Monday, October 15, 2012

Navaneeta Krishna Temple, Dodda Malur.

The Navaneeta Krishna Temple which is part of Lord Aprameya Swamy Temple at Dodda Mallur is a very ancient temple and is known to be existing from 980 A.D.


This is on the North Western part of the main temple, where Lord Krishna is shown as a small kid. It is believed that Sage Vyasa did the Prathishta of this image. This is very unique temple where Lord Krishna is in crawling pose, holding his favorite butter in his right hand.


The tower of the temple is beautifully carved with various deities on it. The is a beautiful  sculpture of Krishna on a leaf. 


The temple is about 60 kms from Bangalore on the Bangalore - Mysore Highway. On the left side of the highway while driving from from Bangalore after Channapatna, there is a big arch leading to the temple.

31 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Classics! Absolutely!

aktuellabilder said...

Such beautiful ornaments on the temple.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of a beautiful temple.

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eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, your temple and the carvings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

very nice :)

Carver said...

Fantastic shots of the amazing temple.

Sylvia K said...

So beautiful and such exquisite carvings!! Terrific captures for the day, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Gary said...

Fantastic carvings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ash said...

Beautiful!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Charming and captivating !

Al said...

It must have taken a lot of time and skill to make those carvings. Nice photos!

Barb said...

Hello Rajesh, I cannot even imagine something of this magnitude being built in such ancient times. Are those blossoming pink tres in the foreground?

Krishna said...

Beautiful photos

thanks

ladyfi said...

How ornate and wonderful!

Indrani said...

Great captures.

Oman said...

these are awesome architectures. thanks for sharing. mabuhay! :)

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very interesting...

Vrinda said...

I heard about this temple, is it the one located in the Bangalore-Mysore highway?

Beautiful captures!

Leovi said...

Yes, beautiful temple, good catches.

Jeevan said...

The temple towers looks beautiful as well the sculptures!

Roger Owen Green said...

another lovely structure

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful shots, Rajesh.
K

photowannabe said...

The age and artwork of your temples is just amazing.
How they created them with such limited tools is hard to understand.

Joy said...

Stunning soaring temple

Chubskulit Rose said...

Kudos to those who designed those temples, they are beautiful!


Rose, ABC Wednesday

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the craftsmanship.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Amazing temple ~ excellent photography for ABC ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Ali Crehan said...

Beautiful! Such astonishing detail.

M.C.Diana Degadong said...

Beautiful statue of the Indian goddess :-) Dropping by from MYM

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Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this temple.

bushra M said...

You surely master the art of capturing!