Thursday, September 20, 2012

Veeranarayna Temple, Belur

Within the Channakeshva Temple complex at Belur there are more than a score of structures of varying importance. There are important sub shrines which have been carved beautifully.

Veeranarayna Temple is towards east of main temple. The temple is built in 1117 A.D on a platform. Even though temple is a small, it is definitely a Hoysala structure of considerable artistic importance.

On the outer walls of the temple there are a number of beautiful images, some of which are really fine condition. There is a carving of a warrior fighting with another warrior on the elephant. Each part of the sculpture is carved intricately.

31 comments:

Al said...

Impressive - I don't know how you'd start carving something like that elephant.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Classic!

Jeevan said...

Interesting wall sculpture! Simply elegant structure.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots!!

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vinishashah said...

wonderful clicks :) :)

ladyfi said...

Wishing you a joyful Ganesha.

Lovely shots.

Gary said...

I'm always amazed by the carvings!!Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful carvings, lovely pale skies for a backdrop, Rajesh! Have a great weekend!

HansHB said...

A nice photo of this old temple!

Magia da InĂªs said...

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Muito lindo, outra maravilha da arquitetura hindu.
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Genie said...

These sculptures appear to be in wonderful condition...and to think they are so old. I love all the decorations on the elephant. genie

VaishVijay said...

That 'warrior' elephant is indeed elegant!

Lowell said...

Some very impressive carvings on the outer walls. Amazing detail!

Carver said...

That's a very beautiful temple.

sceneoftranquility said...

Looks like very delicate carvings on this temple.

Leovi said...

I like the Veeranarayna Temple. nice photos.

anney said...

Wow! I love the carvings! They are beautiful!

Indrani said...

Amazing sculpted works.
A treasure!

Liza said...

Beautiful shots. Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Rajesh said...

Thank you all appreciating the craftsmanship.

Chubby Chieque said...

Great culture and historical shots once again.

Happy SSS & w/end.

Greetings from a rainy Stockholm.
/CC

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

My mind is boggled to think about the work it would have taken. The elephant alone is a work of art and he is only a small part of this amazing structure! Wow.

http://www.p-ter.be said...

Beautiful

chubskulit said...

Beautiful details as always!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this beautiful temple.

Aparna Anurag said...

beauty!!

Ankita Sinha said...

Yet to go belur,but looks like an interesting place

Kiran Acharya said...

great clicks...beautifully carved designs.

allresourceupdates said...

Heard a Lot about this Place and I am very much interested to visit this Place with all these Old Architecture,they fascinate me a Lot.

Sneh Asnani said...

Heard a lot about this place... you should also add how to reach for readers like us :)

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Went to this temple last weekend only .....artistic and beautifully carved sculpture all around the temple make it an architecture marvel