Sunday Funday # 7

Indian temples are unique in their building structure and decoration. Temples are usually built in very picturesque places, especially on top of hills, on river banks and on the sea shore. There are water tanks built if they are far away from a water body. South Indian temples are distinct with its wonderful architecture. It has huge towers called gopuras,  pillared halls and carved gates.

IMG_5943Chamundaswari temple, Mysore

IMG_4899Ganesha, the god of new beginnings, knowledge and wisdom.

IMG_5799Ranganatha temple in Mysore.

shore templeThis shore temple complex is located in Mahabalipuram on the sea shore; a tourist destination near Chennai. It was made of blocks of granite built in the 7th century.

Most ancient temples have halls and towers with thousands of stone figures of animals, gods and demons.

IMG_5811Elephants and lions are common sculptures carved out of rocks.

IMG_4919A woman holding oil lamp is commonly found in temples carved out on pillars or sometimes made as metal statues.

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4 Responses to Sunday Funday # 7

  1. Sunday funday beautiful clicks!

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  2. afracooking says:

    I have never been to India, but oh I am so longing to see it. Especially now I have seen your pictures. They remind me over other places in Asia I have traveled to. I love that you chose to share them in black&white.

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  3. coconutcraze says:

    Oh, there are lots of things to see if you visit, Afra! I used black & white to avoid the distractions around the main subject.

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