Monday, October 10, 2016

Nagueshi Temple, Ponda

This temple in Ponda is one of the modern temple that is simple yet beautiful. This type of temple architecture is mainly seen in this area.



Most of the temples in this area were shifted from the adjacent Vehla during the Portuguese invasion. But this temple is originally from this place itself according to the inscription on a 1413 AD stone in the temple premises. 



The Temple was built in 1413, when this place was under the rule of King Veer Pratap Devaraya. Since then the original temple has undergone successive renovation even in the days of Chatrapati Shahu the Maratha ruler. 



The main deity of the temple is a form of Lord Shiva. A stone sculpture of the Nandi Bull- the vehicle of Lord Shiva is set at the entrance of the main shrine. On either side of the sanctum are ancillary shrines of Lakshmi Narayan and Lord Ganesh. 



The major attractions of the temple are the five-storied lamp tower.



The temple also has historic old water tank. It is built in such a way that standing at a certain point around the tank one can view the reflection of the idol of Lord Nagesh and the lighted lamps in the inner sanctum. 

27 comments:

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

These colorful temples are very attractive.

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Jim said...

Great architecture

Pietro Brosio said...

Magnificent temple in very fine pictures.
Interesting the old water tank.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - so pretty!

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful buildings, colorful to , i like them a lot


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photowannabe said...

Great architecture as usual. I like the water reflections.

Amit Agarwal said...

Nice captures!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful place...

Mama Zen said...

Really lovely!

villa said...

Bonitas fotografías e interesante reportaje.

Un saludo desde Salamanca.

Joy said...

Beautiful. It looks so pristine that it could be new rather than the actuality of it standing for centuries.

George said...

This is a very beautiful temple -- I really like that lamp tower. Sometimes 'simple' is the most beautiful.

LV said...

Such awesome structures. Never saw one in my life and I have been around a long time.

Light and Voices said...

Wowza! This temple is so beautiful!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's beautiful and this post aptly illustrates the difference between our countries. When you refer to a temple built in 1432 as modern! Before the US was discovered by Europeans.

Al said...

That is so beautiful, and perfectly maintained.

Roger Owen Green said...

Yes, time is definitely relative!

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Thomas Lee said...

A rather unique temple,i would say it have some semblance of chinese architecture

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful!!

Photo Cache said...

How beautiful.

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Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

amazing how they build such amazing buildings at that time.

Suzy said...

Beautiful architecture. Thanks for sharing.

dhiru guri said...

Wonderful temple.

Ruth Kelly said...

Your buildings are so beautiful! Nice reflection as well.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

This is all very interesting and beautiful,especially the lamp tower!

Yogi Saraswat said...

The major attractions of the temple are the five-storied lamp tower.It is really very attractive and unique structure of the temple. Thank you sir for sharing a great click with introduction !!