Monday, March 3, 2014

Poetry in Stone - 19

This is nineteenth in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The 12th century Hoysaleswara Temple of Halebid is known for their exquisite Hoysala architecture. 



On the external walls of the temple there is a beautiful sculpture of lady dressing her hair.  This temple has intricate sculptures and friezes. Each of these sculptures are very different from each other. The craftsmanship is is very detailed and beautiful.



The 9th century Brahmeswara Temple in Bhubaneshwar is one of the earliest temples of the city. There are beautiful sculptures on the external walls of the temple. 



In this temple there is a beautiful sculpture of a dancer with musicians playing instruments around her.



In the same temple there are many more beautiful sculptures. One of such intricate sculpture is  that of Somavasi King in his Royal courtroom with his pupil.


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38 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful temple and sculptures! Thank you for sharing your visit. Have a happy week!

Jojo said...

I leave for India on March 8 - my first trip, and I can hardly wait! Thank you for sharing your beautiful country and for inspiring us all to want to see your beautiful country. I can't wait!

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful :)

ARUN SATHI said...

साधू

Aarthy said...

I had been to this place recently. The architecture was marvelous. So intricate and beautiful. It was a feast for the eyes.

Suzy said...

Beautiful sculptures at Halebid. I have a vague memory of visiting Belur Halebid when I was very little. Thanks for sharing. Btw I featured your blog on my post at Someday Somewhere

P.N. Subramanian said...

I liked the scuilptures depicting a lady doing her make up, a lady surrounded by musicians and the King with his subjects. Definitely they are very well executed.

Rajlakshmi said...

Indeed the intricacies of the sculptures are amazing. Beautiful share.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of the beautiful architectures.

Carver said...

Beautiful artwork on the temple.

Photo Cache said...

all these temples that you feature has these intricate and elaborate carvings, make you think how much labor and time went into creation of each one of these.

carol l mckenna said...

Amazing and fascinating temples and great shots ~ thanks,

artmusedog and carol
www.acreativeharbor.com

Sylvia K said...

The intricate carvings are fantastic and I'm always amazed by their beauty and the detail!! Terrific captures for the day, Rajesh!!

Janice Adcock said...

More beautiful images showing ancient sculptures.

Jim said...

This is quite interesting.

ladyfi said...

How very lovely!

Randi said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish I could see these in the tempel.

Anna-Karin Eriksson said...

Fantastic details on the sculptures!
//Scaniatjejen
http://www.scaniatjejen.se

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing carvings with so much detail!

genie said...

I continue to be awed and amazed at the sculptures you share with us. They are all so beautiful....and they are oh, so old. The more I look at them, the more I see.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

I loved the temples in Halebid and you captured the sculptures beautifully!

LindyLou Mac said...

Such wonderful detail.

Kim Hkiss said...

I just watched last night the story of Taj Mahal and I am so impressed of the history and I feel in love too ^_^ Now I know two countries I would love to visit Russia and India ^_^ Thanks for sharing Rajesh!

Kim,USA

Roger Owen Green said...

quite HANDSOME work.
ROG, ABCW

Ananya N said...

Beautiful Captures...

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous! So intricate.

Hildred said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post - marvelous carvings.

photowannabe said...

I like How you show us your amazing Heritage.

Irene said...

Awesome shots The details are so beautiful!

Leovi said...

I love these beautiful pictures, sensual and wonderful sculptures!

islandwonder said...

Beautiful! The detail is amazing.

George said...

The details in these panels are absolutely fantastic. This is truly poetry in stone.

Beloo Mehra said...

Words fail to describe such beauty.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all.

Jojo: You are most welcome to India. Have a great time in India when you are here from March 8th.

Kalpana Solsi said...

Rajesh , I have been to Halebidu and Belur and each piece f carving tells a tale. thanks for refreshing my memory.

Mary Cromer said...

Wonderful

retriever said...

Wonderfull interesting post, love much the scultuur, greeting from Belgium

Mai Songalia said...

Such artistry, they must be very dedicated artists. beautiful!