Monday, May 22, 2017

Shri Shantadurga Temple, Ponda

Shri Shantadurga Temple is on slopes of foothills of a mountain chain, surrounded by lush vegetation of Kavalem village in Ponda. It is one of the oldest temple in the area.


There is a main temple and three smaller temples of other deities on three sides of the main temple. The main temple structure was built during the period 1738 A.D. It was constructed during the reign of Maratha ruler Chattrapati Shahu of Satara.


The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shantadurga. The temple has several pyramidal roofs with a dome. The pillars and floors are made of Kashmir stone. Temple also has roman-arched windows, some of which have the stained-glass window panes of deep red, yellow, blue colours.


In front of the main temple there is a light tower. The temple also has a huge tank in the front.


18 comments:

Al said...

What a beautiful temple, and it looks so well kept.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

1738 would be an ancient building here in the US -- but for you it is rather modern! Beautiful temple!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Oh this is beautiful temple...

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice captures of the temple.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Very Nice..

Jeevan said...

Very beautiful temple and well maintained indeed! Wonderful architecture and you captured the details so well

carol l mckenna said...

Yet another beautiful temple and wonderful photos ~ thanks,

Happy Weekend ahead ~ ^_^

Lady Fi said...

Such a pretty temple!

Wandering Wren said...

Gosh another week of such exquisite detail Rajesh, I love the warmth of colour of the temple, just drawing you in.
Wren x

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful colours and architecture....I like the light tower!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This looks like a very modern building compared to the temples you've shown in the past. Beautifully maintained

zongrik said...

interesting brick red color

Uppal said...

Colorful temple exteriors and well composed pics!

Kalpana Solsi said...

beautiful and divine. i have been to this temple in Goa.

James said...

Great reflection!

Margaret Adamson said...

Lgreat Temple and wonderful reflections shot. Have a lovely weekend

Pat Tillett said...

It is beautiful! Great photos.

Christine said...

A beautiful scenery, and the reflection is amazing!