Monday, April 19, 2010

Shiva Temple, Survaya Ki Grahi

Survaya Ki Grahi is a big auditorium of stone. There is a Shiva temple with the idol still inside it. The temple has beautiful carvings on the exterior as well as on the ceiling. The below are the images of the Shiva temple.

Above is the entrance to the temple. The idol can be seen inside and the carvings are all around the entrance.

Above is the intricate carvings in the ceiling of the temple.

Above is the carvings on one of the external walls of the temple.

51 comments:

Bill S. said...

The handiwork is absolutely wonderful. What a historical place to live in.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Amazing place and wonderful shots indeed!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magnificent carvings!

Manjunath said...

absolutely marvelous carvings!

RNSANE said...

Incredbile artistry, Rajesh. I appreciate this brief visit to India today.

RNSANE said...

Beautiful temple with such detailed carvings. Thanks for allowing me this short visit to India today, Rajesh.

Deepak Acharya said...

Amazing details :)

Zuzana said...

For some reason the first image makes me think of Indiana Jones.;)
Your photographs are always amazing.
xo

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous sculpturing! Never seen this kind before! Thanks for sharing!

Tarun Mitra said...

nice carvings. and well taken to. :)

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent temple! And such wonderful photos, as always, Rajesh! And a great post! Always learn something and that's always good! Have a good week!

Sylvia

SandyCarlson said...

So sensuous and beautiful. The stones are liquid!

Anya said...

The temples are sooooooooo unique
for us, I wish I could see it with my one eyes :))))

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: That is really intricate workings.

Jacob said...

I can't help but wonder how long it took to do all that intricate carving...so very beautiful!

Carver said...

That is amazing how intricate the detail in the stone is. Magnificent.

luna said...

Beautiful!
Best wishes..Luna

Photo Cache said...

the craftsmanship is outstanding. hooray to the workers who lovely carved all these that you now enjoy.

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maryt/theteach said...

Just lovely!

Al said...

Incredible. The sense of history and the craftsmanship leap out at the viewer.

noel said...

aloha,

thanks for showing us a little bit about your corner of the world today....all these temples are so beautiful

magiceye said...

amazing craftsmanship

Nalini Hebbar said...

Incredible India!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

rajesh
there are so many beautiful places in your country
~laura

Wolynski said...

Intricate doesn't begin to describe it - must have taken decades to carve. Beautiful.

LadyFi said...

Very intricate - like stone lace!

joshi daniel said...

what a beautiful carving!

Mama Zen said...

The carvings are amazing!

radha said...

Lovely stone carving!

Johnny Nutcase said...

more wonderful carvings, thanks for sharing!

Marites said...

how did they do that? it's so extensively intricate and at the same time, beautiful!

George said...

The carvings are intricately beautiful. This is absolutely beautiful.

Eden said...

Those are beautiful carvings. Thanks for sharing your beautiful part of the world.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Magnificent stone carvings, Rajesh!
Janice.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Your temple collection is absolutely outstanding!!

Blogtrotter Two has a French party for you in Turkey... ;) Enjoy and have a great week!!

jabblog said...

I am astonished every time by the intricate carvings on the temples you photograph - simply amazing :-)

Kristin said...

It is a very beautiful country that you live in.

What a wonderful historical place to visit. Great architecture. Magnificent stone carving.

Rajesh said...

Bill, Phivos, Kirigalpoththa, Manjunath, Rnsane, Deepak Acharya, Zuzana, Rakesh, Tarun, Sylvia, Sandy, Luna, maryt, noel, Nalini: Thanks for the appreciation.

Anya: Thanks, you are most welcome to see them in person.

Radha, Mama, Johnny, Eden, Janice, Trotter, Kristin: Thanks for the appreciation.

Fishing Guy, Jacob, Carver, Photo Cache, Al, Deepak, Wolynski, LadiFi, Marites, George, Jabblog: Thanks. Very true, the craftsmanship is amazing.

Glennis said...

There is always so much wonderful detail in Indian temples and palaces.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The carvings are so fascinating.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Amazing architecture and iconography. Thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

Glennis, Gerald, Subramanian: Thanks for the appreciation.

Nalini Hebbar said...

How skillful!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Wow ! the carving are out of the world, Never seen before

Rajesh said...

Nalini, Sudhir: Thanks for the appreciation. They are great carving.

Shilpa said...

Kudos to those who did it. And thank to him who shot these and showed to us.
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shilpa

softypinkngloriousred said...

Amazing craftsmanship! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics!!

Deepthi Pola said...

ancient temples are rich with sculpture which is complex and detailed.... well captured

Nukke said...

So very beautiful carvings !!!!!

Greetings from Finland :)

minoesjka said...

Imagine that people have made this!
Very beautiful

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating the craftsmanship of these ancient temples.