Monday, January 20, 2014

Brahmeswara Temple, Bhubaneshwar

Brahmeswara Temple in Bhubaneshwar is one of the earliest temples of the city built during the period of Somvasi Kingdom. The late 9th century temple as per the inscriptions that were originally available in the temple. 



The temple complex has central main temple and sub shrines in the four corners with tall towers. The temple is built in Kalinga style of architecture which has two interconnected structures of assembly hall and main sanctum. 



The front structure of assembly hall is beautifully carved pyramidal roofs. The carvings over the door frame contain beautiful flower designs as well as flying figures  and there are images of the eight directional Guardian Deities. 



The main sanctum has towering structure with beautiful carvings on it including lion head motif in the four corners of the tower. 



The temple built using red sandstone is an architectural marvel and has exceptional carvings on its walls. There are quite a number of beautiful carvings musicians and dancers.

48 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous temple and details, Rajesh! Wonderful photos. Have a happy week!

Cathy Keller said...

You always offer us the mos beautiful pictures to peruse! These are no different! Thank you! Cathy

Cloudia said...

India AWES!



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Aarti said...

Wow beautiful architecture... Bhuvaneswar/orissa has been on my to visit list for a year now..hopefully will happen soon!! :)

Our photos said...

Beautiful place and beautiful photos!

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Beautiful Architecture. Some of the Lion head motifs resemble the ones I have seen in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu.

Muza-chan said...

Amazing...

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely architecture. Nice post, Rajesh.

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

nice carvings :)

P.N. Subramanian said...

The assembly hall is wonderful. I never knew about his temple. Thanks for sharing.

Mama Zen said...

These are really cool!

Noel Morata said...

How very unusual and well carved...I love all the intricate details and graphic symbols

Marisol@TravelingSolemates said...

An architectural marvel indeed. The intricate carvings on the wall are very impressive.

EG CameraGirl said...

The carvings appear to be aging well!

Ileana said...

Another great temple! I like datails!
Have a nice day!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the temples.

Marcia said...

Amazing bit of architecture. Thanks for the window on your world.

Photo Cache said...

another impressive temple and the detailing is incredible.

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful temple shots for OWT ~ carol, xxx

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Fun60 said...

That assembly hall is stunning.

Al said...

That's an amazing temple, I'm always impressed by the stonework details.

Stewart M said...

Remarkable buildings - I keep pushing for a work trip to India - but my requests fall on deaf ears!!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

ladyfi said...

How very lovely!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, wonderful Brahmeswara Temple!

Jeevan said...

Amazing photos and simply marvelous detail!

Kate said...

The temples in India are always BEAUTIFUL works of art. Kate, ABC Team

Leslie: said...

The Kalinga style is quite unique.

Leslie
abcw team

George said...

The carvings on this temple are fantastic, and the entire complex is absolutely beautiful.

Roger Owen Green said...

Such detail!
ROG, ABCW

photowannabe said...

Amazing detail on the intricate carvings.
They are in such wonderful condition for being so ancient.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Wonderful photos! India is on mine and my daughter's bucket list.

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, The temple reminds me of intricate beehives. I love the sandstone.

Lowell said...

Love that red sandstone! It's another gorgeous religious artifact.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Bhubaneshwar is in my to-be-visted list for long.. these are some beautiful snaps Rajesh..

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful post and photos

Gattina said...

What a gorgeous artwork !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday Team

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Awesome Pictures

Kalpana Solsi said...

Beautiful carving standing the test of time. wonderful .Thanks for sharing.
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Huldra said...

Wow.. So detailed! I llways enjoy your pictures :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

A wonderfully intricate roof. Was this temple restored in the recent past?

Nabanita said...

The architecture is breathtaking!

edenhills said...

Amazing artwork and architecture! Beautiful captures.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Awesome

AmitAag said...

Awesome pics, Rajesh!

islandwonder said...

I am amazed how ornate everything is. Beautiful!

wanderingjatin said...

I somehow missed it but my father visited it. So nice, looks beautiful. :)

magiceye said...

Interesting

Shrinidhi Hande said...

nice structure