Monday, November 28, 2016

Uma Maheshwar Shrine, Nandi

The Bhoganandisvara Temple at Nandi is the finest architectural  specimen of Dravidian order built anytime between 9th and 15th century A.D. 



In the Bhoganandisvara Temple complex  between the twin temples Bhoganandisvara and Arunachalesvara there is a intervening shrine of Uma Maheshwar.


In front of shrine there is a Kalyan mantapa built of soap stone very interestingly carved with creepers and birds.



The interior of the central dome has 3 layer of fine carvings of interesting figures.



The excellent craftsmanship can be seen in every inch of the carvings. Each pillar of the mantapa is carved very intricately.

22 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful, delicate looking and so intricate. The nterior of the dome is beautiful. You must have had to lie down on the floor to get that shot!

rupam sarma said...

Amazing pics.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely architect...

Maggie said...

The intricate details of the pillars and walls are unbelievable, thanks for joining MM again this week.

Irene said...

Amazing carvings! Very interesting post!

Irene

Linda H said...

Wow, what incredible architecture! The carvings are so intricate. I wonder how long a temple like this would take to complete?

Al said...

Spectacular - the craftsmanship of that carving is beyond belief.

Anuradha Prem said...

amazing sclptures....

Lady Fi said...

Wow - how fabulous!

riitta k said...

So very decorative - and to me exotic photos. Enjoy your week!

Jeevan said...

Wow! The carvings on the pillars and ceiling are truly remarkable… certainly a tough job for sculptors

Great shots

Photo Cache said...

Exquisite carvings.

Worth a Thousand Words

Trubes said...

Wow !
Amazing pictures of the temple and I love the intricate details in the carvings,
Thanks for sharing them with us,
Best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

Melody Steenkamp said...

very imaginative

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riitta k said...

This is a real architectural treasure! And to think it has survived in such a good condition. Thank you so much for linking - this is very exotic to us Finns.

Alok singhal said...

Beautiful, again! I am sure you must have covered every sort of architecture by now?

Roger Owen Green said...

Such grand detail

ROG, ABCW

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Great carvings and details, as always! What a talent! #OurWorldTuesday

Amit Agarwal said...

Great pics, Rajesh:)

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful building !

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Wow....so much beauty! The elaborately carved column looks amazing.

Jeanne Elena Owen Beryl Henneberry said...

classical....