Thursday, November 1, 2012

Grishneshwar Temple, Velur

Grishneshwar Temple is at Verul at a distance of 11 kms from Daulatabad. This place is close to another historic place Ellora Caves. This temple dedicated to Lord Shivaand it is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. 



This ancient temple was re-constructed several times, once in the 16th century by Maloji Bhosale of Verul, and later by 18th century by Ahilyabai Holkar.



The tower of the temple is beautifully carved with lovely sculptures.  As it was a special day when we visited the temple there was huge rush. Hence I could not go close to the temple.

36 comments:

Sridharan said...

With the backdrop it really looks beautiful..

krishna said...

Another great info. thank you...

Al said...

Despite the distance it looks beautiful, such detailed carvings.

P.N. Subramanian said...

My wait has at last paid off. I wanted to learn about this place. The photograph has come out beautiful.

Magia da Inês said...

Belamente decorado... uma maravilha.
Tenha um lindo dia!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮

Lowell said...

Well, in spite of the huge rush, you got close enough to take some terrific photos of this place and all its ornate beauty!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of a beautiful temple.

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Mama Zen said...

Breathtaking!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Rajesh!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, such lovely blue skies, Rajesh, and the perfect backdrop for the incredible temple and sculptures!! Have a great weekend!

joy said...

A very nice temple. I am glad you shared!

HansHB said...

Great post, - lovely photos!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Gorgeous against the blue sky -- the carvings look like lacework.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the temple against the blue sky.

Kim, USA said...

That is beautiful!

Kim,USA

Rajyalakshmi Vathyam said...

I have heard a lot about this temple, a favorite of my uncle. Thank you for posting photos. It is in my wish list to go there.

ewok1993 said...

oh how i wish you took a closer look at the detailing of this temple.

Krishna said...

nice info and photo

thanks

Indrani Ghose said...

Very impressive facade and architecture.

Jeevan said...

The temple tower is very beautiful! Thanks for the details.

ladyfi said...

How ornate and gorgeous!

Mridula said...

Lovely clicks Rajesh.

Leovi said...

Wonderful temple, another great beauty. Good photos.

Liza said...

Amazing structure! Happy sky watching.

Skywatch

Zuzana said...

It is so lovely to see green leaves.;) Here our trees are almost bare.
Beautiful architecture as well.;)
Have a nice weekend,
xoxo

Magia da Inês said...

¸.•°✿⊱╮
°✿ Olá, amigo!

Ótimo mês de novembro para você.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.°✿
♫•*¨*•.¸¸✿✿¸¸.•*¨*•♫

George said...

The tower of this temple is indeed intricate and beautiful.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I like all the tiny shadows tucked away in the carving!

Nature Paints Shadows

MyMaracas said...

I wish I could have seen the craftsmen at work. I can't even imagine how this glorious temple was made.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Great details once again.

eden said...

What a beautiful temple! Thank you for sharing

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for the appreciation.

Luna Miranda said...

the details are incredible!

lorik said...

Great shots of a beautiful temple. Love the ornate carving...even from a distance. Thank you for taking part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)

allresourceupdates said...

This Temple is indeed looking very Lovely...

Arti said...

I should go there sometime, this temple is really ancient and so beautiful, peaceful too.