Monday, November 21, 2016

Mahadeva Temple, Tambadi Surla

Tambdi Surla is a small place in in the midst of a forested area of Mollem National Park. This offbeat place which is 65 kms from Panaji is known for the ancient temple in the whole of Goa. 



Here small, beautifully carved and perfectly proportioned 13th century Mahadeva Temple built by Hemadri, a minister of the Yadava king Ramachandra. This temple has been preserved intact amidst serene picturesque Anmod Ghats. The temple consist of garbhagriha, antarala and a pillared Nandi mandapa that is built using finest weather–resistant grey–black basalt. 



The mandapa had balustrade entrances on three sides and it is covered with a roof of plain grey sloping slabs. The mandapa has four pillars embellished with fine carvings of elephant and chains support a stone ceiling decorated with intricately carved lotus flowers of ashtakon variety. 



The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and there is linga mounted on a pedestal inside the inner sanctum.



The intricate carvings created by skilled craftsmen adorn the interior and the sides of the building.



There is a headless Nandi in the centre of the mandapa, surrounded by four matching columns.

21 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple. Awesome pics.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The ceiling is beautiful and all the intricate carvings. The skill of these artists/craftsmen is mind-boggling.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of the temple.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely pictures...

Maggie said...

How wonderful to visit such an ancient place steeped in history. The carved lotus flowers in the ceiling are so beautiful.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Lorrie said...

A beautiful setting and stone work.

Lady Fi said...

Lovely details, especially the ceiling of the temple.

Gillena Cox said...

magnificent Rajesh

much love...

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful place and lovely photography ~ thanks,

Roger Owen Green said...

Interesting that the roof looks as though it should be straw or shingles, but is stone!
ROG, ABCW

DrillerAA09 said...

Incredible artistry is this structure. Have a blessed day.

Leslie: said...

Truly a work of art!

Leslie
abcw team

Su-sieee! Mac said...

They were amazing artists, architects, and craftsmen. I cannot imagine any of our buildings lasting as long as these and in great shape.

Photo Cache said...

Awesome artistry.

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Regine Karpel said...

Pretty.

Amit Agarwal said...

Great captures!

Melody Steenkamp said...

I am astonished every week again, by seeing your photo's .... how rich ornate the buildings are there where you live... It must feel very special.

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Gattina said...

Another beautiful temple ! Looks quite small but so beautifully built !

Jeevan said...

A well preserved and must to be temple! Simple and interesting architecture and I liked the jaali inside

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful....lovely ceiling and carvings!

Suzy said...

What a beautiful temple. You have visited some amazing places.
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