Sunday, 10 March 2013

Somnathpura Beckons Again


I visited Somnathpura Karnataka India after a long time . Again I am feeling that I should have spent more time as the art is just flowing from nook and corner.

As Always I would like the gems from this great workmanship in art by my favourite Hoysala  Architecture do all the talking !

A Village scene depicting Potter
A Village Scene.. Can see pottery making

Mahishasuramardhini Panel
Mahishasura Mardhini Panel . Notice the curves on the Buffalo's Back

Beautiful Star Shaped Vimana
One of the most beautiful Vimana one can ever see among Indian Temples

Hoysala gems from Somnathpura Karnataka
One of the most beautiful Ceiling with Flower bend design and the Designs in stone

Hoysala gems from Somnathpura Karnataka
Culmination of different architecture Styles and improvements is what Hoysala Architecture is !

Hoysala gems from Somnathpura Karnataka
Beautiful Carvings on the Outer linings of the temple with beautiful Floral Designs

Somnathpura Karnataka
Beautiful Carvings on the Horses and camels

Somnathpura Karnataka
Side by Side: An Incomplete and complete Panel of Makara .. shows the level of workmanship

Somnathpura Karnataka
Probably a scene from Srimad Bhagvatam. Notice the depiction of Aqua based Fauna

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For Reference:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoysala_architecture

1 comment:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

The architecture, sculptures & bas reliefs are awesome. Great captures.