Thursday, July 3, 2014

Sun Temple, Ranakpur

Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, and for a much older Sun Temple which lies 300 meters away from the Jain Temple.



It was built around the 13th century and renovated in the 15th century. Built of white lime stone in the classic Nagara style, the temple shows a profusion of intricate sculptural work.



It consists of a sanctum crowned with Shikhara and an octagonal mandapam which has six verandas. Exterior of the sanctum contains the sculptures of Sun God seated on a chariot.

29 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful captured

Kiran palwasha said...

Nice archeological site. Still very well maintained as i can see the horse statue probably you mentioned that too as sun god chariot. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful temple perfect against the gray skies!! Have a great weekend, Rajesh!!

My name is Riet said...

Such interesting photo's. beautiful.

carol l mckenna said...

Such beautiful temples you have ~ gorgeous shots ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Photo Cache said...

It must have been a fabulous time during those eras when these temples and other were in their heydays.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Truly amazing to think this goes back to the 13th century! Great photos.

Heather said...

Impressive carvings! :-)

Anunoy Samanta said...

Beautiful monument Rajesh... I guess any sun temple is a beauty!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful shots!

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Al said...

The stonework looks very intricate and detailed. Nice shots!

George said...

This is a very beautiful temple. I really like the details you've shown.

Panchali said...

Gorgeous shots!! I have heard about this temple...now, I want to visit this place.
Thanks for sharing, Rajesh.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I think these temples are very beautiful. I am still amazed at how long they have lasted

Tom said...

Around here 200 years old is OLD! Amazing.
Tom The Backroads Taveller

Phil Slade said...

Your temples are so beautiful. Icredible craftsmanship in all their detail.

Thomas Lee said...

Very delicate carvings here.

Kathe W. said...

it's such an adventure to view your lovely photos! Thanks!

Chubby Chieque said...

India keep me drool of its architectural treasure.

LOVE this...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The shadows almost seem to be etched in the stone!


Shadowy Flower

robin. said...

another beautiful building.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing how well the white limestone has held the detail of the intricate carvings over time. An unusual, appealing design.

Felicia said...

beautiful building.

CyberKID said...

Beautiful and beautifully captured!

SelfDrive Trips said...

Beautiful captured.........

a Rat said...

nice shots

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Beautiful carvings ...

Rajesh Asarpota said...

Great Shot.. Managed to get a good day