Thursday, December 26, 2013

Meghesvara Temple, Bhubaneswar

This temple is located very close to the Rajarani Temple in BhubaneswarThis ancient temple is built using sandstone in the period 1171 and 1195 A.D. 



This temple is built on saptha-ratha style with two structures; a central shrine with the curvilinear spire over its roof raising up to a height of 15.5 m and a viewing hall with a stepped roof. 



At the entrance of the temple on either side there are round thick columns entwined by naga (snake). The door frame is beautifully carved with motifs and on the lintel of entrance above which is the architrave of Navagrahas.




There are beautiful carvings on the walls of the temple. They are small in size and there are various designs.




31 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice temple. Thanks for sharing this.

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful captures.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Love the simple elegance and architectural excellence !

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That stepped roof is amazing - and the BRIGHT colours in the wall shrine stand out well!! YAM xx

Pallavi said...

Beautiful Architecture !

Lowell said...

Most interesting architecture and beautiful carvings!

eileeninmd said...

Cool temple, the design and the details are amazing. Great photos, Rajesh!

Jim said...

Wonderful.

Laura said...

Beautiful architectural images as always Rajesh! Happy New Year:-)

Arija said...

The round form is structurally a ver sound method of building, therefore it is no surprise that this wonderful temple has survived the centuries so well.
A Happy New Year to you dear Rajesh with lots lore of your wonderful photos of Indian places of cultural significance.

Carver said...

Great shots of the interesting temple.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautifully captured...

thanks

Lakshmi said...

Lovely ..am heading to Orissa..

Our photos said...

That is a beautiful temple!
Greetings from Holland!

ladyfi said...

How pretty.

Leovi said...

Definitely a nice temple, exquisite photos!

sceneoftranquility said...

Igloo styled temple.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Fascinating structure and love the photography ~ thanks, carol, xxx

TexWisGirl said...

the temples are always very impressive!

EastCoastLife said...

This is a unique structure of a temple. Beautiful building.

Annemor said...

Thank you for another series of great pictures.
All the best.
Mormor

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful temples and amazing architecture! I always love the incredible temples you share with us, Rajesh!! Have a very Happy New Year!!

Viera said...

Wonderful architectonic style...beautifuly carved... Great photos...

Jane said...

Very beautiful and intersting Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

Andrea said...

Amazing that they have survived the ravages of time. They are not only beautiful they are structurally strong ... a great accomplishment.
Beautiful and informative post ...

Andrea @From The Sol

Yogi Saraswat said...

undoubtly beautiful

Arti said...

Spectacular carvings - so intricate and awe inspiring!

alkajena said...

Very nice photographs..As I belongs to Bhubaneswar, this temple holds a special place in my memory.

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Bhavani Nandan said...

Awesome!!!!!

Nimi Arora said...

Beautiful shots... especially the last one!