Monday, April 11, 2016

Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjangud

Srikanteshwara Temple at Nanjangud on the banks of river Kapila is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple was intially built by Chola Kings in the 11th – 12th century. Later Hoysala and the Vijayanagara dynasty kings further developed it. The temple was developed on a full scale during the reign of Krishna Raja Wodeyar.



This big temple and measures 385 feet by 160 feet in dimension. The outer walls of the temple are about 12 feet high. The beautifully carved huge tower on top of main entrance has seven stages. On top of it there are seven gold plated Kalasas flanked by two horns.



The interiors of temple is beautifully carved with several scupltures of dieties Shiva, Subramanya, Parvati, Chandikeshvara and Ganapathi. The pillars are carved with beautiful sculptures.



Even on the exterior walls of the temple there are beautiful sculptures.



33 comments:

Mama Zen said...

That second shot is just stunning!

Sumana Roy said...

lovely!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Magnificent temple, very nice sculptures.

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple. Great pics.
Have a nice week ahead.

R Niranjan Das said...

Wonderful captures of the beautiful temple.

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, o templo é maravilhoso, as belas fotos mostram na perfeição os detalhes da beleza.
AG

Jeevan said...

Magnificently looking temple in gold coat! The sculptures and carvings on both the pillars and temple tower were pretty neat and enhances for view.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Really splendid architecture and so well preserved.....the top looks incredible!

Laura said...

I never cease to be amazed by the artistry and skill of ancient people around the world.

Fun60 said...

What an incredible structure.

Photo Cache said...

Another wow-worthy post.

Worth a Thousand Words

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It looks like it is sculpted out of pure gold! Just beautiful. Your family looks well!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The temple looks as if it is carved out of pure gold! Beautiful. Enjoyed seeing your family as well.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

I love the view of the entire Temple in the first photo.
The close-up of the Gopuram is a feast for our eyes.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful architecture.

edenhills said...

Amazing! Hard to believe someone could build something to big and intricate without modern equipment.

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous temple sculptures!

joshidaniel.com said...

beautiful :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The statues, sculptures and architecture of this temple are all exquisite!

Bushra Muzaffar said...

Amazingly beautiful carvings on the temple.

joo said...

It's beautiful!

i b arora said...

amazing pics.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Iconic is the word! Absolutely brilliant

photowannabe said...

As I say every week, it seems, these temples are truly amazing.

Melody Steenkamp said...

that seems a very large building... i guess the inside is beautiful too?

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

Roger Owen Green said...

this is so ornate. and HUGE!

ROG, ABCW

Thomas Lee said...

nice one

Swati & Sam said...

Gorgeous temple ...

Arvind Balaji Kakade said...

Breathtaking views.

2travelling sisters said...

Stunning gopuras! Wonder how long they might have taken to built this temple during those days!

Amit Agarwal said...

Magnificent! Beautifully captured:)

Swati said...

I recall being here as a child when staying in Kadakola to see film shooting of Dr Rajkumar! It still looks beautiful :)

Rajeev Moothedath said...

You truly are a master in your art- each time, every time!