Friday, December 30, 2011

Temples of Gadag_LAKKUNDI

Gadag-A district  endowed with many unique temples and architecture which I learn is  called the Gadag architecture or the western chalukyan architecture. I visited quite a few in this district and many more on the anvil. 

The first and the most beautiful are the monuments in Lakkundi. Situated about 12 kms from Gadag, a small town, boasts of many temples-more than 50, only a few have been restored by the ASI and they are truly master pieces. A museum maintained by ASI houses  many sculptures picked up in the vicinity of the town.

The Brama Jinalya


This headless image of a Thirthankara stands etched in time



The Kasi Vishweshwara temple -Probably unique clubbed to it is the Surya Temple. Richly decorated with tales form Mahabharata. Notice the architecture-Unlike the sand stones of Badami, Aihole , probably is the locally available stone and inspired by the north Indian architecture perfected by the earlier Chalukaians.


Classic view of the Surya temple from both sides 

 


The beautiful pillared Nanneshwara Temple seen across the road

This is a beautifully tank Bhavi-never seen a tank this beautiful laid out in the precints of  the mannikeshwara temple.

A delight to sit on the steps and marvel the skills of the  artisans 

11 comments:

Arun said...

Smashing year-end post with amazing pics...

Team G Square said...

Wow , wonderful this place is full of architectural marvel .

Indrani said...

Yes, a great place!
You got great captures.

Kannada Cuisine said...

Awesome!!!

Urmi said...

Very beautiful pictures with marvellous architecture. I feel like visiting the place.

Nisha said...

Your gorgeous photos tell me how much I have to see in India.

I am going to visit a lot of temples here in Cambodia. Some are visited in other cities but I am yet to start here.

ruma said...

Hello, R Sudhir Kumar.

  Your excellent shot enhances charm still more.
  It is very sweet scene.

  I thank for your kindness.
  
I wish You all the best. ruma ❃

sm said...

beautiful temple

P.N. Subramanian said...

Lakkundi temples are simply superb and beautifully captured. The temple tank is of a distincy style. I loved it. Thanks.

ರಾಜೇಶ್ ನಾಯ್ಕ said...

very good photos

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