Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kengal Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Vandaraguppe

Vandaraguppe is a small village, 55 kms from Bangalore on the road to Mysore. Here by the side of highway we can see Kengal Anjaneya Swamy Temple.



The reigning deity of the temple is a five-and-half-foot tall Hanuman sporting a moustache. As per legend few 1000 years ago this deity was installed here by sage Vyasaraya.



The original temple was build by the Hoysala kings, but it did not last long as enough care was taken. The present structure is newly built and now it has been maintained well.

32 comments:

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful temple with bright colors

thanks

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful clicks

ladyfi said...

What a pretty roof!

Lowell said...

Excuse my impure thought but it looks rather like an ice cream cone! :)

magiceye said...

Looks nice

Carver said...

Interesting mix of the old and new.

Al said...

That's a beautiful temple, and I love those exotic palm trees in the background.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful capture and fascinating history as always, Rajesh!! Lovely blue skies as well! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Joyful said...

I like the buttery colour of the top of the temple. It makes a good contrast again the sky. Have a great weekend!

forgetmenot said...

I see you are still taking photos of those beautiful and interesting buildings. Mickie :)

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

kind of modern and nice :)

'Tsuki said...

Nice !

Robin said...

Very interesting, love that pop of color up at the top.

Have a great weekend Rajesh.

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty temple and dome! Great shots! Happy Skywatching!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

What a beautiful architect...

Jeevan said...

Indeed beautiful temple! Thanks for the piece of info

Leovi said...

Beautiful pictures, I really like this beautiful temple!

Saru Singhal said...

New and pretty. Lovely shots.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful photography of a treasured temple ~

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Birgitta said...

Beautiful shot of the beautiful temple!

Gattina said...

What an extraordinary architecture ! Looks like a birthday cake !

Bhushavali N said...

Hoysala??????? So sad the new structure doesn't come anywhere near the awesomeness of Hoysala style!!!
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sceneoftranquility said...

A very interesting temple more so if you have a picture of the Hanuman deity.

Jim said...

So beautiful.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love the vibrant colors of this temple!

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Chubby Chieque said...

Hi Rajesh,

This is far way to a temple, like. But for me, it looks like a yummy cake, looking at the top of the roof.

Love every post you shared with us.

Happy Sunday, my friend.
/CC girl

Jeanne Baney said...

The muted color gives it a softness that is unexpected.

RNSANE said...

Perhaps we passed this on our drive to Mysore but I don't remember seeing it.

Very nice, Rajesh.

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SmilingSally said...

Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating the newly renovated temple.

drchoneydew1 said...

I see the orange...now tempted to see the INSIDE! :)

Abhijit Ray said...

Nice picture. Nice color and nice contrast.