Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Arunachalesvara Temple, Nandi

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


Here there are twin temples Bhoganandisvara and Arunachalesvara. Among this the Arunachalesvara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is on the South. 



The temple consists of a garbhagriha, a sukanasi and a navaranga. Both sukanasi and navaranga have pierced windows with sculptured jalis. The window jalis here has figures of musicians and dancers.



To the right in the navaranga of the South Shrine is a curious figure of Lord Ganesh which is 3 ft high with a small lion face and a lean proboscis.



The outer wall of the shrines have pilasters, turrets. The outer wall of the shrines have pilasters, turrets. The temple on the external wall has beautiful carving of Nataraja.



23 comments:

krishna said...

amazing art.. just spellbound..

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Daliana Pacuraru said...

Crăciun Fericit ! Merry Christmas !

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely sculptures!

Jeevan said...

The sculptured jails are impressive! Superb capture on the temple complex... unique Ganesha

fredamans said...

Beautiful carvings!

Magia da Inês said...



Essa esculturas são patrimônio do seu país.
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Stewart M said...

I am always stunned by the thought of the amount of work that must have gone into building like this!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

ladyfi said...

How ornate and gorgeous!

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos, I love your captures, really a place full of art !!

Laila said...

I wish I one day can see this for real! So beautiful buildings ♥

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Sid Tehri said...

Really amazing pics. Pictures natural beauty. Thanks for such information.

Jim said...

Great architecture

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Intricate stonework! Happy New Year!

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Chubby Chieque said...

Magnificent...

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Ruth Kelly said...

The carvings are amazing.

Linda said...

Beautiful place!

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Beautiful architecture! Happy New Year, Rajesh!

Heather said...

Impressive stone work.

Arun Prasadh said...

Temple looks beautiful.

purba chakraborty said...

Great pictures. The temple looks amazing :)

Sri Kri said...

Nice looking temple.
Cheers,
Sriram & Krithiga

Yogi Saraswat said...

Great architecture !! but where is nandi ?