Monday, June 6, 2011

Poetry in Stone - 4

This is fourth in the series. Temples all over India represent the rich cultural heritage. The ancient temples are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their craftsmanship.

One such temple is Jagadish Temple of Udaipur (State: Rajasthan). This temple is located close to the City Palace.
Built in 1651, the temple following Indo-Aryan architecture is richly carved externally. The carvings are examples of master craftsmanship. 

Here in the frame above one can see musicians and dancers carved on the external wall of the temple. Even minute details like crease of the dress is taken care.

There are several bands of numerous tiny carvings at the base of the temple. There are bands of people, flowers and animals.

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47 comments:

Al said...

Simply incredible. I can't imagine the time that must go into something like this.

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

राजेश भाई, केवल दो फोटो से काम नहीं चलेगा।

kavita said...

Wonderful post.Makes me feel proud of our Indian Heritage.

Cloudia said...

ornate!





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Sharmila said...

love these exquisite carving ... would love to see the whole temple though !! thought Rajasthan has palaces only :)

Gary said...

The carving is incredible!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Luna Miranda said...

these reliefs are incredible! what dedication the ancient craftsmen devoted to these works of art.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic! Such lovely, intricate carvings! Beautiful captures as always, Rajesh! They're always the next best thing to being there myself! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

Incredible details!

Carver said...

The carvings blow me away. So much work went into the beautiful carvings.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

A stunning monument and piece or art!

LivingSoAbundantly said...

What detailed artwork, indeed! Way to capture the buildings. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Seems to me I'm constantly saying "your world is so beautiful, Rajesh" but that's because it's true. Still true today.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Barb said...

The carvings on the Jagdish Temple are so intricate. The detail and amount of work required is amazing -as is its antiquity. I always enjoy your India cultural posts, Rajesh.

Wren said...

I would have guessed a much earlier date of construction. Incredible detail there and interesting patterns.

ewok1993 said...

simply amazing.

Rizalenio said...

Brilliant craftsmanship again. I love the stories too.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful details!

magiceye said...

this is excellent!
am planning a road trip to rajasthan and am going to use your wonderful blog for my research prior to setting out..
thank you so much

Babli said...

Marvellous architecture. Very beautiful temple and I must say that you have taken excellent shots.

alicesg said...

Very beautiful temple. Each temple dont looked the same, they have their own designs. Thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temple, Rajesh! Amazing carving and details.

Sridharan said...

Very Nice..!

Jacob said...

I'm in awe of these carvings! Quite magnificent!

snowwhite said...

Stunning cavings!! Musicians and dancers are taking different poses. Its details are amazing. Have a great week!

Karen said...

Such beauty and so well preserved.

Roger Owen Green said...

you must have an UNLIMITED number of temples in your country, all lovely.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

Absolutely Master Craftsmanship. I am always amazed at the talent in creating these massive temples.

NatureFootstep said...

nice work, but a little too much I think.

richies said...

Amazing artwork!

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Tumblewords: said...

Amazing detail and beautiful architecture!

Joy said...

The carvings are wonderfully preserved, they look so fresh. What an amazing piece of craftsmanship.

Liliana Lucki said...

Simplemente...fantástico !!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It absolutely boggles my mind when I think that this was built in the 1600s -- that incredible worksmanship and art! Just so beautiful.

Thanks also for sharing the lovely stargazers (in the post below) -- your flower show photos are always stunning.

Krishna said...

incredible india !!!

jabblog said...

Such detailed work is simply astounding!

hocam said...

Wonderful work. The craftmanship and artistry is amazing.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful!

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

Great Shots!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Like poetry and song, I'm sure these carvings tell stories. Can you "read" them?


SHADOWY DINNER

A shadow, a shadow, a shadow you say?
A shadow is coming to dinner today?

Oh, what shall we feed it, and what will it eat?
Just toss down a few rays of light at its feet,

And watch its dark mouth gobble up every ray,
But be sure, my friend, you don’t get in its way;

Keep out of the light so it won’t gobble you.
(If I were the hostess, that’s just what I’d do.)

A shadow is easy to feed, so they say,
So welcome your shadow to dinner today.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows here and there

John said...

Beautiful shadows! Please come see my Shadow shots

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous series of shadow shots.

Soft Shadow of the Pink Pixie, come and see.

Kay L. Davies said...

Your country is full of such beautiful, intricate workmanship.
I love the shadows in the first photo.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Genie said...

Your pictures of India continue to amaze me. The sculptures and architecture are so beautiful and interesting. They are truly works of art. genie

LV said...

Visiting your post makes me think I am back in school in a history class. Very interesting and informative.

Arti said...

Amazing work of art, so beautiful...

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the beautiful craftsmanship.