Monday, June 30, 2014

Poetry in Stone - 21

This is twenty-first in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The ancient temples are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their craftsmanship. One of the prominent sculpture of different type are Yali which has a catlike graceful body, but the head of a lion with tusks of an elephant and tail of a serpent. 



This beautiful sculpture of  Yali with a warrior is in  10th century Ranganathswamy Temple at Srirangam.



This sculpture of  Yali is in the 100 pillar Kalyanmantap at 1624 A.D  Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple at Madurai.


This fabulous sculpture of  Yali with a warrior is in  16th century Veerabadhra Temple of Lepakshi.



This sculpture is prominently seen in South Indian temples.  First one is from  1515 A.D Bala Krishna Temple at Hampi 6th century Thayumanaswami Temple at Trichy and  1010 A.D Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur.

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47 comments:

krishna said...

really poetry... how beautiful sculpture.... amazing amazing...

EG CameraGirl said...

The work is stunning!

Vee said...

Are the sculptors known? It is rich in imagery and design.

Jan Robinson said...

Yali are very interesting sculptures.

Lina Gustina said...

Amazing sculptures.
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Cloudia said...

one is speechless in such a presence, drinking it in.





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Muza-chan said...

Interesting sculptures....

eileeninmd said...

It is an amazing temple. The sculptures and details are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

sumowkowespotkania.com said...

beautiful sculpture, Wanda

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

The sculptors had very vivid imagination and wonderful skills.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful sculptures!

Carver said...

Beautiful stone work.

My name is Riet said...

Stunning photo's

Ileana said...

Interesting post! Very, very beautiful sculptures!

Sylvia K said...

Incredible sculptures, Rajesh!! Terrific captures for the day! Have a great week!!

Gary Phillips said...

Fascinating post!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Fun60 said...

Each sculpture tells a story. What an interesting way to discover your country's heritage.

carol l mckenna said...

Wow! ~ Certainly beautiful poetry in stone ~ great shots for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Leovi said...

Stunning sculptures! Great!

Photo Cache said...

india has a rich cultural heritage, lucky you.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Such workmanship, and it is well over a thousand years old. Incredible.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very beautiful sculptures of mythological creatures!

Birgitta said...

Great sculptures!

Joyful said...

Fantastic and intricate carvings.

Reader Wil said...

So all over the country these sculptures can be found. It's amazing that these images all have the. same. details. Thank you for sharing.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your poetry in stone. I understand that these sculptures are to be found all over the country! All created in different periods of the Indian history., but with the same details. It's amazing.
have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous shots!

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Fabulous sculpture!

Wandering Wren said...

The intricate details of the stone work is so impressive :)
Wren x

Arija said...

Beautiful carvings indeed. Thank you.

Leslie: said...

YES!

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

great design!
ROG, ABCW

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I am always amazed at the intricate carvings in the temples!

Staining the Desert Red

photowannabe said...

I am always amazed at the complicated designs of these sculptures.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

AmitAag said...

Awesome!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The richness of India's cultural heritage is awe inspiring.

retriever said...

Great scultors, have a nice day

islandwonder said...

The detail is amazing. They are beautiful.

Ravish Mani said...

Awesome captures, Rajesh :)

SelfDrive Trips said...

Beautiful stone work.......

AmitAag said...

Awesome!

Archana Chaurasia Kapoor said...

Outstanding!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Stunning photo's indeed

D.Nambiar said...

That is an interesting mythical creature. I just saw the ones in Lepakshi a few weeks ago.

Nice collection, Rajesh. And great idea for a post.

Meoww said...

Yali is my mom's favorite subject and she has written lot of articles that have been published! Also my favorite animal :)

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful :)

Abhijit Ray said...

Great sculpture. Beautiful!