Monday, July 22, 2013

Panchlingeshwar Temple, Barkur

The rulers from Alupas kingdom in Barkur built many temples in this place between 7th and 16th century.



One such temple is Panchlingeshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at the southern part of this village.  The temple has beautiful double storey gateway with pillared veranda on the either side.



This temple is one of the oldest temple, built during 7th century CE. The architecture is unique and originated in the 7th century. On the back side temple has Elephant-back type curvilinear structure. 



The unique noteworthy feature of the architecture of the temple is their roof.  The temple has typical sloping terracotta-tiled roofs. Being in a landscape of high rainfall, the temple roofs evolved from grass, clay tiles and eventually with the copper-plates.



The temple was renovated by the later local dynasties such as Heggades. The pillars on the corridor surrounding the temple has several carvings.


47 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Interesting temple design! I really like the carvings. Great photos, thanks for sharing!

Kara said...

that is a very interesting building and carvings.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Lovely and beautiful historical photo mosaic and gorgeous photography ~ Happy Week to you ^_^

Vee said...

I can see where Western architecture has been heavily influenced by this style. Wonderful tile roof and very pleasing verandah.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

marianne said...

That's beautiful, and amazing to think how old it is. I am entranced with ancient Indian music. I think it's delightfully spiritual, and I can not help but feel the presence of God when I listen to it.

May you have a blessed week,

Marianne

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Magnificent!

Mama Zen said...

Cool shots!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The temple look like they have Asian influence in their architecture. They are in remarkably good condition!

Team G Square said...

Nice to see Barkur temples they are really treat to eyes .

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful multistory temple...

Thanks

Jeevan said...

Absolutely unique and amazing old temple! Liked it curvy architecture

beyondzephyr.com said...

That's a very different look for a temple, but still very magnificent!

Donna Heber said...

What a beautiful temple with such intricate carvings! I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday. Have a wonderful week.

Uma Maheswari Anandane said...

I love temples from different places. The images are quite good and thanks for sharing

Noel Morata said...

beautiful temple, thanks for sharing this ornately decorated place.

Kay L. Davies said...

Your world is filled with so many fascinating things, Rajesh.
K

Leovi said...

Really delicious and very good prospects in these photos! I love it!

Kusum Sanu said...

Recently there was a prograame on Barkur temple on Udaya TV!

ladyfi said...

What a unique looking temple!

Karen said...

The carvings are wonderfull!

Photo Cache said...

the design of this temple is different from the ones you already showed previously. very unique.

mick said...

Great photos of amazing architecture.

Gary said...

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

Carver said...

That's a beautiful temple. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

the first looks like a livable abode, actually.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I am very much enjoying the many close up details you have been showing us Rajesh. I can only imagine how fascinating it would be to see in real life.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating architecture, especially the elephant backed roof. I have never seen that type of rounded, curved roof before on a temple.

George said...

This temple is quite different from some of the others you've shared. I think it is very impressive.

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful temple.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice temple. Resembles the temples of Kerala.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for the information about this temple. It's beautiful. What I miss is : a map! Where in India are these beautiful buildings situated?
Wil, ABCW Team.

Mar said...

Stunning and beautiful temple!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The roof is amazing..as usual I am amazed at what was accomplished so beautifully so long ago in your country.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this temple.

Joy said...

What an interesting and unique architecture. I would love to see inside.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The red accents add splash and dash!

Macro Mary/Ruby/Yellow

Huldra said...

Beautiful building :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Carvings on beautiful building and wonderful photos ~ thanks ^_^

RNSANE said...

I feel like your post give me such a wonderful picture of this country that I call "the country of my heart".

My Ruby Tuesday is at:

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Lancelot Quadras said...

I have passed through this place, haven't been here. Thanks to your pictures, it feels like i visited it finally..

shruthi nayak said...

Staying in manipal I never got a chance to visit this temple.. At least I saw some pictures.. Good clicks :)

Bhavani Nandan said...

Wooooow,,,,,,,,, lovely

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great piece of architecture...

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Wonderful pictures :) Thanks for sharing :)

Arti said...

Brilliant craftsmanship, can sense the antiquity and peace of the temple.

Kiran Acharya said...

Beautiful pics.