Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bhoganandisvara Temple, Nandi

The Bhoganandisvara Temple at Nandi is the finest architectural  specimen of Dravidian order built anytime between 9th and 15th century A.D. 



In the Bhoganandisvara Temple complex among the twin temples Bhoganandisvara and Arunachalesvara. The Bhoganandisvara dedicated to Lord Shiva is on the North. 



The temple consists of a garbhagriha, a sukanasi and a navaranga. The pillars of the navaranga are carved with fine small figures on all the sides. 



Both sukanasi and navaranga have pierced windows with sculptured jalis. 



In front of the of the navaranga entrance is the Nandi Mantapa. 



The outer wall of the shrines have pilasters, turrets. The carvings on the temple and pillars are varied and are in excellent condition.




31 comments:

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It is stunning ! : )

Cloudia said...

Thank You!



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Mary Cromer said...

Amazing how beautiful and still very much contained are these old architectural structures~

Beth said...

The temple is an architectural wonder!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Those pillars are absolutely amazing - as is the whole temple, by the way. Another interesting post!

Cindy said...

Wow, amazing workmanship those pillars are a real work of talent and time. Thanks for sharing

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that looks wonderful :)

Donna said...

The most amazing thing about these temples is that every single part is carved so intricately...I am in humble awe.

Fun60 said...

Everything looks in pristine condition.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful temple.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous stonework!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful captures of an amazing place, Rajesh!! Thank you, as always, for sharing!! Have a great new week!

Barb said...

Hello Rajesh, I'm always interested in the carvings you photograph. They do seem to be in wonderful condition for such antiquity.

Ida said...

So interesting to see this temple. The carvings are really amazing.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Those carvings are interesting to look at and in such perfect condition!

George said...

What a gorgeous temple. It's wonderful that it has been maintained in such grey condition through the ages.

Reader Wil said...

It's amazing that such ancient buildings are still in such a great condition. These temples are so precious!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

i think of the backbreaking work this must of taken.

ROG, ABCW

Ileana said...

It is very interesting to see these pictures. Such a great architecture!

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Joy said...

Such a variety of sculptures, must be an amazing place to visit.

Susan Moore said...

A wonderful tour of Bhoganandisvara Temple in Nandi - thank you!

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely architecture.

Powell River Books said...

What an amazing structure, especially when you know it was built without modern technology. - Margy

fredamans said...

I love all the carvings!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

These temples are just astounding.

Carrie Van Horn said...

Magnificent photos! :-)

Jeevan said...

Excellent capture and marvelous perspective with things engraved! Impressive light on the Lingam

Ravish Mani said...

Rajesh, beautiful capture of magnificent architecture. :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Very amazing pictures !!

అనామిక... said...

Oh My!. Such beautiful pictures. I would like to visit this temple.