Thursday, July 4, 2013

Banesvara Siva Temple, Bhubaneswar

Banesvara Siva Temple  in  Bhubaneswar is located in the old part of the town.. It is built in the later part of  9th century. This temple was built using sandstone. 



The temple is facing towards east. The tower of the temple is square on plan and fronted by a shallow porch.



While the interiors and exteriors of the temple are plain, there are some gems of craftsmanship on the tower like lion, motifs which is seen on most of the temples in this area.



The door jamb is plain while the lintel architrave is decorated with graha panel and Gajalaxmi.  Other interesting sculptures are dwarapalas on the entrance door jambs.





32 comments:

Team G Square said...

Wonderful pictures and explanation.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Excellent!Your blog is making me to add some more places to my wish list :)

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

Shaivi said...

amazing architecture!

OurJaipur.Com said...

Nice. . .

Jeevan said...

Well observed the art work and rock carvings! Interesting doorstep

Asha Ram said...

Interesting to note the architectural differences between temples at the northern India and at the southern India.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful temple with lovely architecture. Nice shots!

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beyondwandering.com said...

Fantastic temple!

Al said...

I love all these old temples you show. The history there is amazing to me!

George said...

I really like the sandstone block construction of the tower. The carving above the door is equisite.

ladyfi said...

Ooo - that is so nice!

Carver said...

Very impressive temple.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures of such a beautiful old temple, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF again,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty temple, the shape seems different. Have a great day!

HansHB said...

A great tempel and a good post for SWF!
Nice to see your work!

Lowell said...

Another original design! I thought it looks a bit like a big helmet! But so interesting with beautiful carvings!

VaishVijay said...

Indian temples always amaze me. Thanks for sharing:)

sceneoftranquility said...

delicate carvings.

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos! I love this temple!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

To this guy in Oklahoma, USA, the building is wonderful and exotic.

Annemor said...

Very nice to see. Make me want to go to India.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

bailey-road.com said...

What beautiful sculptures!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating the beautiful temple.

Arija said...

This is so different from other temples you have shown. I recently watched a programme on building round domes on a square foundation. Most interesting test of an architect's skill.
I feel the keeping the embellishments to a minimum, enhances them even more.
Thank you, I enjoyed this post very much.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful statues. The details on these are amazing.

Cynthia said...

I enjoyed the close-ups of the details. It is remarkable that something built so long ago and being outdoors could still have all that detail.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

I love it! wanting to do Orissa

sushmitha said...

Nice captures :) Thanks for sharing :)

AmitAag said...

Wonderful!

magiceye said...

Fascinating!