple and sky!:-)

Riet said...

Such beautiful sights and pictures.

eden said...

It is so beautiful.I love the beautiful carvings. Thanks for sharing.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful place!

webruci said...

Your images are absolutely Amazing!

Eaglesbrother said...

Such Masterpieces of carvings on the buildings...Simply put.."Awesome".

noel said...

very beautiful and the carvings are amazing

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Neat shot of the sky over the temple.

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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Manang Kim said...

Such a beautiful temple and it looks like very peaceful!

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Carletta said...

I'm always amazed at the beautiful temples you show us!
Very nice shots!

Marites said...

such beautiful place and the carvings are really amazing. Great captures! Happy skywatching!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temples and photos! Great post!

Samson said...

Beautiful place indeed

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LV said...

Very nice job on capturing so many details on those temples. Great job.

Vernz said...

Thanks to you I was able to see another wonderful place. great capture.

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indicaspecies said...

Good shots. I have visited this temple about 2 years back, and recall it is a beautiful temple.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

You really are blessed with some beautiful temples.

Regina said...

Another exotic temples.
Great shots.
Enjoy the weekend.

LadyFi said...

Wow - look at those carvings. Amazing!

Indrani said...

So well constructed with beautiful sculptures.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rajesh:)

Greetings:)

Wonderful photos with a very informative write up.The carvings are beautiful.

Have a nice day:)
Joseph

Shubd said...

Great pics Rajesh . The detail of the intricate carvings is very nice



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Titania said...

When I saw this temple I thought it was one of the ancient one. It is great that the craft work and building skills does not get lost by constructing these beautiful temples which belong in this ancient land with all its traditions.

Pam said...

Wonderful as always, Rajesh. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the dramatic details in this temple! Beautiful series of photos!

Carver said...

You have so many beautiful temples in your part of the world. Beautiful shots.

SandyCarlson said...

It is nice to see such beauty rendered in our time, too!

Anna said...

Its amazing that this nice architecture is like brand new. Thanks for sharing nice place again. Anna :)

shooting star said...

hi rajesh, i lost your blog link some time back...thankfully found you again through celin's blog i think....
lovely pics..and the carvings and art work remind me of konark temple, ill definitely make it a point to visit this temple if am ever in gwalior...

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous architecture and amazing piece of history.

Jacob said...

1988? I would have guessed much differently...that it was much older. It must be something to see in person with that red stone and white marble!

ShySongbird said...

Your modern architects are clearly as talented and capable of intricate work as the ancient ones. Beautiful :)

Shelle said...

Lovely...take me back to another time.

Pooch Morning Glory said...

rajesh

these are beautifully sculptured . i am happy to see them

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Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I love the Sun Temples everywhere!!!
This one is new to me - Thanks for the new info about a new temple!!!

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MyMaracas said...

Amazing place. Your wonderful photos always make me wish I could visit your country.

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi.

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fufu said...

wow nice architecture =p

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Rajesh said...

Deepak: Thanks. This is designed based on the Konark Sun Temple.

Kirigalpoththa, Bhavesh, Anya, Vaggelis, Zuzana, Rakesh, Wil, Janice, Swetha, Tarun, Lee, amatamari, Photo: Thanks for the appreciation.

Greener, Titania, Sandy, Songbird: Thanks. Very true we still have artists who have the skills.

Kcalpesh, Rafael, Sylvia, Spiderdama, Riet, Eden, webruci, Eaglebrother, noel, Guy, Bar, Kim, Carletta, Marites: Thanks for the appreciation.

Anu: Thanks. Even I do not appreciate the newer temples. But this one iscertainly different.

eileeninmd, Samson, LV, Vernz, Sarah, Regina, LadyFi, Indrani, Joseph, Shubd, Pam, Gemma, Carver, Anna, Pearl: Thanks for the appreciation.

Celine: Thanks. I had visited this temple a year back.

Jeevan, Jacob, Shelle, Laura, Bhushavali, fufu: Thanks for the appreciation.

MyMaracas: Thanks, You are most welecome to see them in person.

Shooting Star: Thanks. This is designed based on the Konark Sun Temple.

Radha: Thanks. It is maintained very well.

Babli: Thank you. Happy Holi.

Rebecca said...

Wonderful idea to feature red stone in Ruby Tuesday! It does look like a nice place for relaxing.

Karen said...

Beautiful ... I love those ornate carvings..

Great captures...

♥ Kathy said...

Great pics.. Happy Ruby Tuesday

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Rajesh said...

Rebecca, Karen, Kathy, Marice: Thanks for the appreciation.

Nishant Singh said...

Beautiful pictures there! :)