Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chaturbhuj Temple, Khajuraho

The Chaturbhuj Temple built in 1100 A.D belongs to the Southern Group of Khajuraho Temples (State: Madhya Pradesh). This temple is west faceing and stands on a platform, which is approached by a flight of ten steps. 

In this temple all the sections like a shikhara (tower), sanctum, the mahamandapa and an ardhmandapa are in fully developed stage and are interconnected, located on the same axis.

The tower of this temple is plain when compared to other temples in the region. Below the tower there are three bands of sculptures with the images of dikhpalas, ashtavasus, nymphs and the recesses of mythical lions.

Over the lintel of the doorway are carved exquisite figures of Brahama, Vishnu and Mahesh. Inside the sanctum there is a idol of massive 9ft high, carved image of four armed Lord Vishnu.

57 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Absolutely marvelous!

Mama Zen said...

So beautiful!

Tammie Lee said...

gorgeous as can be.

joo said...

The details in the second photo are stunning!

Zuzana said...

I am always baffled by the architecture. The tiny steps that create the towers are so delicate. It must be leaving one in awe when standing face to face with these structures.
Beautiful pictures as always.;)
xoxo

Indrani said...

Extremely beautiful captures.

sewa mobil said...

Amazing place. I wil be there next year. Thanks for the information.

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking captures, Rajesh! Such a magnificent temple! And what gorgeous BLUE skies! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

LadyFi said...

What exquisite heritage you have... and intricate architecture set against a pure blue sky.

Dharma Shots said...

Again, great photos of great structures from your city Rajesh. Thanks for sharing. Namaste.

clairz said...

It's always a beautiful visit when I come here!

Photo Cache said...

another gorgeous temple. i wonder if you can still go inside?

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BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful sky photos

Have a nice weekend, Bram

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This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: That temple is very ornate into a solid blue sky.

Manang Kim said...

Wow this temple is differently design. It's very unique and very well intricately build. Great shot! Happy Friday!

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Janie said...

Amazing architecture and sculptures. I love how the towering temple looks against the blue sky.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Just amazing pieces of art and a great monument of high level architecture.

eden said...

Impressive temples. Great shots as always, Rajesh.

Have a great weekend.

Siromade said...

Beautiful building of the temple, it seems like India has many kinds of temple! It's nice to see them in your photos. Like the sculpture its great.

Wren said...

I'm glad I clicked through for the larger version - much more details. It's hard to imagine that this is a "plain" temple, though. Regardless, it looks very nice against the bright blue sky.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Great p0st as always!this is fantastic temples.

Vernz said...

interesting info about the structure.. you have good weather there, the sky is flawless.

My Skywatch here

Carver said...

Great details from the temple.

AL said...

Wow that's an amazing intricate architecture.

ma thet zin said...

Wonderful post

Shey said...

Very beautiful temple with intricate carvings. Definitely one of the places I need to visit. :)

Thanks for stopping by. Happy skywatching.

sharmila said...

love the intricate work on the temple ... nice info with great pics :)

magiceye said...

marvelous!

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teh first one is divine

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J Bar said...

Such a beautiful temple.
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Pearl Maple said...

Funny to hear you label this one as a bit plain, guess compared to the really ornate ones that might be true but still lots of interesting things there to admire.

Kirigalpoththa said...

I do not think you will ever see such marvels any where in the world. Exquisite!

jabblog said...

That sky is impossibly blue - it makes a wonderful backdrop for the temple with its intricate carvings.

Kcalpesh said...

Nice captures!!

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Ann said...

Did anyone ever counted how many beautiful temples you have in India. I marvel at the architecture.

YOSEE said...

the doorway to the vishnu shrine is stunning.

RIAU DAILY PHOTO said...

Wow that's an amazing intricate architecture. historically valuable

Spiderdama said...

Absolute wonderful and so many details!
Wish you a great weekend:-)

Pooch Morning Glory said...

beautiful rajesh! a great temple
~laura

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great post. I feel so uneducated when I check your blog out. India has such a rich culture and history that I didn't learn a thing about in school. You are helping me to catch up.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful temple! Just incredible. I can hardly imagine it!

Pietro said...

Really a magnificent temple, amazing architecture.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Meravigliosi monumenti, non mi stanchere di visitarli !!
Bellissimo il tuo mondo :-)
Da oggi sono finalmente in ferie :-))

Max-e said...

You have some amazing buildings in India Rajesh. I also like the sense of history. Great shots

Lisa said...

Incredible!!
Thanks for your sweet words.

Pam said...

Not a cloud in sight, just amazing architecture.

Debbie Smith said...

So beautiful! I have never been to this part of the world .....yet! I am looking forward to more of your great pictures and stories!
Have a great day!
Debbie

Kaori said...

It must be very impressive seeing it all in person! Lovely!

Tes said...

amazing!

Sumandebray said...

Nice post... Love to see Temple Architecture

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amigo!
Passei para uma visitinha...
Boa semana!
Saúde, paz e alegria.
Tudo de bom!!!
Beijinhos.
Itabira
Brasil

Dimple said...

There is so much detail here, I'm sure you only showed a small part of it.
Thanks for coming by!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all the appreciation of the architecture of the temple.

anjoe playhouse said...

I believe your never will see all the details...
Great photos and info ;-)

Pratibha The Talent said...

absolutely stunned by the architectural details so beautifully capture.

Arpana said...

every frame is full and clear, nice click!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all the appreciation of the architecture of the temple.