Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Kathale Basadi, Barkur

One of the prominent structure of ancient times in Barkur is Kathale Basadi. Even though it is in dilapidated state it definitely worth a visit.



Built by the Alupa rulers the structure dates back between 8th to 12th centuries. It is named so as it is made of black granite that gives the temple a dark appearance. 



The sanctum is surrounded by stone walls with sloping pillars over them. This temple originally had the idol of Mahavir and after its destruction, it has been replaced by stone tablets.

22 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Amazing , Great photos

Jeevan said...

Nicely withstood over the centuries! Beautiful capture on the temple and hope they preserve it

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think this is the first time I've seen anything here that is not in pristine condition. Sometimes here in this country I see historical structures ( much less ancient of course) that are in ruins.

genie said...

I am so glad you shared the picture of the way it would have looked in its day. Simple but still beautiful in its own way.

magiceye said...

Hope that it is being taken care of ASI

carol l mckenna said...

Lots of history there in your photos!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Sylvia K said...

Fascinating as always and great captures -- as always, too!! Hope you have a great weekend with your family, Rajesh!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting

Lisa said...

This is such an interesting building! Is it safe to go inside, or is it blocked up? I'd love to explore!
Lisa at Tales from the Love Shaque

Rat said...

Dilapidated buildings have more stories to tell. They are fascinating.. Nice captures.

Joyful said...

Hi Rajesh, Wonderful captures of these historic structures. Usually the historic buildings you show us are very many stories high. This one is more a normal height.

Indrani said...

OH! Hope it gets taken care of well.

Photo Cache said...

Nice shots.

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! Even the roof are made of granite pillars!

nattsyrransphoto said...

Interesting and nice shots :)

harshita joshi said...

awesome pictures

Amelia Flynn Noble Stein-Wilson said...

nice choice.

Kathe W. said...

oh my- it's amazing to me that this has survived so many years!

Roxanne Burns George Arrington-Hans said...

lovely.

purba chakraborty said...

An interesting place. Great pictures.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Very nice place, beautiful capture.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Good to see this. very close to my hometown