Monday, January 11, 2016

Lakshmanalingeshwara Temple, Avani

Ramlingeshwar Temple complex at Avani has several shrines and one of them is Lakshmanalingeshwara Temple. This temple is built by rulers of Nolamba dynasty in 10th Century A.D. 



This shrine is most ornate in the complex. The temple on plan has garbhgriha, an antarala and navaranga. 



The linga in the  garbhgriha is largest in the complex.



The navaranga has four pillars with relief sculptures and the ceiling has Uma-Maheshwara surrounded by dikpalakas.



The external wall is ornate with friezes of elephants, lions, yalis and makara heads.


33 comments:

krishna said...

So beautiful architecture...

Cloudia said...

Thank you for showing us

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful Temple. Wonderful pics.
Keep sharing :)

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice shots.

Sun Shine said...

my mother would be thrilled to go through ur blog.... parents had travelled 19 cities in 35 days.... they just love travelling...

Alok singhal said...

Thank you for bringing this intricate work to us...really appreciate how they used to carve it!

David Gascoigne said...

India must be filled with fascination from one end to the other. Other than for a stop in Kalkata on the way to Bhutan I have never visited.

helmiriitta 10 said...

It is quite amazing that the complex has survived through the centuries. Impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Love those two posing for you - they look like fun traveling companions! Great shots again!

Thomas Lee said...

Beautiful carvings

Donna said...

The interior is very ornate and lovely!

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Sylvia K said...

A magnificent place and beautiful, happy children!! Doesn't get any better, Rajesh!! I hope you have a great new week!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The elephant carvings are exquisite! Boys are the same everywhere :)

Al said...

What an amazing temple - your kids look like they're enjoying being there.

edenhills said...

Beautiful images. The architecture is stunning.

Linda said...

Wow! Interesting pictures and unfamiliar words make this so exotic to me. Love the elephants!

Indrani said...

Wow! Great architecture!
I haven't been to this place yet. :(

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots of the temple and your children! Have a happy week!

joshidaniel.com said...

beautiful :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It is remarkable how much work went into the construction and sculpting in this temple. Truly beautiful place.

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful photo's again...
Indeed very ornate.

Have a nice abc-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-w-team)

DEE DEE said...

Lovely pictures

genie said...

Another amazing temple but adding the boys to the photo really creates the personal touch. The red slams on the lady really pop against the stonework. Nice shots.

carol l mckenna said...

Handsome little men and gorgeous temple shots!

Wishing you a joyful week, ^_^

Hildred said...

As always, so beautiful and ornate.

photowannabe said...

I can't get over all the amazing and ornate temples you have posted over the years.
Absolutely beautiful.

Leslie: said...

Awesome and amazing!

Leslie
abcw team

Shooting Parrots said...

You are really lucky to live around such beautiful buildings.

Roger Owen Green said...

another AMAZING venue
ROG, ABCW

Jeevan said...

Beautiful temple and neat perspective on its sanctum and details on the walls! Excellent shots

Ira said...

watching all the architectural marvels makes one think how much effort they put when the technology was not that advanced....maybe that is what makes them unique...

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Lovely shots... :-)

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Very nice place and captured fantastically.