Monday, November 18, 2013

Siddheshwar Temple, Bhubaneswar

Siddheshwar Temple in Bhubaneswar is located northwest of another famous temple the Mukteshwar Temple. This 10th century temple is built in Pancha Ratna style of classical Orissan temple architecture.



The temple tower is grouped by a row of miniature turrets, which is surmounted by four rampant lions. 



The deity in the sanctum of the temple is Lord Shiva. On the external walls of the temple is an attractive idol of Lord Ganesh. 



The Temple walls are decorated with lovely ornamental motifs There are wonderful sculptures and designs on the temple walls.





38 comments:

Jim said...

Great shots

Our photos said...

Nice temple photos!
Greetngs, RW & SK

Christian WeiƟ said...

Beautiful photos.

Small Kucing said...

Gosh so nice, Wish I am free to travel

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful photos :)

Cloudia said...

Such a handsome Ganesh!



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Amazing wonders in my life said...

wow..beautiful!

Rigoberto Garcia said...

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Irene said...

Awesome! It's so impressive, it's hard to believe this is man made!

Irene

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely

Karen said...

Another beautiful temple!

Carver said...

Very interesting and beautiful temple.

Betty Manousos said...

ah, india! impressive!

brilliant shots!

happy week ahead~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love that bright red Lord Ganesh. I have a tiny souvenir statue of Him by my computer (sent me by my grandson when he was traveling in your country).

Annemor said...

I like the sculpture of Lord Ganesh.
Have a nice evening.
Mormor

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Birgitta said...

Magnificent!

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible temple, Rajesh!! The carvings are amazing! Thanks for sharing, as always! Have a great week!

Gary Phillips said...

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

Photo Cache said...

these temples are overly ornate. what type of architecture are these?

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temple, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful!

Leovi said...

Delicious pictures, I like this impressive temple!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a beautiful temple! The architecture is amazing.

Fun60 said...

Very intereting and different roof on this temple.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful history those temples contain.

R Sudhir Kumar said...

The red paint must be modern addition? Either way it looks so attractive!

acreativeharbor.com said...

More beautiful photography and fascinating temple ~ carol, xxx

Reader Wil said...

The builders of these temples are poets in stone. It is so beautiful!

Marcy said...

Stunning and beautiful architecture.

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R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots of this beautiful temple.

photowannabe said...

I have a lot of admiration for the architects of these amazing temples.

Roger Owen Green said...

the external texture is SERIOUSLY cool.
ROG, ABCW

George said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful. I really like the detail you've captured.

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

Another magnificent temple. I like the intricacy of its design. Loved the red Ganesh.

Joy said...

Fascinating buildings, makes me wonder what the construction technique was.

Beth L said...

amazing - love the red Ganesh and all the carving on the outside of the temple

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful :) Loved lord Ganesha :)

Indiawilds said...

Good to see this. When I am in bhubaneshwar I go there for a walk as it is close to my house.