Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Ramalingeshwara Temple Complex, Avani

Ramalingeshwara Temple Complex at Avani is not only a place of religious and historical importance, but also archaeological wonder. I visited this temple with my family when I went on a tour of Mulubagal district.



This temple complex at the base of hillock is constructed in 10th century  by Nolamba dynasty and later renovated by the rulers of Chola dynasty.



This huge temple complex has many temples and they are:

26 comments:

Light and Voices said...

Wow, so you saw 7 temples at this location.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

EastCoastLife said...

Wow, it's amazing. Love the craftsmanship, how do they build this in the past?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Amazing building.

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very beautiful -- so elaborate and so huge. As so often, my mind is boggled by the incredible craftsmanship!

bettyl-NZ said...

What wonderful details--as usual! I wonder how long these take to make so beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Such an incredible place and so much history!! Thanks as always for sharing, Rajesh!! Have a great weekend!!

HansHB said...

Beautiful post!

Jane Hards Photography said...

Always informative and interesting posts.

Christian Weiß said...

A very impressive place.

Janet Shaw said...

Beautiful Temple!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

So impressive.

D. Prabhu said...

Amazing Photos :) View from above is very nice :)

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful works of art of architecture, exquisite photos!

Hazel Ceej said...

Charming! If I ever get to visit India again, I'll travel down these places (was in ND early this month).

Jeevan said...

Beautiful capture and great perspective from both angles on the temple complex!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A temple emptied of people!

Wondrous Sunrise

Gemma Wiseman said...

Those rocks look poised to tumble at any moment. And yet they haven't. The temple complex lives on. Stunning craftmanship in the detail of this structure.

Karin M. said...

Beautiful tempel and photo of them...
Best regards, Karin

bj said...

Beautiful craftsmanship and your photos are great.

Andrea Priebe said...

I hope that in your India the skills that it took to creat these beautiful temples have passed down through the generations so they are not lost. Our country doesn't have a long history, but already the skilled craftmanship of our short past is disappearing ... what a shame. These are beautiful,Rajesh ... Thank you for sharing them.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Lmkazmierczak said...

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Jane said...

Beautiful! Something about the sturdy rocs and stone temples contrasting with the airy, tropical palms....

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Beautiful temple complex - a part of the country's ancient heritage.

Ami Bhat said...

Lovely pics

Archana Kapoor said...

What a beauty!

Chaitali Patel said...

Beautiful! Thank you for showing me something new!