Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Poetry in Stone - 32

This is thirty second in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The sculptural work in each of these temples are always admirable.


In the Chennakesava Temple of Belur there are several beautiful sculptures created in 1175 A.D. Here one can see a sculpture of Garuda as soon as one enters temple complex.



There are beautiful sculptures on the tower of the 10th century Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneshwar.



The pillar that has been carved from all the directions to tell stories from Hindu epics. This is inside the 15th century Ganesha Temple at Kurudumale.

16 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful, Thanks for sharing.

Ela said...

Wow !! It would be great to visit this place someday !!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos !!
Greetings

Haddock said...

The carvings are so intricate.

Thomas Lee said...

nice one

Lady Fi said...

So gorgeous!

Jeevan said...

Wonderful captures and the sculptures have impressive detail!

Light and Voices said...

I learn more every time I visit your blog. I'd like to thank you. Keep on taking these wonderful photos.
JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

As always I am amazed at the craftsmanship and artistry of India's people of long ago.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

The first statue is breathtakingly beautiful.
Great find and share, Rajesh.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

sandyland said...

imagining how long it took to make

Jim said...

Marvellous

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

So many shadows in that intricate artwork!

Jeannie Marie said...

Such beauty for all to see. Visually stunning!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always enjoy this perfectly titled series. These sculptures are beyond amazing.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Interesting architecture and beautiful colours!

magiceye said...

Really amazing work!