Thursday, September 21, 2017

Poetry in Stone - 33

This is thirty-third  in the series on the rich cultural heritage of temples in India. The ancient monuments of India are richly carved and they behold ones attention for their craftsmanship. 



Beautiful craftsmanship on 10th century Varahi Temple at Chaurasi. One of the windows of the 14th century Rudbai Step-well at Adalaj which has been carved intricately on all corners with different motifs and animals.



The sanctum doorway of Harishchandra ni Chori at Shamalaji is adorned with bands comprising a creeper, lotus leaves and the vine. The two female figures at the base represent Ganga and Yamuna.



16 comments:

krishna said...

beautiful, majestic..

In Bengal there are numerous beautiful temple, I don't know all the names, nobody knows them.. I've only seen pictures...if you can cover some of them later some time, that will be wonderful..

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing this treasure!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Very interesting photos! Thanks for sharing.

Pietro Brosio said...

Amazing carvings, beautiful images!

Light and Voices said...

I am awed.

rupam sarma said...

Wonderful

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! Delicate carving

Lady Fi said...

So very gorgeous!

Jenn Jilks said...

These are beautiful! You are right, poetry in stone.

serv fusion said...

Nice Place will surely visit here once. I love to travel to different and new places.

NatureFootstep said...

Poetry in stone? Yes, why not. The last one is my favorite :)

Jeevan said...

Truly marvellous intricate work! The detail across the window is stunning
Great capture Rajesh

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love the intricate workmanship.

carol l mckenna said...

Always beautiful temple photos and lovely shadow one ~ ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

TheChieftess said...

The workmanship in these is amazing...

Kathe W. said...

so very complicated to make-takes a true artist to do this!