Sunday, May 19, 2013

Poetry in Stone - 16

This is sixteenth in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. There are various intricate sculptures in each of these temples where each one of them is better than the other.



The 14th century Jain Tempe at Ranakpur is beautifully carved in marble. Every inch of the temple is exceptionally carved. The pillars are intricately carved withe the craftsmanhip that are unmatched. Here top part of one of the pillar in temple is shown. 



There is a beautiful sculpture of Hanuman in Hampi.  This is more than 6ft big sculpture has ornamental decorations carved beautifully around the body. This was kept in one of the small rooms there near an excavation site.



The 14th century Sri Ranganathswamy Temple at Srirangam is a sculptural marvel. There are various sub-shrines that are carved beautifully in the temple. On one such shrine there are various sculptures on the external wall from left to right: a maiden with a parrot, Lord Krishna playing the flute and a maiden playing the vina.

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37 comments:

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing your treasures!


Aloha

Panchali said...

amazing!! A sculptural marvel indeed...

Luna Miranda said...

your title is perfect--Poetry in Stone. the craftsmanship and intricate details are stunning.

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely architecture!

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

really loved these pictures :)

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice clicks

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Poetry in Stone...what a marvelous creative blog post title. And so perfect for your great images.

Saru Singhal said...

Glad that such treasures are excavated. Such beautiful architecture. Thanks for these lovely photos.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful sculpture and photos, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing your world.

Photo Cache said...

You are correct, it does seem that the craftsmanship is unmatched.

Gary said...

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

Sandy Carlson said...

These are stunning shots--pure poetry.

Karen said...

The beauty of these temples never cease to amaze me!

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous!

ladyfi said...

The details are gorgeous!

LifeRamblings said...

the attention to detail is amazing.

Leovi said...

I love those photos, beautiful sculptures!

shooting star said...

beautoful sculptures....and as you said..unmatched craftsmanship!!

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Anna said...

Beautiful captures and love the details, Rajesh!
Warm greetings from a wet Holland,
Anna :))

Lowell said...

What amazes me is how the sculptors kept the dimensions in perspective...beautiful temple.

Dana said...

What a great title for these wonderful photos!

Have a happy Tuesday. ☺

LV said...

What grand structures in your part of the world. So interesting. Enjoyed seeing them very much.

Leslie: said...

It truly is "poetry in stone." The carvers are artists, indeed.

Leslie
abcw team

Team G Square said...

amazing work .

photowannabe said...

Such artistry. It really amazes me.

George said...

These are magnificent carvings. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heritage with us in this series.

Carver said...

The art that's created in the stone is amazing to me. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

These are magnificent!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing attention to detail in the first photo of the carvings! Interesting how Lord Krishna is a smaller figure than the maidens in the last photo!

richies said...

Simply Amazing! I would love to visit and see these amazing sights, but as I will never be able too, I will just have to enjoy your blog.

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Shey said...

These are really breathtaking works of art!

Jeevan said...

Quite marvelous and fascinating details.

Rajesh said...

Thank you ball for appreciating this beautiful craftsmanship.

Amrita Sabat said...

Very good pictures...actually Konark Temple in Odisha is originally known as 'Poetry in Stone'!! One of hundreds of Links is here! http://ezinearticles.com/?Konark-13th-Century-Sun-Temple---Poetry-in-Stone&id=8107002

Hope U have visited magnificent Konark!

Aparna Anurag said...

awesum photography!!

Uppal said...

MARVELLOUS PIECES OF ART!

Arti said...

Wow. Such Intricate carvings. Brilliant captures.