Monday, March 30, 2015

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, Bhadravati

Lakshmi Narasimha Temple at Bhadravati is one of the most ornate temple which was built during 13th century during the reign of Hoysala Dynasty.

The temple built on a raised platform the architectural style of comprises of three shrines: one the shrine is facing west and other two shrines are facing north and south. The material used for temple is soap stone.

The entrance to the temple is through an open pillared hall or porch. The porch is supported by very well carved very smooth pillars.

The temple is dedicated to Lakshmi Narasimha an incarnation of the Lord Vishnu. The outer wall of the temple displays exquisite two tier decorative plan. The inner wall of the shrine is plain where as the outer wall is star shaped with numerous recesses and projections that are used as decorative relief.

On the outer wall there are several carvings of Hindu deities in relief. 

Mosaic Monday

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Birds in Neighborhood - 21

I get to see variety of birds in the back yard of my parents house in Udupi. I have captured few of them in my camera and here they are. One such beautiful bird is Common Tailorbird

They have greenish upper body plumage and rust colored forehead and crown. They are unique because of their long upright tail. 

They get their name from the way their nest is built where the edges of a large leaf are pierced and sewn together with plant fiber or spider silk in the form of cradle.