Thursday, April 4, 2013

Someshwar Temple, Barkur

The ancient city of Barkur was the capital of the Tulu kingdom in the olden days. The city has ten extensions called Keris. Each of these Keri had a tank and number of temples built between 9th and 16th century.



One such temple is Someshwar Temple at Manigara Keri. The temple has typical sloping terracotta-tiled roofs.



Under the tiled roof there are carvings of the God/Goddess in each of the directions and in the corner there are animals like elephants.



Outside the main complex of the temple is a small pillared mantapa with beautiful small carvings on the pillars.



31 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice temple.

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Cloudia said...

Thank You, Namaste



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Jeevan said...

Beautiful photos on the Temple! The structure resemble Kerala style.`

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice clicks

Team G Square said...

Somehow missed this temple during our visit to this place .

ladyfi said...

The simplicity is so elegant.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Protected in all directions! A great idea.

Steffi said...

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

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful temple and perfect against your pale skies! Great captures for the day, Rajesh, as always! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

HansHB said...

Great post, lovely photos!

Photo Cache said...

nice architecture.

Jim said...

Good one.
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Carver said...

I like the style of the temple.

LifeRamblings said...

such a fascinating temple. i always learned something new here. thanks for sharing.

Zuzana said...

Very interesting structure.;) You are so lucky to have the privilege to travel so much.;)
Have a lovely weekend,
xoxo

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely place to go...

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, a magnificent temple architecture.

sceneoftranquility said...

Somehow this temple looks so much different from the other ones.

Annemor said...

A diversity in the buldings, I like the carvings.
Beautiful pictures.
HAve a nice day :)
Mormor

George said...

I really like this temple. The roof lines are beautiful.

Barb said...

Hello Rajesh, I'm surprised by the quiet and utter absence of people at this temple. Perhaps because it is out-of-the way and doesn't draw as many crowds? The rooflines look different than other temples you've featured. As usual, I'm admiring the stone work.

Nisha Jha said...

Nice sculptures.

SandyCarlson said...

Your blog reminds me there is plenty to believe in and there always has been.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this temple.

bea said...

Beautiful old temple. Nice shots.

Mahesh Divya said...

It would be great if u add on some more information like how to go ? some information regarding hotels etc..

Rajesh said...

Mahesh: Thank you.
Details on how to reach the place is available in previous post "http://myindiantravel.blogspot.com/2013/01/barkur.html"

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Nice piece of info on the temple :)

Kiran Acharya said...

Beautiful place.

Aparna Anurag said...

bful pics of bful place :-)
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D.Nambiar said...

Nice looking temple; looks quite like the small temples you find in Kerala.