Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ganesha Temple, Kurudumale

Ganesha Temple at Kurudumale is one of the 15th century temple built during the time of Vijayanagara Kings.



This temple is built of a single rock without any foundation. On the exterior the temple is simple and plane. Half of the temple has different style of carving, believed to have been done by the legendary artist Jakanachari.



On the interior of the temple there are beautifully carved pillars. 



The massive Ganesha Idol here is 13.5 feet long and 6 to 7 feet in width. Opposite to Lord Ganesha is a big mouse sculpture.


20 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple, Nice photos.

Jim said...

This is interesting

Light and Voices said...

That is one large mouse sculpture!
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How interesting that this temple was carved from a single rock. You did a good job photographing the interior's beautiful columns.

Al said...

Made out of one rock - that's incredible.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures.

Thomas Lee said...

Indeed classic craft work

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That is amazing-- the entire temple carved out of a single massive rock! Beautiful images.

Jim said...

Great post

Lux G. said...

Your place is full of rich history and great interesting places.

Esha said...

beautiful carvings

NatureFootstep said...

nice shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

More animals than I've seen before on your sculpture posts ... That was a huge rock and amazing carving. Glad to learn the name of the legendary carver/artist!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting architecture and sculptures....love the giant mouse!

Jeevan said...

Interesting to note about its building – on single rock! Beautiful carvings on the pillars

Kathe W. said...

Love the photo of the idol! Fascinating!

bj said...

what gorgeous work on this temple....

Gemma Wiseman said...

So much stunning artwork in this beautiful temple.

Irene said...

Great post and well captured! Love the beautiful carvings!

Irene

purba chakraborty said...

Wonderful captures of the temple