Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Poetry in Stone - 26

This is twenty-sixth in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The ancient temples are exceptionally carved.



The external wall and the tower of the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Bhadravati is beautifully carved. On the external wall in the middle layer there are  various   sculptures of Hindu deities. On the layer above one can see carvings that resemble small towers.



Similar tower like carvings of bigger size can also be seen on the Rajarani Temple at    Bhubaneshwar. The minute carvings in this tower are beautiful and details are amazing.



At Jain Temple in Ranakpur the carvings in the temple ceilings are very unique and differ from every other ceiling in the temple. One of the smaller ceiling has carving of Ohm. It is impossible to count number of ohms carved into it. It is a beautiful carving one should not miss.




At A.S.I Museum in Shimoga there are several sculptures excavated from various locations in India. One such sculpture is that of Lord Vishnu belonging to the 10th century  excavated from Ayanur in Karnataka state.


26 comments:

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Al said...

Poetry in stone indeed - remarkable!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Magnificent carvings, great details, beautiful photos!

Gattina said...

Amazing architecture and art work !

Aditi said...

Enchanting! Loved the pictures and the apt descriptions!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful Architect...

Sharon Wagner said...

So intricate.

Jeevan said...

Incredible! The first three got amazing details

LV said...

Wonderful to visit your blog and be able to see all these great structures. Never would have known about them otherwise.

Alok singhal said...

Your pictures are so amazing, as always. The details are indeed noteworthy.

Thomas Lee said...

A never ending story on the stones

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of the wonderful architecture.

Romi C said...

The building is magnificent!

Sylvia K said...

The intricate carving is awesome and beautiful blue skies are the perfect background!! Thanks as always for sharing, Rajesh! Have a great weekend!!

Ileana said...

Beautiful details!

Photo Cache said...

These ancient temples you have been sharing all make our jaws drop. I have a question though, do they still build new temples using the same designs?

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ladyfi said...

Wow - what a fabulous place!

jaipurthru mylens said...

nice blog post on stone temples!

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful and full of beauty of art!

purba chakraborty said...

wow...beautiful pictures :)

Ravish Mani said...

Amazing capture of magnificent architecture :)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Awesome captures! Poetry on stone- just perfect....

i b arora said...

wonderful structures

Yogi Saraswat said...

The ancient temples are exceptionally carved. Fully agree with you . fantastic images

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

What a beauty!

Abhijit Ray said...

Great sculpture. Beautiful architecture.