Thursday, February 9, 2012

Temples of Gadag_Laksmeshwar

About 50 kms for Gadag lies Laksmeshwar-There are many temples, Basidi and a Muslim shrine and Masjid. The most famous and majestic is the Someshwara temple.  The precincts of this temple is as large as a small fort, surrounded by a high walled structure.  The mark of the chalukayas is all over, but I wonder if it is influenced by the Hoysala particularly the shape of sanctun santoruim.

































Precincts of the temple-the corridors- A huge well

Uniqueness of this temple is the idol of shiva and parvati riding a bull. On the left of the photographs is a mirror which shows the reflection of Parvati on the bull in a orange dress








The Jumma Masjid built by the Bijapur sultans

9 comments:

Arun said...

Beautiful captures and description..

Team G Square said...

Nice to know about this place . Nice theme and loved quote on Header .

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the temple.

ruma said...

Hello, R Sudhir Kumar.

 Lovely your works, full of JOY.

 I am enlightened by your splendid works.
 Thank you for showing your heartwarming world.

 The prayer for all peace.
  
Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma ❃

Vetrimagal said...

A nice view of the place and good pictures. There are hidden gems in our dear country, many of us are unaware of .Enjoyed your post, and am interested to see it at leisure.

Thanks.

Nisha said...

First time I heard of shiva and parvati riding a bull. Really unique.
To talk of mirror, I visited a temple totally made of glass & mirrors. Will share photos.

Nisha http://www.facebook.com/LeMonde.APoeticTravail

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P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful. It is rare to find images of Shiva and Parvathi riding a bull. The other one (which I believed to be the only one) is at Bhedaghat, near Jabalpur (64 Yogini temple)

Siddhartha Joshi said...

beautiful pics...