Monday, December 8, 2014

Ananta Vasudeva Temple, Bhubaneshwar

Ananta Vasudeva Temple located in Bhubaneshwar, is one the oldest temples in the city. The construction 13th century temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna is initiated by Queen Chandrika of Eastern Ganga dynasty.




It is a Kalingan style of temple having a rekha vimana, pidha jagamohana and also the natamandapa and bhogamondapa are of pidha temple.  The temple is facing towards west. All the components are square on plan. 




The sculpture in the exterior walls of the temple have been craved beautifully. Most of the female sculptures in the temple walls are decorated with ornaments.



The carvings of the temple include a variety of motifs, females, deities.



35 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, wonderful photos of the temple. The carvings and details are beautiful. Have a happy new week!

Bibi said...

So beautifully intricate. Because I will be going to India again most likely this spring (5th time!) I am trying to learn the geography---state locations, capitals, and now I can connect with Bhubaneshwar in Orissa!

Al said...

Very impressive - huge and yet such wonderful stonework detail.

Muza-chan said...

Amazing...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This architecture and carving is amazing.....very beautiful!

Jeevan said...

Wow! Absolutely marvelous and impressive overall with wall decorations.

Amazing detail in your photos!

Donna said...

The first picture of the tall tower structure is overwhelming in its ornamentation...it is so intricately carved, it looks like a honeycomb...gorgeous.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The architecture is amazing and the sculptures exquisite !

Photo Cache said...

this is incredible.

Worth a Thousand Words

Jane Hards Photography said...

Your world is so different to mine, so much of the past remains. Always interesting

Sylvia K said...

Such an incredible, amazing temple, Rajesh, and your captures are superb! Such perfect detail!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

INcredible worksmanship and as always I am amazed. Thank you Rajesh.

Fun60 said...

Such intricate carvings.

Barb said...

Is that a dragon I see way up high? Another intricately carved beauty, Rajesh.

alicesg said...

Happy Tuesday. Lovely cravings on the temple building.

magiceye said...

Beautiful temple!!

Leovi Leovi said...

Nice photos, I love this tower !!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous stonework!

Marcy said...

The carvings are simply amazing! another magnificent temple.

V is for ..

Hazel Ceej said...

This is one of the most interesting types of architecture I've seen on your blog!

Sheridan David Tanya-Page Raun said...

what a time travel to Indian temples.
thanks for sharing.

Reader Wil said...

My admiration for your stories about your culture is getting greater and greater!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Hildred said...

Such intricate carvings, - beautiful!

Roger Owen Green said...

IMPRESSIVE!

ROG, ABCW

Meoww said...

What beautiful sculptures! Lovely

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Impressive Building! Very intricate work on the sculptures.

Sri Kri said...

Wow.Great architecture.Nice shot.
Cheers,
Sriram & Krithiga

Kokila Gupta said...

Majestic, intricate.. Beautiful!

Yogi Saraswat said...

Very beautiful carvings !!

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

The architecture of the Kalinga style of temples is so intricate and simply amazing.

purba chakraborty said...

Wow! Marvelous pictures. Great sculptures.

Archana Kapoor said...

Amazing pictures of the lovely temple 😊

Swati Sammie said...

Stunning architecture ... how did i miss this temple :( I was in Bhubaneswar for four years

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful monument with great architecture