Monday, February 8, 2016

Poetry in Stone - 29

This is twenty-ninth in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The ancient temples are richly carved and each of the carvings surpass each other in their mastery. 



Inside the Kailasa Temple of Ellora surrounding the maim shrine there is a pillar courtyard. This courtyard has several panels depicting various legends of Shiva and Vishnu.



In this courtyard there is a gallery of twelve panels depicting Shiva legends. On these panels there are Shiva and Parvati in various attitudes.



On the external wall of Mallikarjuna Temple, Basaralu there is a beautiful sculpture of Karthikeyan on peacock.

34 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

Jeevan said...

You got marvellous perspective over there! Superb details in the last two sculptures collage

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Poetry in Stone is the perfect title for your beautiful series Rajesh. These are beautiful.

riitta k said...

Beautiful carved panels. These temples are truly a great historic treasure.

Cathy Keller said...

How very beautiful! Thank you!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

The peacock sculpture is beautiful......I'm glad you explained it......thank you!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, bem..tive dificuldade na tradução, mesmo assim acho, que a foto é o máximo, é sempre bom apreciar e saber mais sobre historia.
AG

Jeannie Marie said...

Thanks for the wonderful pictures of the sculptures! I love my voyages into India!

Gillena Cox said...

magnificent photos Rajesh

much love...

Donna said...

Amazing site...these temples are huge and so are those picturesque panels.

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

joo said...

Amazing place, and I love the details.

Ti said...

Wow :) Amazing pictures :)

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures of an amazing place as always, Rajesh!! I always look forward to the incredible places you share with us!! I hope your new year is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Al said...

This is truly extraordinary, beautiful and inspired.

Photo Cache said...

So elaborate and artistic.

ladyfi said...

Just lovely!

alp said...

Unas imágenes muy bonitas..un saludo desde Murcia.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome photos and a lovely visit to the temple and shrine. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your week ahead!

carol l mckenna said...

Definitely 'poetry in stone' ~ beautiful images ~

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Leslie: said...

More wonderful architecture and history - excellent!

Leslie
abcw team

Melody Steenkamp said...

on the road of learning more about India through your weekly posts ;-)
wonderful photo's again... quit rich and cultural.

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

D. Prabhu said...

Beautiful :)

photowannabe said...

I am amazed by the size of this temple and the carvings.

carol l mckenna said...

More poetry in stone and amazes me they are in good condition ~ Great photos!

Happy week to you ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

alluring

ROG, ABCW

Sims said...

Lovely

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Stunningly beautiful! The Kartikeyan idol is sculptural beauty!

Ira said...

You bring life to the pics with your shots!

Reader Wil said...

Have you ever thought about writing a book about all the legends of the Hindu gods, and illustrate them with the photos of the temples? I expect that tourists will be very happy to buy such a book!
Thanks for your post.
Wil, ABCWTeam

Wandering Wren said...

Enjoying your exquisite temples in between visiting our own here in Myanmar!
Wren x

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

What an architectural grandeur!

Jyotirmoy Sarkar said...

Few years back i decided to visit this place and to feel closely every corner of this place but still not been able to manage a tour.
Very nice shots may be this post will work as catalyst and help me to plan a tour.

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful captures :)

Amit Agarwal said...

Poetry in Stone indeed!