Sunday, June 30, 2013

Yoganarasimha Temple, Devarayan Durga

The rocky hills of Devrayan Durga near Bangalore is surrounded by forest. The hill is dotted with several temples and at the top is Yoganarasimha Temple.



This temple is believed to be 1000 years old. The temple has beautifully carved tower on the  tower.



The tower of the main shrine at the back of the temple is beautifully carved. 


44 comments:

José Ramón said...

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eileeninmd said...

Wow, it is amazing these temples were built in the forest. Great shots, thanks for sharing!

Snap said...

I really do enjoy seeing the temples you visit. the sculpture is amazing. Love the shots looking down on the temple.

Debra @ Homespun said...

magnificent! :)

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Brilliant. Loved Pic # 2 with the sky in the background.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful photos esp first one

nice info

thanks rajesh

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice post. It is an interesting temple all the way up. Been here 5-6 years back.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/07/mekedatu-and-sangam.html

OurJaipur.Com said...

Nice. . .

Cloudia said...

inspire awe



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Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful pictures...

beyondzephyr.com said...

Whoa...just magnificent, and so intricate!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Always amazing temples and great photos ~ Happy Day to you ~ ^_^

Lowell said...

Absolutely gorgeous and what a site! Love all that carving!

Jeevan said...

Simply beautiful towers in marble white! Wonderful view from above.

Carver said...

That's a stunning temple. My favorite is the temple against the brilliant blue sky.

magiceye said...

Cool captures

Sylvia K said...

Such an awesome place/temple, Rajesh! Terrific captures for the day!! Hope you have a great week!

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

What a beautiful, Intricate temple. Is it made of marble?
And its location is just way too spectacular.

Hazel Ceej said...

Mighty rock!

Hazel

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Sometimes it seems there is a lovely ancient temple around every corner and behind every tree. Thanks as always for sharing your world. :)

ladyfi said...

WHat a great location for this lovely temple!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Good capture

Photo Cache said...

i wonder if the whiteness of the tower shines when the sun hits it.

Gerald (SK14) said...

I'm always amazed at how they manage build so much on the side of sheer mountains.

Fun60 said...

Has the skill of carving been passed down through the generations?

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Marie said...

How gorgeous! And set on the hillside makes a lovely place for it!

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful clicks

anthonynorth said...

It always amazes me how they build structures so high up the slopes. Great pics.

Roger Owen Green said...

YOW! impressive

ROG, ABCW

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, beautiful temple located in this beautiful place ...!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

1000 years old, that's pretty darn amazing Rajesh, how beautiful and intricate the carvings are. It would be a wonderful experience to see this temple.
p.s. I enjoyed your birds from the previous post also.

Reader Wil said...

All those beautiful buildings you show us must be kept in good condition. I wonder how it is done!
Thank you for sharing.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Joy said...

I like the contrast between the intricate carvings and the huge slabs of rock it sits on and beside. Looks a beautiful place to visit.

George said...

This is a magnificent temple. Your photos are marvelous.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating the old temple on the hill.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I think you must be tired of me saying what wonderful structures yr temples are,

Terie Cornelio said...

WOW impressive. I would love to see this in person. Thanks for sharing such great pictures.

LV said...

What a wonderful sharing of temples. I enjoy your post so much as I see things and places I would not see otherwise.

Maggie Grace said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful and ancient place. The sky is so gorgeously blue. Reminds me of how blue the sky was in France almost every day!

Kokila Gupta said...

Beauty in stone... devotion in air..Beautiful places more beautifully captured.. Thanks for this post.

themoonstone said...

Nice pics. Sounds like a good place to trek too. How do we reach up the mountain ?

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Shrinidhi Hande said...

It is a good place to be, but one should ascertain its opening timings before going, as it could be closed