Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sharavu Sharabeshwara Mahaganapathy Temple, Mangalore

The Sharavu Sharabeshwara Mahaganapathy Temple in Mangalore is one of the most famous tourist attraction. When in the city a visit to this ancient temple is a must.

This temple was constructed around 800 years ago by brave King Veerabahu, of Sun dynasty. In those days this region was an forest area, which later developed into today's city.



As one enters the temple, we will see the main sanctum of Lord Shiva i.e, Sharabeshwara. When one goes around this sanctum we can see the sanctum of Lord Mahaganapathy.



This temple attracts thousands of devotees everyday and has been center of a variety of cultural activities like Yakshagana, Dance Drama etc. and also of humanitarian as well as social service activities.



46 comments:

anney said...

I love the intricate design! The painting is beautiful!

cloudia charters said...

Those are wonderful colours.
Are they favorite shades of Ganesh?



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Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous pictures, every single one of them!

Zuzana said...

Such stunning architecture and so many decorations. In really beautiful colors.;)
Have a great end of the week,
xoxo

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice temple.

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Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful architect...

Jeevan said...

The temple looks beautiful and attractive!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely image of the dancing Ganesha. The otherwise nice and ancient monument has been spoiled by being painted with modern colors !

Lowell said...

I like the carvings and the colors! Quite beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Such a lovely, colorful temple and perfect against the pale skies! Hope you and your family have a great weekend, Rajesh!

Sylvia

Steffi said...

Fantastic photos of India,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend!

Gary said...

What incredible colours in those carvings. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pearl Maple said...

great photos, thanks for taking us on temple tours, there is quite a bit of history to appreciate

Randi said...

Terrific captures as always. Your world is so different to mine. Thanks for sharing.

Al said...

Nice photos - somehow this temple doesn't look as ancient, maybe because it's so well kept.

Annemor said...

Thank you for showing me another piece of India.
Have a nice weekend.
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Photo Cache said...

of all the gorgeous temples you've shown, this is my favorite. i like the cream and pink color scheme. so yummy.

My sky is here

Kim, USA said...

Wow Rajesh I like the color. Great shots!

Kim,USA

eileeninmd said...

Lovely temple, Rajesh. Your photos are beautiful.

vincibene said...

Interesting pictures! The colours of the temple are great.

Meoww said...

As usual, taken to a wonderful place, which we often overlook.

Carver said...

Interesting shots of the temple.

George said...

This is a beautiful temple. The pink carvings are exquisite.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! Have a happy weekend and happy sky watching!

Jim said...

Amazing architecture.

ladyfi said...

That temple looks like a delicious cake! So pretty.

Leovi said...

Wonderful and exquisite series. Today my favorites are all whether exception.

Alice said...

The temple is very beautiful and well maintained. Love the beautiful designs.

Arija said...

So wonderfully kept up and painted as though it were built yesterday. Great shots.

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

sceneoftranquility said...

Lovely color of the temple matching Lord Ganesh the Elephant God.

shooting star said...

sculpture is nice!!

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P.N. Subramanian said...

The temple looks beautiful It must be covering a very large area. The dwarapalas here have gone up.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciation. The images shown here are new additions to the original temple which is inside this outer layer. The inner sanctum is 800 years old and no photography allowed there.

frayedattheedge said...

What an amazing building!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful Rajesh! And so intricate....

I've recently been posting from the Southwest, remains of an ancient civilization for our country. In the same time period the palace you show here was built, the primitive stone dwellings I show were built. It really points out how the US is really a "new world"....barely begun at a time when your country had already built these wonders.

I already knew this of course, but it is very interesting to compare my recent posts with yours! Thank you

MyMaracas said...

Ahh, that would explain how fresh the outside looks. Amazing place.

NatureStop said...

Great post! Enjoy your sunday!

Shantana

eden said...

Impressive arts. Beautiful photos as always.

Vaishali Jain said...

Exquisite!

mysay.in said...

beautiful captures !!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice click

sushmitha said...

Very nice temple. Nice captures and thanks for sharing.

Meghana Hassan said...

Beautiful pics... especially the last one..

magiceye said...

Lovely temple beautifully captured

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this temple.