Monday, March 7, 2016

Poetry in Stone - 30

This is thirtieth in the series on the rich cultural heritage of ancient temples in India. The ancient temples showcase  sculptural work that is unmatched anywhere in the world.



A beautiful Shivalinga at Parasurameswara Temple in Bhubaneshwar, the unique feature is that there are several miniature Shivalinga carved on it. It is said t there are all together 1000 on them.



The external wall of the Jain Temples inside the Golden Fort at Jaisalmer has several beautiful sculptures carved on them.


One of the many carvings on the ceiling of Thousand Pillar Basadi at Moodabidri.


At A.S.I Museum in Shimoga there are several sculptures excavated from various locations in India. They are on display in the lawn of the museum.

24 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Amazing, Awesome pics.

krishna said...

The Lingaraj temple in orrissa so beautiful.. but inside photography is prohibited..:(

Harshita Vinay said...

Awesome,Happy Shivratri

Jeevan said...

Unique shivalinga! The external wall of the Jain temples exhibits quite graceful work

Cathy Keller said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you well!

joo said...

They are awesome!

ladyfi said...

These are so gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You are so right about your countries sculptures. They are unique in the whole world and a wonderful cultural treasure for the whole world. I still wish I knew more about the artists who created them.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful sculptures.

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful carvings... how creative some artists are.... just wonderful .


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Mascha said...

Really great and beautiful stoneworks.
Greetings from Germany

Photo Cache said...

The first image reminds me of giant thimble.

Worth a Thousand Words

Trubes said...

wonderful photography;
you live in such a wonderful country;

Best wishes,

Di.x
ABCW team.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, imagens maravilhosas excelentemente captadas.
AG

carol l mckenna said...

Definitely poetry in stone ~ beautiful and wonderful photos

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Fun60 said...

Beautiful photos.

Lasse said...

Awesome.....!

Al said...

Such incredible detail and artwork.

Roger Owen Green said...

India is ever fascinating.

ROG, ABCW

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

Poetry in stone! Rajesh, this is amazing. I feel as though words are no longer sufficient to convey my thanks... but words will have to do. Thank you for your love of India! Amy

Kokila Gupta said...

intricate beauty!

purba chakraborty said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Shivling's design is very unique . Your's this series is very informative .

2travelling sisters said...

1000 shivlingas carved in one single linga sounds interesting!