Thursday, November 8, 2012

Nandi, Lepakshi

One of the biggest attraction at Lepakshi, 130 kms from  Bangalore  is Nandi sculpture. This and Veerabadra Temple built around 1538 A.D are one of the finest specimens of Vihjaynagar architecture.



The 27ft in length and 15ft in height, this monolithic structure, is biggest Nandi in India after the Nandi at Chamundi Hills at Mysore. The fine carving of the big sculpture is inexplicable and it is a feast for the eyes. Besides the record size, the perfectly proportioned body, finely-carved chain with a bell around its neck, ear rings and other ornaments enhances its grandeur.


This big granite Nandi in the open area 200 mts of temple is built in such a way that it faces the Shivlinga inside the temple.

30 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots. The temple at lepakshi is wonderful.

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ladyfi said...

Oh, this is marvellous!

Jeevan said...

Great knowing this Nandi!

Lowell said...

I've often wondered, looking at so many of these marvelous creations, how in the world they were able to get the proportions so close to reality. Amazing work!

clairz said...

I love that you include children in your very informative photos.

Sylvia K said...

An amazing sculpture and beautiful against your blue, blue skies, Rajesh!! Great capture as always!! Have a great weekend!

Sridharan said...

Wonderful.. This picture brings back the memories of my visit to this place.

sceneoftranquility said...

A majestic Nandi here.

Meoww said...

So close to Banglaore, but i have never been there! So pretty

Cloudia said...

Such power and history!!!


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Indrani Ghose said...

It looks GRAND!

Leovi said...

A beautiful picture, I like this giant sculpture.

rupam sarma said...

Nice capture.Thanks a lot.

Rizalenio said...

Wonderful sculpture as always. Thanks for introducing these many wonders to us.

Happy weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

Fantastic!

Vidya Sury said...

I'd love to visit Lepakshi. Maybe next week. Can do it in a day, right, Rajesh? :-) Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!

Krishna said...

beautiful nandi...

happy diwali...

thanks

Honest Abe said...

Impressive sculpture and was the stone already there and it was carved or was the stone moved to this location and then carved?

Rajesh said...

Thank you all, I am glad you all liked this amazing sculpture.

Chubskulit Rose said...

That is humongous!

eden said...

What a beautiful sculpture!

Cafe au lait said...

Wow! Great captures. My blue.

Luna Miranda said...

that is huge! and impressive!

My blue Monday

SmilingSally said...

Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh.

Genie said...

WOW! This guy is impressive....such an amazing sculpture. genie

Kim, USA said...

Wow huge and beautiful!

Kim,USA

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the wonderful craftsmanship.

Paresh Kale said...

Lovely statue !

amarnaik.com said...

nice.beautiful sculpture.

allresourceupdates said...

I want to so visit this Nandi Temple..Had been making Plans but no execution till now