Monday, December 14, 2015

Poetry in Stone - 27

This is twenty-seventh in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The ancient temples have numerous carvings carved both on the interior as well as exterior of the temples. Many of the carvings depict the war scenes as scripted in various epics and mythology.



Above is the scene "battle between Ravana and Lord Rama" from the epic Ramayana carved at the 12th century Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebid



A pillar of Ramlingeshwar Temple at Avani where 3 different battle ready horse riders are carved with very minute differences.



A band of battle scene on the external wall of Mallikarjuna Temple, Basaralu. The band with slight different color is from the Parashurameshvara Temple at Bhubaneshwar.

22 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Amazing, Thanks for sharing.

krishna said...

beautiful!!!!

Wandering Wren said...

You're right Rajesh the minute details are amazing - those 100's and 1000's of horses are incredible the workmanship.
Wren x

Al said...

Very impressive and so intricate.

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous stone poetry!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Such beauty and such a story these pillars tell. Love your series, keep the photos coming!

Donna said...

Rajesh I love seeing these carvings up close...amazing artistic ability still survives after all these years.

retriever said...

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eileeninmd said...

Wonderful captures of the temple. Happy Tuesaday, enjoy your week ahead!

Melody Steenkamp said...

With a little imagination one can think of many stories seeing things like these.


Thank you for participating at such a loyal manor every week!

Have a nice abc-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

Indrani said...

Amazing work. Very well captured.

photowannabe said...

My oh my! Amazing work.

carol l mckenna said...

such beautiful and intricate carvings ~ what a treasure and great photos!

Wishing you the magic and love of the season,
artmusedog and carol

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

This is beyond incredible. I wonder how long it took to finish the work on this walls and pillars.

Jeevan said...

Beautiful captures and these are highly intricate in detail!

Roger Owen Green said...

great war art. Even though war is terrible

ROG, ABCW

AlexaT said...

So stunning details on the pillars and the historic scenes carved in stones!! Incredible work of art! Greetings of december!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wow! So elaborate and such craftsmanship. And, quite breathtaking.

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Easwar Arumugam said...

Nice sculptures; great old monuments

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Mesmerizing architectural works, beautifully captured.

Yogi Saraswat said...

what a beautiful intricate structure !!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Such intricate stone carvings...wonderful clicks... :-)