Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thayumanaswami Temple, Tiruchirapalli

At Trichy, the Rock Fort is a a huge 83 meter rock which is approximately 3800 million years. Thayumanaswami Temple is located close to the base of the rock  and was constructed by the Pallava king Mahendravarman I in the 6th century AD.




This temple has a  tower covered with gold.  It is dedicated to Lord Siva where the lingam is a projection of the rock itself. The temple can be reached by a flight of steps on the way to Ucchi Pillayar Temple which is at the top of Rockfort.



The temple has a 100-pillar wall and there are beautiful sculptures carved on the pillars.



28 comments:

krishna said...

another beautiful post! i always wait for the new post from you, so that i can virtually travel all over India.

Indrani said...

Precious architecture there.

Carver said...

Very beautiful temple.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous, fascinating post as always, Rajesh!!

eileeninmd said...

You do get to some beautiful temples and carving, Rajesh! Wonderful photos.

Photo Cache said...

very nice post again, as usual.

beyondwandering.com said...

I like how you select such strong part to convey the magnificent temple..

Al said...

What an amazing place, I'd love to see something like it myself one day.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

awesome pictures

Leovi said...

Another great temple, great beauty, nice photos!

Candace said...

amazing view mixing the old and the new architecture

shooting star said...

I like the view in the first image :)

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Steffi said...

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

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful. The roof top seems to be a later addition.

ladyfi said...

Wow - covered in gold? Amazing!

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

Hi Rajesh, that's an incredilbe temple. I can't believe how ancient it is and in such great state of preservation. Is it still a working temple or is it just like museum now?

HansHB said...

Lovely post for the theme!
Like it!

Genie Robinson said...

The statue carved on the pillar is so nice...and to think all of the pillars have something carved on them. All of these places are so amazing, They definitely were built to last. genie

Kalyan P said...

beautiful colours & composition....lovely!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Good Post...

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Lovely sculptures! Seems like a beautiful temple.

sceneoftranquility said...

Amazing temple.

Jeevan said...

Wonderful capture on the city and temple complex! Marvelous pillar carvings.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the ancient temple.

MyMaracas said...

I have never seen anything like those pillar carvings. Amazing

Chubskulit Rose said...

Would love to see this beauty someday.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful!

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D. Prabhu said...

Great architecture :) Beautiful capture :)