Monday, April 25, 2016

Poetry in Stone - 31

This is thirty first in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The ancient temples of India are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their craftsmanship.


In the Chennakesava Temple of Belur there are several beautiful sculptures created in 1175 A.D. Here one can see beautiful carving of Lord Vishnu in a reclining position over the Adi Sesha with Laksmi near the feet on the external wall of the temple. This pose is known as Vishnu Anathashayanam.



A beautiful sculpture in black stone at 12th century Airavateswarar Temple of Darasuram.



A sculpture of Lord Hanuman on the external wall of 13th century Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Bhadravati. Not so elaborate carving of Vishnu Anathashayanam on a pillar at 
Panchalingeshwara Temple in Barkur. A simple carving of 2 people on a animal at Mallikarjuna Temple, Basaralu.

26 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Amazing. Great captures.

Ela said...

Great to explore the beauty of your country !!
Fantastic photos !!
Greetings

Harshita Vinay said...

beautiful as usual

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful! I like the carving of people and animal(goat?) on bottom right.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The black stone sculptures are different -- I don't remembering seeing those before. All such beautiful works. Are the artists (stone carvers) known at all (is there any history of these artists?)

Jeevan said...

Superb capture on the details of the sculptures!

Photo Cache said...

I really like seeing the details up close.

Worth a Thousand Words

Fun60 said...

As always you show us the most incredible sculptures.

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful stone work.

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

As always, the detail of these carvings and sculptures are exquisite! It is interesting to read your explanation of their poses.

Sneh Asnani said...

Cool shots..

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Amazing carvings Rajesh.
There is a wealth of history in India.
Shane

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful works of art... and i think, every artwork has a poem in it


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

photowannabe said...

I agree. the carvings are like Poetry in their motion.

Leslie: said...

It certainly is poetry in stone!

Leslie
abcw team

carol l mckenna said...

The carvings are intricate and beautiful ~ great photos of this beauty in your world

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Mascha said...

What a luck, that these great sculptures are still there and nobody has destroyed them.
Thanks for sharing, greetings from Germany

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Those sculpts breathtaking sculptures in the Indian temples are truly amazing. I'd love to visit India someday, since I am related to a gentleman from India by marriage. Blessings!

Linda said...

Incredible work! Thanks for sharing.

Trubes said...

What wonderful carving so intricate in detail,
You must have a wonderful time you must have
visiting all these spectacular places of worship,
looking forward to seeing more soon,
best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

very detailed, as always

ROG, ABCW

Beloo Mehra said...

I have been to Belur and Darasuram, absolutely mesmerising experience there!

Cath said...

Evidence of a rich and interesting history...thanks for sharing.

Yogi Saraswat said...

Good Series !

purba chakraborty said...

Beautiful pictures. I like the name of this series: Poetry in stone :)