Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Bairagi Ganapathi Temple, Barkur

This is one of the oldest temples in the Barkur region. The Temple is identified as Bairagi Ganapathi Temple, as the idol here was installed by a monk. 



This temple is also known by the name Chowlikeri Temple as it build during the Chola period in the 7th century A.D. Like every temple in the region this temple also has a unique sloping roof.



The entire temple including the walls and ceiling is hewn out of stone and undamaged it has stood the test of time across the seasonal changes. 



Exquisite corridor with pillars etched out of stone is in front of this beautiful temple. There are beautiful carvings on these pillars.




29 comments:

D. Prabhu said...

Wonderful :)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I really like the architecture of the place! Unique and beautiful...

a Rat said...

like its architecture style. nice pictures.. :)
A Rat's Nibble

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Very beautiful temple, the carvings are amazing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The pillars are truly exquisite!

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this temple.

Meghana Hassan said...

Am yet to explore Dakshin Kannada. Hope to visit sometime soon..

Jeevan said...

Very beautiful temple and really unique architecture! Like the wall designs of the inner temple.

joshidaniel.com said...

wow that is cool :)

Mandy Moore said...

what a beautiful temple. You can see its history in all the cracks and corners.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what an awesome place, Rajesh!! I would enjoy visiting there so much!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!!

Al said...

I can't imagine hewing a building like that out of stone, and its age is incredible. Nice shots!

LifeRamblings said...

Such a unique looking temple. The carvings are exquisite.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely place.

Gattina said...

Very interesting ! That's quite an unusual temple, so long and flat ! Looks almost like a bungalow !

carol l mckenna said...

Great series of photos of a temple that has stood the 'test of times' ~ Do you know how many temples are in India?

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Gillena Cox said...

luv the close up of the pillars; have a good weekend

much love...

Norma Ruttan said...

such an amazing place- and old! what craftsmen the builders had to be for things to look so great and still standing. have a restful weekend

Jeannie Marie said...

It is indeed a very beautiful temple! Thank you so much for showing me places I could never get to on my own.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm impressed by those substantial pillars.

Shadowy Ladybug

indah nuria Savitri said...

such an interesting temple.. As always, love the details..

Ranchal Rajput said...

Great place to visit the architecture of the temple was speechless each pillar carve in such a beautiful manner. this temple was built in 7th century and still stands in such a good was really a amazing thing to watch. Will definitely visit this temple once.

Thanks for the blogger who introduce us with a new place...!!!

Priyanka Kamath said...

Never knew about this temple despite living so close by. Will go sometime. Thanks for sharing!

purba chakraborty said...

Very interesting post :)

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Wonderful architecture!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Wonderful captures... :-)

D.Nambiar said...

Nice to know it stood the test of time. That says a lot about the quality of work done on it. Those roofs look just right for coastal temples.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Nice pics, liked it a lot.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Such a unique looking temple. The carvings are amazing