Monday, July 31, 2017

Boganarasimha Temple, Devarayan Durga

The rocky hills of Devrayan Durga near Bangalore is surrounded by forest. The hill is dotted with several temples and at the at the foot of the hill is Boganarasimha Temple.



This ancient temple is of the Chola period and has been renovated recently. This temple enjoyed the patronage of many kings from various dynasties and also is well known for its simple but beautiful architectural marvel. 



Lord Narsihma is main deity of this temple and The idol of Goddess Lakshmi devi  is also seen here. The temple has beautifully carved tower. Also adjacent to the tower in the temple is beautifully carved sculptures showing various avatarts of Lord Krishna.



27 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful temple. Great to read.Thanks for all pics, awesome.

Jo said...

Hi Rajesh, that temple is exquisite. It looks good enough to eat! Have a wonderful day. Jo

Maggie said...

What a gorgeous looking temple, it looks like a wedding cake!
Happy MM, Rajesh, see you in September.

Lorrie said...

Very interesting architecture.

Fun60 said...

The colourful sculptures make quite a contrast to all that white.

Photo Cache said...

The white sparkles. Very nice.

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Al said...

Wow - that tower is incredible. Wonderful photos!

ABC Wednesday said...

Looks very wonderful and detailed... it must be a spectaculair sight when one looks at it when its fully in the sun

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Jeevan said...

Absolutely beautiful temple and pretty catchy in white coating! Marvelous

Lady Fi said...

How pretty!

Roger Owen Green said...

The tower is quite lovely

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such elegant and intricate carvings on the tower and I loved the colorful avatars of Lord Krishna (the colored carvings are quite different from what I remember seeing here before.) I like them very much!

Angie said...

Rajesh - amazing carvings! What material was used for the temple?

joshidaniel.com said...

White and pure :)

DeeDee said...

Lovely pictures

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Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Oh the colors you captured in this are magnificent!

carol l mckenna said...

You have amazing carved temple and buildings ~ beautiful photo for D ^_^

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Lady Fi said...

Just gorgeous!

Monika B... said...

Very nice.

Betty said...

Another amazing piece of architecture.

Andrea said...

Yes very intricate design, though that top portion was made very white that it looks really very new!

Thomas Lee said...

love the color mix,white and the colorful statues

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

How majestically that tempe rises into the sky!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann! Interesting, I will meet a friend of mine within an hour who love India, she has visited India in due of learning yoga and the fantastic culture. Have nice days late Summer ;:OD)

GreenComotion said...

Beautiful, white gopuram.
Very nice photos and share, Rajesh.
Have a Happy Weekend!!
Peace :)

Pat Tillett said...

The detail is amazing. There isn't a structure even half that old in my country.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful and interesting...