Thursday, September 16, 2010

Javeri Temple, Khajuraho

The Javeri Temple built between 950 - 1150 A.D belongs to the Eastern Group of Khajuraho Temples (State: Madhya Pradesh). This is one of the three Hindu Temples built by rulers of Chandel Dynasty in this group. (Click on the image for bigger view)

This temple is a architectural gem. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Its ornate gateway, the makara torana, and slender shikhara are especially noteworthy.

Like every other temple in Khajuraho, even this temple is also famous for the band of sculptures around the temple.

This is rear view of the temple.

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65 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Absolute masterpiece! Wonderful post, Sir, as always!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Short and sweet description of the temple. Excellent photographs.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful, stunning architecture, making me ponder the architects and builders of the past and their incredible capability and talents.
xo

Sumandebray said...

NIce post. Khajuraho is a great treat to eyes even though a big number out of these group of temples have been lost to time.
On a funnier note .. I quite like the way the full family poses for a picture that goes into the family albums!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Sempre belle le tue foto :)
Le persone che vediamo nella prima foto sono i tuoi famigliari ?
Buona giornata.

Jeevan said...

Loved the first snap! its a significant splendor of architecture.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magnificent!

Ola said...

For me this architecture is unusual! Amaizng

Carver said...

I love seeing the beautiful temple from different sides.

Tammie Lee said...

so many beautiful temples, wow!

clairz said...

Beautiful skies and beautiful temples, as always.

Pearl Maple said...

Great photos, really need to take in the size of the buildings and all those detailed carvings

Carol said...

What a beautiful piece of architecture, especially enlarged. Do you know the family in front.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: Love the rear shot of the temple the best.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautifully captured!!

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful beautiful temple. (And once again I am laughing at myself since today we were marveling at homes that were built in the 1700s -- here in New England! (What can I say -- we don't really know what ancient beauty is over here, especially on the West Coast USA where we're from!)

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful, as always, Rajesh. India is a fascinating place.

Kay,
Alberta, Canada

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous temple! Love seeing the tourists! Such lovely, clear, blue skies! And a terrific capture as always, Rajesh! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

George said...

This is a beautiful, impressive temple. The stonework is very intricate and beautiful. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures with us.

Hildred and Charles said...

As always, such gorgeous architecture. Wonderful shots ....

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

magiceye said...

exquisite work!!!!!

Indrani said...

Beautiful shots Rajesh.

Pietro said...

The Javeri Temple is absolutely magnificent. Beautiful images, the sculptures are amazing. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

fickleinpink said...

magnificent...



Happy Weekend!
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Arasu said...

I like the shape and the architecture of this beautiful Javeri Temple.

Evelyn said...

I am just amazed at historial buildings that have such details in their architecture. And they didn't have the technology we have now...

Enjoyed your post - thanks. Have a nice weekend, Ev

YOSEE said...

The doorway id splendid ! What artistry !

Vernz said...

Hi Rajesh thanks for dropping by On This Side of Town. as always stunning shots.. It always amaze me..

Arti said...

Wow...
The architecture is amazing!!

Robin said...

Very graceful, a real beauty.

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THE OLD GEEZER said...

Great Photos! I enjoyed looking at them and thank for the information.

~Ron

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

1150 AD, it truly is an architectural gem. It is so enjoyable to see different parts of this world. Thank you for sharing.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Rajesh:)

Magnificent temple with lovely carvings.It has a unique style and grandeur of its own.This is truly an alluring beauty which our ancestors left for us to enjoy and admire.

Best wishes:)
Joseph

eden said...

Very impressive temple. Great photos.

radha said...

Lovely architecture. You travel to the best places!!

Cassie said...

I stand in awe of the amazing architecture of India. So many twists and turns make fabulous ShadowShots!

Ralph said...

The ancient architecture is ornate yet solid in appearance. Shadows abound all around, the intricate details are of beautiful carvings. Nice!

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! Great to have some time to land here and get another fabulous temple to my collection...

Blogtrotter Two is showing a wonderful site for your holidays: Costa Smeralda!! Enjoy, leave your comment and have a great Sunday!

Life Ramblings said...

beautiful masterpiece. the last shot is magical.

wanderlust said...

These temples are stunning. Thanks for sharing with us!

M.Kate said...

Nice! reminds me of Cambodia's temples which are all very Hindu influenced.

Un regard offert said...

Respect devant les siècles qui nous contemplent !

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Beautifully shot Rajesh

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all appreciating the wonderful architecture of this ancient temple.

Manang Kim said...

I love how the shape of the temple points to heaven. Great shot!
The cars

Lisa said...

Beautiful!

xinex said...

Beautiful buildings! Very interesting architecture!...Christine

Briarside Lane said...

Such interesting architecture! Beautiful photos.
...Karen

Liz said...

Magnificent structure. I've always looking at your entries. :)

Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

Pie said...

Magnificent structures.

Cheers!

My Blue Monday.

Judith said...

fabulous blue sky and magnificant architecture

RNSANE said...

Rajesh,

The sheer beauty of these temples is beyond belief. So many of us go through our whole lives never realizing what beauty exists outside our own narrow existences. I am so thankful I have learned a little of the treasure of India. Thank you for showing me so much beauty in your part of the world.

eileeninmd said...

Great post and a beautiful temple. Happy Blue Monday!

joshi daniel said...

beautiful!

Meri said...

I love going on a journey. Thanks for that!

Life Moto said...

that is very beautiful historical place. thank you for sharing.

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Donnie said...

How lovely. I can travel from my recliner on Blue Monday's. Thank you.

Sharodindu said...

Short and nice description of the temple... i really liked the post :)

Sharodindu said...

the second shot is just awesome :)

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all appreciating the beautiful temple.
The family in front of the temple is mine. This is one of the rare occasions I include family in my shots.

Pratibha The Talent said...

wow! magnificent.

Nethra said...

It's superb. I wanna go there too. :)

Rajesh said...

Thanks for appreciating this architectural gem.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for appreciating this architectural gem.