Monday, October 18, 2010

Nandi Shrine, Khajuraho

The Nandi Temple in Khajuraho (State: Madhya Pradesh) is a small temple opposite to Vishwanath Temple. Both the temple built in 1000 A.D belong to Western Group of Temples with their entrance facing each other. It has a large stone image of Nandi. (Click on the image for bigger view)

It is an open square pavilion resting on twelve pillars. It has a pyramidal roof of receding tiers of steps with minimal carvings at the top. The noteworthy decoration on its facades is a bold elephant frieze on the basement.

56 comments:

V Rakesh said...

Have heard so much about this wonderful place! Thanks for showcasing this marvel!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Unique achitecture of high design!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

GOOD LIGHTING EFFECT. NANDI IN THE NORTHERN PART OF INDIA IS RARE IS IT NOT?

kavita said...

Awesome structure ... still standing proud since 1000AD.

Zuzana said...

Very interesting structure, I like that it is so opened.;))
Have a great Monday,
xoxo

Indian Bazaars said...

It seems like the sunlight partners with the carvings to make the experience so much richer for us!

YOSEE said...

Nice Nandi Pavilion,part of the shiva temple no doubt. Wonder why it is counted as a seperate"temple" ?

Ash said...

Wow, the exotic Khajuraho!

Diane AZ said...

Lovely small temple! The light airy openness all around looks appealing and welcoming.

José Ramón said...

Bonita imagen.
Gracias por su visita

joo said...

It's so beautiful!

George said...

This may be a small temple, but it is beautiful. I especially like the color in this photo.

ladyfi said...

What a marvellous structure!

Wren said...

Interesting architecture, and another interesting photo and post. Thanks for sharing your world.

Dave said...

you live in a wondrous place.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful part of your world, Rajesh! Marvelous capture as always! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Mama Zen said...

The roof is amazing!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Bellissimo Raj :)
Il tuo mondo è veramente meraviglioso e spirituale :)
Myriam

Ebie said...

Love the sanctity and peace in any place of worship. The architecture is a beauty!

ewok1993 said...

this is very cute; i like this temple very much.

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

Fantastic!great shot as always! weekend getaway @ kenting

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very cool temple. Love the intricate design.

Carver said...

I like how it looks golden.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

This is why I enjoy my Tuesday world tour, I get to see so many interesting places, here from the comfort of my chair. Thank you for sharing.

Indrani said...

So well captured.

joshi daniel said...

nice lighting in this one!

eileeninmd said...

Just beautiful, Rajesh. I like this open pavilion temple. Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

Nanka said...

Awesome informative post!!

photowannabe said...

I know I say this every week, but the architecture of your temples is quite amazing. Such delicate work.

RuneE said...

Take good care of such a wonderful piece of architecture.

Roger Owen Green said...

A pretty NIFTY locale!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

BraCom (Bram) said...

beautiful part of your world!

Marvelous capture as always!

Have a great week!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful construction, I love those columns!
Léia

Kay L. Davies said...

The roof is fascinating.
India has so many beautiful shrines and temples. Thank you for showing them to us.

Kay, Alberta

EG Wow said...

Whoever designed that pavilion must have been very talented to figure out how to lay that stone to last all these many years!

Babooshka said...

So different to my world here. Terrific individual N.

Tumblewords: said...

What a pleasure to see this lovely photograph. The shrine is incredibly fine architecture!

Gattina said...

How beautiful !

Shigune Matsui said...

Cool! When I think of this, I think why are there only seven wonders of the world? They say King Kong is the eighth.

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Pagan Sphinx said...

Great art and beauty in this shrine. I am going back to look at it enlarged. :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRNT-TRARpY

Vernz said...

another wonderful structure ... intricately done..

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Mar said...

Simply fascinating!

My ABC

Erika B said...

Spectacular! It's outlines look a bit like a cake.

Erika B

Jacob said...

It is very fascinating from an architectural point of view. Beautifully done.

shooting star said...

i must visit khajuraho soon!!!

Snow Leopard said...

Neat information

Pietro said...

So beautiful, and a nice picture too!

SandyCarlson said...

The beauty continuously flows from your world. Thank you.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for the appreciation. Even though it is small, when compared to other temples it is carved beautifully.

Kim, USA said...

This is fantastic! Great shot!
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Liz said...

Beautiful capture. The roof so is unique.

Happy MYM!

Liz @ MLC

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What beautiful intricate detail. I would love to see that in person.

indicaspecies said...

Good shot Rajesh.

Shahz said...

Thanks for sharing that is very informative... Happy MYM!!!

Stephanie V said...

Beautiful structure! Interesting technique - and info.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for the appreciating this temple. Even though it is small, it is carved beautifully.