Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kedareshwara Temple - Nagalapura

Those of us who have visited Nagalapura temples will surely remember being awestruck by the sheer magnificence of the temples, wondering and praising the ornamentation and embellishment. A notable feature of the decoration is the exuberance of detail and the effective repetition of the same motif. The of Kedareshwara temple & Keshva Temple was so much an architectural achievement as a remarkable example of tireless inventiveness and caprice in sculptured decoration.
The temple of Kedareshwara is situated about a furlong to the north and is located in a tiny enclosure. Here too, the shrine has a single sanctum without a tower opening into the vestibule which is connected to the Navaranga. The temple stands on a Jagati, the platform that can be reached by a couple of steps.
The outside of the temple walls again have the six friezes and the rows and carvings are exactly like the Channakeshava temple. The outer wall of the sanctum is a sixteen-cornered satellite structure with some finely carved images all around.  Above the friezes are numerous images of gods and goddesses protected by the turrets that run around. The top portion of the walls has rhythmic patterns of towers.
Some of the images on the wall include those of Ganesha, Mohini, Dharani-Varaha, Trivikrama, Lakshmi, Bhairava, Gajantaka, Brahma, Mahishasuramardhini,Arjuna,Shanumga, Parvathi-Paramesvara & Musical troops.

3 comments:

Ashok said...

nice photos of Indian Architecture... Good narration...

R Niranjan Das said...

Intricate and beautiful. Nice captures.

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ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

Good!