Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Takhteshwar Temple, Bhavnagar

This temple is a important landmark in the city of Bhavnagar. It is located at the center of the city on a hillock and and named after its patron Maharaja Takhtsinhji. The temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is built sometime in 1863.



The temple has a courtyard in the front and it can be reached by climbing a flight of steps made up of marble.The entire temple is made of white marble.  



Even the pillars and tower of the temple is constructed using marble. There are about 18 pillar that supporting the roof. 



 As it is a Shiva temple, a Nandi bull is also present in the temple courtyard.

28 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Unusual top to this temple. The white marble shines brightly.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful temple and elegant work/architecture with marble!

Light and Voices said...

Awesome temple made of white marble. JM, IL-U.S.A.

Irene said...

Wow. Great shots. This temple is really imressive, with the white marble, the decorations and all the pillars.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Amazing temple, so fascinating!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple, Great photos.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous details.

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful blue, blue skies and the perfect backdrop for the temple!! Wonderful captures, Rajesh, as always! Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rajesh, pretty captures of the temple.. I especially like the shot with the flag..have a great weekend!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If it's marble, no wonder the temple has lasted so long!

Desert Sky

Photo Cache said...

Nice pillars.

Jim said...

Great architecture.

Joyful said...

Beautiful contrast between the intricately carved building and the beautiful blue sky. Have a great weekend!

Irma said...

Amazing temple.
Great shots.

Leovi - La FotografĂ­a Efectista Abstracta said...

Yes, This temple is a gorgeous, I love this picture!

DeniseinVA said...

Magnificent! Great photos!

George said...

This is a beautiful temple. I really like the clean lines of the pillars and temple itself. What an impressive sight.

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful building !

Thomas Lee said...

nice one

Jeannie Marie said...

Such delicious detail. I love it!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Every holy place has its shadowy side!

Friends in Shadows

Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful pictures of a nice place .

Ravish Mani said...

Beautiful captures :)

Arun Prasadh said...

Temple looks beautiful.

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

super!

Sweet Sharing said...

Wonderful place beautifully captured!

purba chakraborty said...

Such a beautiful temple. Great captures :)

Arpita Dash said...

great captures... :)

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