Monday, March 6, 2017

Ancient Inscriptions

The ancient temples of India have inscriptions on them which throw light on the history of that period. 

At Ramlingeshwar Temple complex in Avani has several shrines  of 10th Century A.D. and one can find some inscriptions in Kannada of that period.



At Shravanabelagola on the Indragiri hill  inside the Siddhara Basadi there are two pillars with inscriptions on them. The tops are in the form of beautiful towers. The inscriptions are the epitaphs of two Jaina teachers named Panditarya, who died in 1398 and Srutamuni, who died in 1432 A.D.



We can see inscriptions in the old Kannada on one of the pillar at the 12th century     Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebid



21 comments:

Maggie said...

I'm always in awe of these ancient buildings that have survived for centuries it's wonderful to see that they are still revered and visited today.
As always it's good to have you join in with MM again this week.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Gorgeous! Amazing what they were able to accomplish in the past without modern technology. And even sometimes better! True deditcation and devotion!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The inscriptions are very well preserved for their age.

Lorrie said...

The inscriptions are in such graceful writing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Are you able to read those inscriptions? Wonderful to have such ancient history preserved so beautifully. (Every time you mention a date I simply gasp at the wonder.)

Lady Fi said...

Lovely stonework!

Pat Tillett said...

So much history there! very interesting and good photos.

dhiru guri said...

These inscriptions, today are very valuable source of information about our great past.

Jeevan said...

Inscriptions are great source of information on our history and we should preserve these for future studies... Great shots

photowannabe said...

The age of these inscriptions is just mind boggling.
Thanks for sharing.

Leslie: said...

Great shots and I'm sure the inscriptions give lots of historical information!

Leslie
abcw team

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely temples and photos ~ thanks,

Wishing you a peaceful week ~ ^_^

Photo Cache said...

Very nice post.

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Al said...

Thousand-year-old temples and inscriptions - awesome!

Roger Owen Green said...

very INFORMATIVE!
ROG, ABCW

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What a lovely place. I'd like to go there someday!

Jim said...

Great item.

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful pictures again, it keeps on staying intriguing for me as an european... all is so different at your location... ;-0

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Liz said...

I always find the ancient inscriptions intriguing!

Liz Needle said...

It is amazing that these wonderful old buildings have survived. I wonder how many of our modern ones will stand the test of time like these.

NatureFootstep said...

great shots.