Monday, December 5, 2016

Sri Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple, Tadipatri

This beautiful temple in Tadipatri is right in the heart of the city. It is believed that the temple was built in the mid 16th century by Sri Thimma Naidu under the orders of the Vijayanagara kings.



The temple has lofty gopura that has been partially destroyed by the earthquake. But it has been rebuilt recently.



This magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu is built on 5 acres of land. 



The deity in the sanctum is 10 feet high. Once in a year, the sun rays touches the feet of dirty for 3 days continuously. These sun rays pass through the holes of monolithic chariot that is about 70 m away from the deity.



The hall in front of the Sanctum has beautiful pillars of different shapes and that have amazing sculptures on it.



The carvings of episodes of the Ramayan, Mahabharatha and Bhagavatha have been carved beautifully around the Garba Griha, Madhya Ranga, the Astana Mandapa and the Kalyana Mantapa. The carvings are very explicit and they express the story. 

26 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple. Nice pics.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Always enjoy seeing one that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, because He is the one I can remember something about. Magnificent temple and carvings.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Very interesting...

jennai said...

What an awesome place is that i will visit one day

Maggie said...

Rajesh, you always share something so fascinating with us at MM, each week is a visit to a land and culture we wouldn't ever see without you as our guide.
Thank you for joining Mosaic Mondays.
Maggie.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice to know about this temple.

Jeevan said...

The temple looks beautiful with impressive carvings! Really amazing the way it was build receiving the sun-rays on specific days.

Devilish Angel said...

Awesome carvings...

dhiru guri said...

A lovely and peaceful temple.

Photo Cache said...

I am such a big fan of all the carvings on temples.

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Fun60 said...

That is a very large site with so many sculptures and intricate carving. How clever to have the sun shining in exactly the right spot.

happywonderer.com said...

Quite intricate...

Kay L. Davies said...

So many temples, so little time.
At least that's what it seems like, Rajesh. Your photos are, as always, so well done.
Kay
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Al said...

Extraordinary, and it's wonderful that they are repairing earthquake damage.

Lady Fi said...

Amazing carvings!

Gillena Cox said...

Magnificent captures Rajesh

Have a good Tuesday

much love...

photowannabe said...

Just simply amazing architecture.

carol l mckenna said...

Another magnificent temple and great shots ~ thanks,

Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Looks very nice! I like when the sun hits the deity or makes some sort of form once a year. I have seen temples with the same feature in Mexico and Egypt. #WordlessWednesday

Roger Owen Green said...

a 10' high deity - interesting detail

ROG, ABCW

Amit Agarwal said...

Great captures!

Trubes said...

You certainly have some amazing temples in India, the intricate carvings
around the pillars are beautiful.
I wonder how long it took the stone masons and builders to construct
these amazing temples,
I would love to visit your magnificent ccountry but I'm not fit enough
to partake in such a strenuous journey, but, at least, I have yours and other
Abcw contributers blogs to read and learn more about your amazing buildings
and culture, thank you for sharing it with us.
Best wishes,
Di,
ABCW team.

Melody Steenkamp said...

it always amazes me how ornate the buildings are there where you live

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Uppal said...

Temple architecture is awesome!

Kay L. Davies said...

Rajesh, you amaze me. I was away from blogging for a few years because of illness, but I came back to find that you are still finding wonderful buildings to photograph. I don't expect our travels will ever take us to India, but I can see it through your camera.
Kay
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Anuradha Premkumar said...

interesting place...mark it for future trip..