Sunday, August 24, 2014

Surya Shrine, Halebid

The 12th century Hoysaleswara Temple complex at Halebid has the main shrine Hoysaleswara Temple and two Bull Mantapas. Among the two Bull Mantapas the one on the South has a shrine behind it dedicated to Sun God.



This shrine is very small and has beautifully ornamented walls. The shrine contains a beautiful image of Surya, the Sun-god. On each side of deity is a consort shooting an arrow.



The walls of the temple has beautifully carved sculptures of various deities. In these sculptures every minute detail is carved with utmost care.



33 comments:

Ela said...

What an amazing place and a wonderful place to visit !

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Exquisite carvings and lovely temple ! :)

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, the shrine and the carving are beautiful. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing! Have a happy new week!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Your photos are spectacular, especially the last one as your details are perfect!

Karen said...

Amazing carvings!

Cloudia said...

Thank you, R




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Muza-chan said...

Looks great :)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

These buildings and sculptures are so amazing. The patience, dedication, and endurance the artists and builders had.
Take 25 to Hollister

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very informative...

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Beautiful temple and exquisite sculptures !

Sharon Wagner said...

The sun is finally shining in Minnesota today. My prayers have been answered!

Ida said...

Such intricate detail.
It's beautiful and amazing.

Fun60 said...

It doesn't look that small just impressive.

Janet Shaw said...

Interesting Photos! :) I've enjoyed viewing them. :)

Leovi said...

Nice artwork, great, wonderful temple !! I love your photos!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such beautifully carved sculptures! Very exquisite.

Donna said...

Rajesh these are just beautiful. To see something so old, with such history and so beautifully worked out of stone. It is amazing the workmanship done then with their hands.

Magia da Inês said...

。.✿✿°°
Muito lindo!
As esculturas são imponentes!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
♡♡彡

Al said...

Those are incredibly detailed - amazing!

Marie said...

Beautiful architecture! Love the carvings too. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

ladyfi said...

What wonderful details!

Lina Gustina said...

Stunning temple. Awesome details on the walls.

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Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful photos of temple

thanks

Photo Cache said...

this is a very charming temple.

Jeevan said...

Wow! Superb capture on the details and marvelous carvings!!

Maria Gagliano said...

Such beautiful details. Maria’s Space

Reader Wil said...

I always admire those carvings in stone! They are done with patience, care and above all:Love!
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team.

carol l mckenna said...

Great photos and amazing and intricate shrines ~ namaste,

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Ravish Mani said...

Wow! Great capture of magnificent beauty. :)

Abhijit Ray said...

Beautiful temple and beautiful idol. Thank you for sharing.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Amazing carvings!

wanderingjatin.com said...

Looks very intricate, wonderful share!!

Aunt Mary said...

Wonderful pictures :)