Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sri Pathaleshwara Swamy Temple, Talkad

Pathaleshwara Swamy Temple at Talkad is one of the oldest temple built in 11th century by the kings of Ganga Dynasty. Recent excavations have unearthed this temple and some other prominent temples. 



This is one of the 5 Shiva temples in the area. The temple is amidst the sand dunes and down in side the protective walls built to save the temples from sand movements. To reach this temple one has to climb down series of steps. 


This is a small and simple temple with minimal carvings on the exterior walls of the temple like any other temples of that period.


29 comments:

Chris Rohrer said...

Interesting place! Love things like this! Thanks for sharing pieces of your world. Not many do.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Nice to see this. A very basic temple - must be around 2000 years old or more.

Amy said...

very cool!

Team G Square said...

Lovely pictures of this wonderful temple.

Priyashi said...

Nice Clicks Rajesh...:)

krishna said...

hmm.. good info...

ladyfi said...

Looks like a lovely and old temple.

Jim said...

Beautiful.
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HansHB said...

Beautiful!

Cristina Pop said...

This looks so interesting...great captures!

Laloofah said...

An interesting temple - I would not have guessed it to be old, except for the detail in that last photo.

I also found the fact that there is a forest growing in an area of sand dunes interesting! Wonder what kind of trees they are? Looks like a lovely setting!

Birgitta said...

Interesting, great pictures!

Al said...

Very nice! Excavations in my part of the world would show sand and clay.

Annemor said...

Interesting. Has the sand conme later or is the place build this way?
Have a nice day
Mormor

Rajesh said...

Anemor: This temple and other temples in the area were immersed in the sand.

AmitAag said...

Very interesting!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very Informative...

Jeevan said...

Beautifully unearthed! Nice capture on the temple and carvings

Sallie Rainville said...

Quite a climb for this one ... I bet it has fewer visitors because of that! "Simple" carvings , I guess compared with some you have shown us, but quite elegant to me, especially considering how long ago they were done.

robin. said...

this is very cool...unearthed temple!!

Ruth Kelly said...

Statues with mustaches and hair - it gives them such character.

Alexander said...

Great findings! Interesting temple.

Alexander
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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"Small and simple"--it seems just right!

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Ravish Mani said...

Lovely capture :)

wanderingjatin.com said...

Looks a great find, thanks for sharing :)

Kirti Bali said...

Beautiful pictures and what wonderful temple.

SelfDrive Trips said...

Very interesting!

sahithya sridhar said...

nice!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Interesting, great pictures! This is 11th century's temple ? amazing