Thursday, December 15, 2005

Architectural Wonders...

After quite some time, am back to blogging again. Just had a breather to post some pics. Will post other informative articles in the days to come

Gangai Konda Cholapuram
(built by King Rajendra Cholan son of King RajaRaja Cholan)

Another view of Gangai Konda Cholapuram

Built in the memory of the victory over a King of the North
The sanctum sanctorum - The Shiva lingam is said to be bigger in size than the one at the Brahadeeshwara Temple

The huge Nandhi before the temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram

The Singamuga (Lion Face) Well

The glorious temple at Darasuram built by a Chola King

Entrance to the great Darasuram, the temple is built in such a way that anyone who wants to go into the temple has to wash their feet in the water pool before the temple

Architectural marvel inside the Darasuram temple (View 1)

Another view of the architectural marvel (View 2)

A Gestalt shift of a bull and an elephant at Darasuram

Brilliance in architecture at Thirubuvanam (again by another Chola King)

A Gestalt shift of a bull and an elephant at Thirubuvanam

More to come, until then...

1 comment:

Megarajan said...

Wow that was great.

Halebid and belur are also architectural wonders.

The 2 animals with one face is also seen in Jalaganeeshwarar temple in Vellore.