Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kote Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Shimoga

In Shimoga in the fort area is the 16th century Shivappa Nayak Palace of Keladi Dynasty. Next to the palace is the ancient temple of Lord Hanuman.



This temple is as ancient as the palace. Once one enters the the main gate of the temple with huge tower, the temple is at the center of the open place.



Here it can be seen the sculptures depicting a scene from epic 'Ramayana'. Sita mata asking Lakshmna to go after the golden deer and bring it to her. 


45 comments:

krishna said...

incredible India!!!

Mama Zen said...

How incredibly beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

That is a delightful temple. So much to take in. I am thinking all the rich details of this beautiful place are an invitation to consider the marvelous and beautiful complexity of th world.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Great pictures

Panchali said...

The sculptures are so neatly carved...I loved the deer. Amazing artwork!! Thanks for sharing, Rajesh.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful temple.

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow...

Lowell said...

The carvings on this building are superb! How did they do that?

Kati said...

Beautiful photos!

Jeevan said...

Nice pictures! The temple tower is simple and great.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I so want to visit India, seeing your lovely posts.

Gary said...

Again stunning!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada

Sylvia K said...

Incredible sculptures and such a beautiful temple! Superb captures as always, Rajesh! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Indrani said...

Hope to visit some day!
Great shots.

Zuzana said...

So beautiful, love all the colours.;)
Have a nice weekend,
xoxo

AmitAag said...

...beautiful pics and information Rajesh! The temple does look grand!

Vaishali Jain said...

Whoa! What wonderful clicks! :D

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, yes, I like this temple, truly stunning beauty.

sceneoftranquility said...

A beautiful temple here.

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the temple with all the artistic features against the sky.

Nisha said...

rajesh u r a real traveller...these photographs are raising india's pride....really amazing to knw the wonderful culture...

Liz said...

Beautiful photos Rajesh! Happy sky watching.

Still Cloudy

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

chubskulit said...

Just beautiful! Visiting from Sky Watch Friday.

Have a great weekend.

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous setting, so much detailed work to appreciate, thanks for sharing

SM said...

beautiful pics

George said...

The tower is spectacular. I really like the details of the sculptures.

Al said...

Another amazing place and great photos.

Magia da Inês said...

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Magnífico!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
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Rizalenio said...

Wonderful place as always. Consistenly, it makes me dream of being on the places you post here.

Une Angevine said...

je n'avais qu'une envie de découvrir l'Inde et là tu me donnes très envie...donc on va économiser de l'argents

eden said...

Amazing sculptures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Another example of the incredibly ornate and intricate carvings -just breathtaking!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Only devoted artisans could have created such a beautiful temple!

Shadowy Witness

eJoops said...

Lovely!

Chubby Chieque said...

I am loving India's sculptures...

Happy SSS.
/Chie

Lighthousegal said...

Wonderful photos. The details in the sculptures is amazing. Such work that went into this Temple all while telling a story. Truly amazing.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this little known temple.

Aparna Anurag said...

wow amazing pics!!

magiceye said...

Beautiful indeed!

Raj Dalvi said...

nice!!!

Shilpa said...

I also want to visit these beautiful places http://beingmommee.blogspot.in/

Arti said...

Fine intricate craftsmanship, I wish to see them one day.

Mousumi said...

The intricate details of the sculptures are wonderfully prominent and the craftsmanship is widely appreciable. Nice captures. I should visit this temple.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Yes, I have visited this temple :-). Thanks for taking me there again.