Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Siddhar Gundu, Shravanabelagola

At Shravanabelagola on the Indragiri hill there are various ancient monuments all over the hillock. One among them is Siddhar Gundu.



This is a huge boulder with carvings of Jain Tirthankaras is located just 30 steps on the upward journey after one crosses another monument Tyagada Kamba. 



At the top portion of the boulder there is a carvings of of Lord Adinatha and his one hundred children.



There is also a unique carving of Lord Bahubali in padmasana and this we can not see anywhere else as we see him in all other places in a standing position.

23 comments:

bj said...

OMYGOODNESS...this is so so interesting. Thanks much for sharing.
Here from Outdoor Wed.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Really amazing.

joshidaniel.com said...

that is beautiful :)

rupam sarma said...

Amazing

krishna said...

it is early amazing... you find our so many unexplored area in our incredible india.

Jeevan said...

Interesting monument come rock carvings! 100 sons quite impress

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous!

Sylvia K said...

Those pale blue skies are the perfect backdrop for Siddhar Gundu! Wonderful captures as always, Rajesh!! I hope you and your family have a lovely weekend!!

carol l mckenna said...

Great shots of amazing history created on this large tablet rock ~

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Photo Cache said...

Pleasant bonus to see these carvings.

Worth a Thousand Words

Mama Zen said...

That is really impressive!

Steven Que said...

The carvings in this rock is history preserved! It is very beautiful and precious :)

Greetings from the Philippines!

Steven

Thomas Lee said...

It must be a real tough job carving out those statues.

Marie C said...

I love seeing ancient monuments, carved stones, places of worship from ancient days. This is fascinating!

Maya Harrison said...

Very interesting carvings :-)
I just watched Amazing Race Canada and the last episode was taken in India. What a wonderful trip it would be to experience that someday. Thank goodness for the web that helps us find windows to the world, eh? Your blog is a nice window to India :-)

Maya from Pompeii | Naples, Italy

DeniseinVA said...

Incredible and amazing.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'm imagining all the work that went into those carvings!

Jade/Shadows/Six Words

Kathe W. said...

oh my- what a wonderful work of love and art.

Kelly said...

I would love to visit India someday and see all the beautiful locations you share.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool capture of a bit of history!

purba chakraborty said...

Truly amazing!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

The carvings are really interesting... :-)

Easwar Arumugam said...

It's really amazing