Thursday, June 26, 2014

Monastery - 2, Ratnagiri

The Monastery - 2 at Ratnagiri is dated back to the 7th century A.D. to 14th century A.D. during the Bhaumakaras, Somavamsis and Gangas period. But this monastery is excavated recently in the years 1958-62.



The monastery has three structural phases, as evident from the excavation. It is built using Bricks and Khandolite stone. It is plain and simple, except the balustrade windows in the eastern wall. 



The monastery consists of a central square courtyard, bordered on all sides by a pillared verandah around which are array an inner porch, 18 cells and a shrine chamber. 



24 comments:

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

so old and looks strong :)

Sylvia K said...

The pale skies do make a great backdrop for the monastery!! Beautiful captures as always, Rajesh!!

HansHB said...

A lovely serie!

Steffi said...

Very interesting post for SWF,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend.

Christian Weiß said...

An interesting place and fascinating old.

krishna said...

it's very nice that I could travel all over India through pictures in you blog...

carol l mckenna said...

Another fascinating post of India history and great shots for SWF ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Jim said...

Very interesting.
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EG CameraGirl said...

It's great that this is being rediscovered.

Al said...

What an interesting place - those cells look small.

Alexander said...

Good documentary of the monastery.

Have a good weekend.

Alexander
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ladyfi said...

What a lovely old building!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Interesting...

Anunoy Samanta said...

There are too many Buddhist monasteries in such state :(

Thomas Lee said...

lovely old red bricks,a charming one during its heydays.

Heather said...

Another amazing structure! My Skies

Mª Zélia said...

As beautiful as exotic, really a great work ... having the sky as a beautiful setting, fantastic!

R Niranjan Das said...

Very interesting!

Jeevan said...

Really a wonderful discovery! Nice perspective in photos

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A sturdy place of prayer!

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Chubby Chieque said...

Rusty & vintage?

An absolutely perfect combo.

Gaurab Mukherjee said...

Wonderful pictures :-)

Archana Chaurasia Kapoor said...

Lovely pics! what a great structure!

SelfDrive Trips said...

Sound Very interesting! And Lovely Picture.........