Thursday, February 11, 2016

Shiva Temples, Barkur

One of the prominent structure of ancient times in Barkur is Kathale Basadi.  In the same complex one can also see Hindu temples proving that Jainism and Hinduism were all together.



These structures dating back to 12th century located just behind the basadi. There are twin temples that are 30 mts apart from each other. 



In front of one of them is Nandi, that tells us that it was a Shiva temple.  On plan they are almost similar and have a garbhagriha, sukhanasi and pillared mukh mantapa. The pillars in the mukhamantapa are moderately ornamented.



The exterior walls are plain with very few carvings there are few carvings on the temple.



17 comments:

krishna said...

simple, yet rich with history..

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful. Nice pics.
Keep sharing.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about these temples.

Jeevan said...

Interesting temple complex, merging two religious beliefs! Beautiful captures

joo said...

beautiful details!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It seems like a good thing that the two religions could share the space. The carvings would be plain only in your Country I believe. They are still more intricate than what we'd see here, and these are from so long ago, fascinating to me as always.

edenhills said...

Beautiful! Someday, I would love to travel to these amazing places you share.

ladyfi said...

What ancient beauty!

genie said...

I am especially enjoying looking at your pictures as I read my book on India...Climbing the Mango Tree. I adore your pictures and love my book. They go together beautifully. I find it so interesting how the temples across the country differ so. That makes them even more fascinating. Thank you for continuing to take us on our little trip sitting right at our computers.

Light and Voices said...

I love these images. Keep on shooting what you see and sharing.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Joyful said...

Wonderful series!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting!

Jeannie Marie said...

Wow! The 12th century! Just imagine those that came here, what kind of a world they lived in. Beautiful carvings, I love to visit India through your blog.

Kathe W. said...

so much beautiful history! Thanks again!

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Very beautiful, old temple, Rajesh! Great share.
I am particularly fascinated by the Nandhi.
There is a song in Tamil, called, "Vazhi MaRaithirukkudhae Shankaraa...".
I am reminded of the song.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

purba chakraborty said...

Wonderful pictures :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

These structures dating back to 12th century located just behind the basadi. There are twin temples that are 30 mts apart from each other. Very old but still maintained !!