Thursday, August 1, 2013

Bhaskaresvara Temple, Bhubaneswar

Bhaskaresvara Temple  in  Bhubaneswar is located just 1 km away from another famous temple Rajarani Temple. It was built in the 12th century during reign of Ganga Dynasty rulers. This temple was built using sandstone. 



The temple is facing towards west and Lord Shiva is the deity here. The temple is square in plan and and is built on a raised platform.



The temple  architecture follows Kalinga Style construction and is decorated with beautiful architectural motifs. The roof of the temple is in the form multi-layered pyramid.



In all the 3 directions excluding the front on the external wall of the temple there are beautiful sculptures in a window like niche.

35 comments:

Team G Square said...

Wonderful pictures and really nice temple with a park surrounding it .

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice temple.

Leora said...

A lot of care went into building this temple. Looks very different from our structures.

Jeevan said...

Simply beautiful and marvelous temple! Neat architecture

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

nice one :)

ladyfi said...

Wonderful architecture.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Intricate carving in beautiful sandstone and the statue is fascinating.

Al said...

Nice photos - I love the roof on this temple, it's exquisite.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful skies make a great backdrop for another incredible temple! Terrific capture as always, Rajesh! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, wonderful Bhaskaresvara Temple!

HansHB said...

Perfect serie for SWF!
Nice to see!

Indrani said...

It looks like a piece of gem.

Carver said...

Very beautiful temple.

Karen said...

I really like the first shot with the bright green grass in the foreground!

Anunoy Samanta said...

Temple looks good... Nice clicks Rajesh :-)

Nortehanon said...

Thank you for sharing many things about this temple through your words and photography.

Hazel Ceej said...

Beautiful temple!

DeniseinVA said...

A marvelous place, wonderful photos!

Heather said...

What gorgeous architecture -- thanks for sharing!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful and interesting photos!

thomas said...

a majestic one

Gemma Wiseman said...

Intriguing layered roof line on this temple. And love the idea of niches to frame and protect the sculptures.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Interesting temple. I'd love to visit India one day.

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating the wonderful temple.

Jeanne Baney said...

Creative minds built that temple, but it is the figure that draws my attention today. Wonderful!

Self Sagacity said...

I have not been there. Would like to someday.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Putting a red robe on a sculpture is quite a feat!

Blue, Ruby, Yellow Window

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

Maria Gagliano said...

Lovely photo op. Here are my shots if you care to check them out http://www.mariasspace.com/2013/08/my-day-at-bay.html

AmitAag said...

Beautiful photos!

Arti said...

Beautiful captures, the temple looks magnificent.

Yogi Saraswat said...

wonderful pictures and very beautiful temples

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Nice captures... :-)

Indiawilds said...

Happy to see this. This temple is hardly a kilometer and half from my bhubaneshwar house. These days they maintain the lawns well. ASI also does a good job in maintaining. Most of these temples have beautiful figurines and deities. Thanks for sharing this image.

Bhavani Nandan said...

Lovely pictures!!!