Monday, April 12, 2010

Survaya Ki Grahi Temples

Survaya Ki Grahi is one of the ancient place. In those days this place was a Gurukul, what is now known in modern terminology as residential school. There are 3 beautiful temples and some residential place for the pupil to stay. The fortress around it was built at a later stage to protect it from invasions.

Out of the 3 temples one of the temple is for Lord Shiva. Other temples do not have idols at present. The temples are beautifully carved.


The place of stay for the Guru (Teacher) and his students is a simple double stories building. There is also a underground water source inside the fortress.

53 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Another marvelous and fascinating place that you've captured with such wonderful photos! As always I love the history that you include! Have a a wonderful week, Rajesh!

Sylvia

Carver said...

That is a beautiful temple and another outstanding look at your world.

Jedediah said...

It looks amazing, I'd love to visit!

Anya said...

Those temples
are historic antique beauty's :))
Thanks for sharing !!
Funny story about teacher & students :)))

Pam said...

Your country has some amazing structures, Rajesh. This one is beautiful.

Catherine said...

such lovely architecture..

ewok1993 said...

Like a small walled city. I love the fort walls.

Jossie said...

It is wonderful to have places like this. Your country has a great history.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! That's an awesome collection of temples you have in your blog. I give up: I'll never see them all... ;))

Blogtrotter Two is waiting for you in Turkey.... ;) Enjoy and have a great week!!

Jacob said...

Very interesting...and quite beautiful. I wonder if it's still in operation?

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: That is certainly a beautiful structure.

J Bar said...

Very interesting.
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Anu said...

it looks like a beautiful place!

magiceye said...

education was given so much importance...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Outstanding monument and gorgeous pictures!

Randi said...

Amazing! Your world is really fascinating. This is a very interesting post about the history in your country.

Indrani said...

Interesting info Rajesh.

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Nalanda, Bihar is also having similar type of study for students in past. But where is this one?

luna miranda said...

fascinating! thanks for sharing your world.

Zuzana said...

Wow, I would not mind staying around these beautiful fortresses.;)
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eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, your country has many beautiful temples. Loved your photos and thanks for sharing your world.

LadyFi said...

Wow - imagine being a student there! Great pics.

shruthi said...

as a person interested in drawing and painting and art.... i love the rich indian architecture ..... and thru india trvel.... m able to c it very well... i must thank u rajesh.....

Jeevan said...

Nice to know about a teaching ground of late history! the picture shows that none can escape easily.

Wolynski said...

Wow, India has a very rich heritage - nothing but temples, palaces and forts. Beautiful craftmanship.

Regina said...

Great ancient world!

joshi daniel said...

loved how the fort protects the beautiful temples!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Rajesh:)

Lovely photos and very interesting write up.

It is amazing to see that we had such wonderful educational system in the olden days. The buildings have excellent carvings.

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V Rakesh said...

Very interesting! Thanks for this trip! I'm awed!

George said...

Thanks for showing us this beautiful place. The history sounds fascinating.

Arija said...

Love your first photo with the beautiful round towers.

Eden said...

It is beautifully carved,indeed. Thanks for sharing your beautiful side of the world. Really enjoy your photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What an interesting temple -- every one of your posts seems to capture something even more beautiful than the last!

Rajesh said...

Sylvia, Carver, Anya, Jeniffer, Pam, Catherine, ewok1993, Jossie, Trotter, J Bar, Anu, Deepak, Phivos, Randi: Thanks for the appreciation.

Jacob: Thanks, it is no more in operation.

Indrani, Miranda, Zuzana, Shruti, eileeninmd, LadyFi, Jeevan, Joshi, Wolynski, Regina, Joseph, Rakesh, George, Eden, Arija, Sallie: Thanks for the appreciation.

Hobo: Thanks, this is in Madhya Pradesh.

Laurie said...

I love these. The first one is especially nice.

Sorry I have been away so long.

SandyCarlson said...

An amazing place again. These temples sure do tell their own story, too. Such clear faith.

Wren said...

I think it's interesting how much the walls of a fort look the same the world over, no matter how different the interior.

luna said...

Very interesting post and that is a beautiful temple and another outstanding look at your world.

Happy Blue Monday...Luna

Beth said...

This is such a beautiful post! Thank you for sharing this piece of history from your country. If you are interested in a look at Glacier Bay, Alaska, check out my Blue Monday post at http://beyondthegardengate-beth.blogspot.com/2010/04/blue-monday-cruising-glacier-bay.html

Thanks again, Rajesh! This was my first visit to your blog but it will not be my last.

blessings to you - Beth

chubskulit said...

Another interesting piece of India.

Marice said...

what a marvelous architecture :) thanks for sharing!


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Rajesh said...

Laurie, Sandy, Wren, Luna, Beth, Rose, Marice: Thanks for the appreciation.

Ralph said...

Being from several continents away, I am always impressed in how architecture is unique to a place, The stone work looks solid as it has stayed in place, perhaps having repelled any invasions. A wonderful and educational view!

ADonald466 said...

Interesting photos - thanks for sharing

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chubskulit said...

very nice@!

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Cassie said...

Once again, a fabulous Shadow Shot from India. Thanks for the informative tour! Happy SSS.

Greyscale Territory said...

Intriguing old stonework and enjoyed your glimpse of history!

Darcel said...

I love this one! Love the old stone work.

wanderlust said...

Beautiful. I would love to visit.

EG Wow said...

You'll never run out of great places to show us, I'm convinced of that!

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful shadows in these antiquities.

Clytie said...

Beautiful and mysterious.

Rajesh said...

Ralph, ADonald, Rose, Cassie, Gemma, Darcel, wanderlust, EG, Laura, Clytie: Thanks for the appreciation.