Thursday, October 18, 2012

Flagstaffs of Ellora

The 8th century,  Kailasha Temple at Ellora  has various interesting structures in the temple complex. The prominent structures in interior courtyard of the temple are Main shrine, Nandi Mantappa, pillars of flagstaff.


The pillars with flagstaff in the courtyard of the temple complex are two in number. They are on either side of the Nandi Mantappa.


The pillars look identical and they are beautifully carved with figures of people and flower motifs.


37 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Stunning, amazing, grand. Thank you.

Al said...

Those are beautiful carvings, they're in excellent condition.

Cloudia said...

We salute!


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Vineeta Yashswi said...

Fantastic Pictures...

Ranjana's craft blog said...

The carvings are very beautiful!

Jeevan said...

This flagstaff is unique from any other temples! Beautiful shots and details... Rajesh

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Beautifully sculptured flagstaffs. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Incredibly beautiful carvings. As always I am in awe! I enjoyed seeing the tourists in all their brigiht clothing too... and seeing them sitting on the steps below that pillar and carving really puts into perspective how huge the temple is.

Steffi said...

Very interesting and good photos of India,Rajesh!Thank you for your India-travel every week!Have a nice weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

That is a fabulous construction, all kinds of interesting details to appreciate.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, pale blue skies and they're the perfect backdrop for Kailasha Temple! Have a great weekend, Rajesh!!

Gary said...

Those pillars are beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada

Carver said...

The pillars are so intricate and beautiful.

ladyfi said...

How very lovely!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Another detailed structure, beautiful!

Bev said...

I can't even imagine the work that went into building those magnificent buildings!

Leovi said...

I love that wonderful temple Kailasha. Greetings.

Sridharan said...

Very Nice.. I am recollecting my Ellora trip..

Liza said...

Beautiful photos! Happy sky watching.

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Zuzana said...

Beautiful architecture. Also am noticing the sky and the incredibly light blue, almost turquoise colour it has.;)
Have a great weekend,
xoxo

sceneoftranquility said...

It must have taken years to carve those rocks.

Meoww said...

Hard rock, perfect, intricate carvings. Such a lovely place!

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the unique flagstaff in the world.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You seem to have a knack for finding beautiful architecture!

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Genie said...

Another amazing structure that has survived the centuries. It is so nice to see the people in the shot. They add so much. genie

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice carvings on the flagstaffs. Good shots.

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joyce manuntag said...

stunning old heritage structure!

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Cafe au lait said...

The carvings are amazing. I played too. Mine are here and here.

HansHB said...

A great serie of photos. So many details to see!
Well done!

Ann said...

amazing, who pays for maintenance?

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this craftsmanship.

Ann: There is a minimal entry fee for this monuments and they are maintained by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) a government body.

Leah TravelQuest said...

Amazing Photos Raj thanks for sharing this to us. I'm your new follower.

allresourceupdates said...

Indeed amazing Architecture...

anitaexplorer said...

Nice details Rajesh!
Plan to visit sometime! :)

Najm Nisa said...

I love those beautiful carvings !

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Have never been to this place ,have added it to my must-visit places ....striking pictures

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Awesome clicks! :) :)
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