Monday, June 9, 2014

Varahi Temple, Chaurasi

During our Orissa trip we covered many destinations that are very popular. But we wanted to see some of the offbeat locales and Chaurasi happened to be one among them. We reached from Konark by traveling a distance of 30 kms with some help from the locals in the area. 



Here one can see Varahi Temple built in early 10th century A.D. This east facing temple was built in Sand stone for Goddess Varahi during Somavamsi rule. 



The architecture temple is comprised of a Khakhara vimana and a rectangular jagamohana having a roof of two terraces with clere-stories.  It has a two tiered hipped roof and has 2 latticed windows on either sides of the Jagamohan. 



The exterior walls of the temple are lavishly embellished with figures of divinities, decorative motifs and and scroll work. 




30 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

Amazing detail for something so old. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
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Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is really beautiful Rajesh. Its quite true for Odisha that even the off beat places are also so stunningly beautiful...

Jan Robinson said...

Certainly a beautiful temple and in such excellent condition, and it was built in the 10th Century. Amazing. I would particularly like visiting it as it is in an out of the way place.

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful carvings...

Cloudia said...

Thank you




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aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely Clicks

Jeevan said...

Beautiful temple with lot of detail to observe!! Wonderful captures and collage

Lowell said...

I really like that 2nd temple. The various sculptures are quite amazing! I just can't get over how old they are!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice temple with beautiful architecture.

carol l mckenna said...

Always a fascinating post and lovely photos of your temples ~ for OWT ~ namaste,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Photo Cache said...

this is such a beautiful temple. again, the manpower must have been tremendous.

bettyl-NZ said...

Another example of awesome architecture. The details are so astounding.

Goutami News said...

Good place introduced ....great pics.

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully lovely!

Lina Gustina said...

Awesome details!
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Leovi said...

Nice photos. Awesome place! Magnificent architecture!

Fun60 said...

I don't think there is anywhere in the world where you would see such decorative temples. Just amazing works of art.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very informative and pictures are beautiful...

Carver said...

Fantastic artwork on the temple.

LindyLou Mac said...

I can see similarities with a temple I visited in Myanmar recently. :)

photowannabe said...

Truly amazing detail.

Richard Lawry said...

Another beautiful temple. I always love visiting your blog. An Arkie's Musings

Roger Owen Green said...

great VISUALS!
ROG, ABCW

Christian WeiƟ said...

A wonderful architecture, looks like a great place.

Joy said...

Looks lovely, the architecture of the first photo looks so serene. Sandstone is one of my favourite stones, its soft nature must give many possibilities to the artist.

Al said...

It is beautiful - the stonework on these temples amazes me.

Maria Gagliano said...

Ahhhhh the places you must see.

Reader Wil said...

This temple is again poetry in stone as so many of your temples! Thanks!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Alexa T said...

Amazing artwork in stone! Always a pleasure to see such wonderful views!

AmitAag said...

Great art in stone! Wonderfully shot!!