Sunday, October 26, 2014

Poetry in Stone - 23

This is twenty-third  in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The ancient temples of India are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their craftsmanship. 



Here is a beautiful sculpture on the exterior of the Lakshmana Temple at Khajuraho where a boys help a lady to remove thorn from her feet.



On the back side exterior wall of the Varhai Temple at Chaurasi is the beautiful sculpture of Sun God on a chariot pulled by 7 horses.



At Airavateswarar Temple of Darasuram there is a very unique sculpture of Ardhanareeswarar with three faces and eight arms. If one observes carefully the left half is man and the right half is woman.



In the above the first one is Lord Shiva on sitting pose with sword and shield in pair of hands. This is again from Airavateswarar Temple at Darasuram. The next two are from Chennakesava Temple of BelurThere are many more such beautiful carvings, we will explore some other time.

39 comments:

eileeninmd said...

A lovely temple, the carvings are always a beautiful sight. Your children are cute! Have a happy week!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

The are wonderful carvings rich in the history of that region of India.
Gorgeous cheeky faces of your two boys!
Shane

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful carvings - the Sun God is my favourite!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Love your mosaic, Rajeesh! Another interesting post.

Cloudia said...

India is a world of treasure!



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Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The carvings are very richly carved, and beautiful, Rajesh. Your boys looked happy to be visiting the temple!

vinisha shah said...

BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY AS ALWAYS

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

looks great :)

Muza-chan said...

Interesting...

Cindy said...

What lovely sculptures, I can't imagine the time and trouble to carve thanks for sharing

Carver said...

Beautiful sculpture. Definitely poetry in stone.

Sylvia K said...

Amazing sculptures and a wonderful look at your world, as always, Rajesh!! Have a great new week!

Fun60 said...

I am always surprised at how well the carvings have survived.

Donna said...

I can see why you love to explore these temples...so much beautiful and interesting carving.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful "poems"

Nice capture...

thanks

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Astounding sculptures!

Raj Mitra said...

Really Great Post. Its amazing and pointing on interesting topic.

Murthy said...

Beautiful sculpture..!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice sculptures!

Jeevan said...

Your photos captured great details! Marvellous sculptures

Marcy said...

Very beautiful sculptures. Pretty, pretty!

P is for petals

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful artwork, exquisite photos!

Roger Owen Green said...

great detail...
ROG, ABCW

Reader Wil said...

Amazing that these beautiful carvings had been created so long ago and are still in such perfect condition.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Lmkazmierczak said...

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Al said...

Poetry in stone is a great way to put it. Incredible!

Gattina said...

Beautiful sculptures !
Gattina
ABC Wednesday (Keyhole Pictures)

Joy said...

The first sculpture is charming and such a fluid carving style.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poetry in stone indeed! A perfect title. I think about the people who made these beautiful sculptures; they really must have had a calling from on High! Those who created the idea and those who carried out all the work. I wonder how many people there were working on these wonders.

Your boys are growing! Tall and handsome ... and lucky to visit such wonderful places.

Sherlyn Lobo said...

Nice blog....!

Beloo Mehra said...

Darasuram is such a treat for the eyes, and for the soul. Lovely shots!

magiceye said...

Lovely selection

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

A nice portrayal of the beautiful sculptures depicting rich heritage of ancient temples.

Yogi Saraswat said...

The statute are very beautiful indeed and the Varaahi temple statue is looking very amazing .

i b arora said...

nice pics

D.Nambiar said...

Great series, Rajesh.
You make us proud of all the art and architecture in the country. So much craftsmanship and so much beauty.

Sri Kri said...

Excellent architecture.Great shots.

Cheers,

Sriram & Krithiga

Bhavani Nandan said...

Awesome pictures and thanks for the narration of pictures!!!

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful :)