Monday, December 21, 2015

Poetry in Stone - 28

This is twenty-eight in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The ancient temples have beautiful carvings on them that are treat to the eyes.



A sculpture of Salabhanjika in the 12th century Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebid. She is setting her ear rings by looking into the mirror in another hand.



A sculpture of Yakshi in the 15th century Vittala Temple at Hampi



A sculpture of Brahma on the external wall of 12th century Chennakesava Temple of Belur.
Another beautiful sculpture on the external wall of Rajarani Temple at Bhubaneshwar.

25 comments:

Donna said...

That first sculpture is wonderful depicting her in everyday beautifying with earrings. And I love the color of the last one...a rosy color.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful images of the temple. Great series of photos. Have a happy week!

ladyfi said...

FAbulous shots.

Al said...

I can't imagine the work that goes into such incredible carvings.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poetry indeed! Do you know how long it took people to make these beautiful and amazing works of art .. And how many people worked on them? And who created the idea for the s ulptors to carve? Is there history somewhere about these details?

namaki said...

A beautiful Goddess !

Jim said...

Impressive artwork.

Indrani said...

Very beautiful carvings!

Christopher Kerry Scott Sophie Johnson said...

powerful.

Klara said...

I am always amazed by such artwork.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Amazing sculptures, very nice images.

Gattina said...

Very beautiful carvings ! Really amazing !

magiceye said...

Beautiful

Fun60 said...

I found the first photo fascinating and comical.

Jeevan said...

These are beautiful sculptures and simply wonderful in detail!

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful sculptures

Have a nice ABC-day / ABC-week
♫ M e l o d y ♫

Hildred said...

Oh, this one I love, - especially the first. It reminds me of celebrating New Year's Eve and the hope and beauty that go with that occasion.

Reader Wil said...

The art in your country is highly developed.
I wish you a great new year and happiness.
Wil, ABCW Team

Roger Owen Green said...

lovely in the 21st century

ROG, ABCW

photowannabe said...

So much motion captured in these carvings. Well done.

carol l mckenna said...

Very wonderfully carved sculptures and great photos ~

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,
artmusedog and carol

Susan Rafael Otter Jolie Nixon said...

historical.

mrsnesbitt said...

ABC Wednesday brings us cultural experiences we wouldn't otherwise encounter.
Denise ABC Team
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Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Very nice captures.

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