Sunday, September 7, 2014

Poetry in Stone - 22

This is twenty-second 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. 



The external walls of the 10th century Amrutesvara Temple, Amruthapura are beautifully carved various patterns. The symmetry in the design at the corner is very exclusive.



In the 16th century Aghoreshwara Temple of Ikkeri there are many beautiful sculptures. One such sculpture of Lord just outside the main sanctum that has been carved out with utmost care.



The external walls of 10th century Mukteshwar Temple at Bhubaneshwar has been carved at every inch. On the wall above there are patterns, snake design, humans have been carved beautifully.



On the left is sculpture of elephants with lions on top of it at the bottom of a pillar near the entrance of Rajarani TempleBhubaneshwar. On the right is a carving of musicians on the top of the Lakshmi Devi Temple, Doddagaddavalli.

41 comments:

Noel Morata said...

Beautiful, I love all the carvings to this temple

Snap said...

Always an education to visit and see the temples you share. Happy Mosaic Monday.

Jan Robinson said...

What an amazing amount of work has gone into the carvings. It is wonderful to see that it still remains today.

krishna said...

stunning beautiful.. It is really amazing that our country is so rich with heritage...

Linda said...

So intricate! And beautifully photographed.

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful...

rupam sarma said...

Awesome

Forest Dream Weaver said...

I love the way the sculptors brought such lightness to stone......

Enjoy your week,
Ruby

R Niranjan Das said...

Intricate and beautiful!

Jeevan said...

wow! awesome details over the marvelous carvings… great post from various part of country.

Janet Shaw said...

The carvings are incredible! :)

Reader Wil said...

It is so finely carved that it looks like lace!
Wil, ABCW Team

Sylvia K said...

Another wonderful look at your beautiful world, Rajesh!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

The intricate designs carved into stone are masterpieces. Such talent and skill it took. . .and so long before computers!! Nice post as always~

Gemma Wiseman said...

The walls of the temple have magnificent detail. And the sculpure design is magical with the touches of red.

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography of 'poetry in stone' ~ Your country certainly has an amazing history! Great post for OWT!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Beth said...

Very nice architecture. Enjoyed my little journey along with you. :)

Fun60 said...

Amazing how they have stood the test of time.

Carver said...

The carvings are fantastic.

Photo Cache said...

the craftsmanship is uneblievable. can't imagine the amount of labor hours and the sheer brilliance of the artists.

Worth a Thousand Words

Jim said...

Such intricate work

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous stone carvings!

Leovi said...

Definitely a beautiful temple Amrutesvara, precious pictures.

Alexa T said...

When I see such so refined artwork, I'm thinking that it looks like a very delicate embroidery....

Roger Owen Green said...

The alignment on the top looks like a regiment.

ROG, ABCW

Hildred said...

More beautiful and amazing architecture. I look forward to your posts each week...

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The detailing in the carving of the temple walls is truly "incredible." Blessings!

Beloo Mehra said...

Beautiful!

Donna said...

I see so much beauty each time you show another incredible masterpiece of sculpture..delicate, lacy, intricate artwork I have seen no where else.

Marie said...

Amazing and beautiful!

Dolce Mela said...

Poetry, indeed! :-)

Joy said...

Wonderfully ornate temple.

Lmkazmierczak said...

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Cristina Pop said...

So beautiful...

SamuraiFrog said...

Great pictures; I love all of the ornamentation in the carvings.

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Beautiful ornate carvings.

Ananya Kiran said...

Beautifully clicks :)

Ananya Fashions and More

Sri Kri said...

Wonderful Architecture.

i b arora said...

great pics

Kiran Acharya said...

Stunning carvings.

icecandy16blog said...

I love the first pic the most 😃